California—NorCal Broadband

Geographic area

Northern Califiornia, from the Oregon border south to Monterey, Kings, Tulare and Inyo counties.

Broadband Leaders:

Maureen Forney

Contact us:


Focus Areas:

  • Offshore Oil Drilling
  • Climate Change Policy
  • California State Parks
  • Regional Parks Systems
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Divestment
  • Wild and Scenic River System
  • Wilderness Areas
  • Supporting the transition to a green economy
  • Voter registration and education
  • Mayors’ Climate Pact


  • CA Public Lands Defense Network – partnership of non-governmental organizations
    that seeks to learn about and defend public lands and waters across the state. We
    participate in calls every three weeks, attend, or organize protests, and write or join
    letters of advocacy.
  • The CA 30×30 Plan – working to protect 30% of lands and waters by 2030 by educating
    members and the public, reviewing plans, and submitting comments.
  • Lobbying for Molok Luyuk (Patwin language for Condor Ridge) – Rep. Garamendi’s House
    Resolution 6366 to expand Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument and enact
    cooperative management with Native American Tribes.
  • Lobbying for Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation & Working Forests Act: Expand 10 wilderness areas, designate 379 miles of Wild & Scenic Rivers, and more.
  • Working to reinstate environmental laws on the U.S./Mexico border.
  • Planning for Global Climate Summit
  • Getting out to experience and learn about our local wild lands
  • Tabling local events for Broads
  • Move Your Money workshops with Fossil Free California
  • Collaboration with national organizations
  • Advocating for wild lands and climate change across the west: writing letters, attending lobbying days at the Capitol, attending public rallies, etc. for wild lands and climate change issues.
  • Participating in CEQA process
  • Teaching nature journaling to youth
  • Having FUN at local events
  • Stewardship projects in the North Bay and Central Sierra
  • Camping/hostel/hiking adventures


  • Deaf Council and Referring Agency (DCARA) and Acterra to present climate education
    curriculum for deaf youth
  • Climate Resilient Circle: outreach to cities
  • San Leandro Climate Action plan: biodiversity partner
  • Homegrown Habitats
  • Third Act SF Bay Area Working Group: people over 60 working to gain political and
    economic power for a fairer, more sustainable society and planet


  • Participated in successful campaigns for resolutions by cities and counties in opposition to offshore oil drilling.
  • Completed pilot year of Project KNOW, a youth environmental naturalist program.
  • Participated in and tabled at the Women’s March and Science Marches in San Francisco and Oakland, 2017 and 2018.
  • Hosted a Regional Broadwalk at Calaveras Big Trees State Park.
  • Lobbying in Sacramento and Washington D.C. for wildlife migration corridors and California State Parks.
  • Stewardship in Sonoma County at the Santa Rosa Lagoon.
  • Registered more than 500 new voters in California at community colleges and high schools.
  • Participated in GOTV events in the Sierra Foothills, District 4.

Upcoming Events:

  • Fall Paddle with the Salmon on the Tuolumne River, date TBD, with our partners at
    Tuolumne River Trust.
  • Broads on the Bay with our partners at Sea Valor, Fall sailing, Weekend date TBD •
    Group Tent Camping at Puma Point Campground in Anthony Chabot Campground,
    October 6–10. Hiking and activities that include paddling on Lake Chabot and urban
    adventures to choose from. For more information contact Maureen,

Sample of Past Events:

  • Broads on the Bay, a partnership with Tuolumne River Trust and Sea Valor: an
    advocacy, educational and experiential event on behalf of the SF Bay Delta.
  • Paddle with the Salmon in partnership with Tuolumne River Trust: participants learned about the
    threats to salmonids in our river systems and the SF Bay Delta, and about serpentine soils
    and endemic species on a hike in the Red Hills.
  • Bears Ears National Monument, Utah – Supported “Red Road to DC” Totem Pole
    journey across the U.S. to support restoration of National Monument lands. • House of
    Tears Carvers – Hosted the Totem Pole carvers in defense of Sacred Sites and traveled
    up and down the state, across the nation, and to its delivery to Secretary Haaland in D.C.
  • A Weekend Event at Berryessa Snow Mountain Natl. Monument, April 15-17, 2022
    with our partners at Tuleyome to discuss the “Berryessa Snow Mountain National
    Monument Expansion Act” (H.R.6366)
  • Gathering of the Eagles as guests of House of Tears Carvers in honor of Master
    Carver Jewell James and Snake River to Salish Sea Spirit of the Waters totem pole


  • Vibrant volunteers
  • Enthusiastic Broads with an interest in leadership
  • Intellectually curious people who love the outdoors

Become a member of Great Old Broads for Wilderness and join our Broadband today!