Paulina Lake Service ProjectCo-leader Contacts:
Rynda Clark

Joanne Richter

Welcome to the Central Oregon Bitterbrush Broadband.  We invite you to join us in building an active and engaged organization. We guarantee many special wilderness experiences along the way, and a lot of laughter! rynda-clark-2013-web

Focus of the Central Oregon Bitterbrush Broadband The Central Oregon Bitterbrush Broadband was formed in May of 2013 to join a national network of 39 other Broadbands in 15 states that comprise the Great Old Broads for Wilderness.

The focus of the Bitterbrush Broads includes:

  • Broadwalks: Fun and educational hikes in the Central Oregon region extending from the crest of the Cascades to the John Day River Basin.
  • Broadworks: 3 to 5 land stewardship service projects per year that focus on creating ecosystem health, including habitat restoration and noxious weed pulls (3-5 per year).
  • Broadchats: Wine and informal chats on issues related to wilderness protection and advocacy (2nd Tuesday of even months).
  • Broadsupport: Partnerships with other national, state and local conservation groups in our community who advocate for and support wilderness protection and minimization of climate change impacts (on-going).

Those of us who wish to will also participate in national and regional multi-day Broadwalks organized around specific wilderness issues.

In the news…

The Bitterbrush Broadband was featured in The Bend Bulletin in mid November 2013.

And HERE, the Oregon Natural Desert Assocation (ONDA) blogs about the Central Oregon Bitterbrush Broadband.