Oregon—Willamette Valley Broadband

Geographic area

Willamette Valley and surrounds, from Salem to Eugene

Broadband Leaders:

Cyndi Anderson

Chandra LeGue

Supported by a robust leadership team!

Focus Areas:

  • Protecting mature and old-growth forest ecosystems
  • Wilderness monitoring
  • Climate action
  • Engaging Broads in hiking, gatherings, and advocacy

Projects:

  • Participate in the Pacific Northwest Forest Climate Alliance and support the Climate Forest Campaign.
  • Monitor local USFS and BLM timber sales and other projects through field checking and the public comment process.
  • Get out to experience and learn about our local wild lands through monthly hikes.
  • Table at local events for Broads, such as Women in the Outdoors celebration in Eugene, 350.org event in Corvallis, and local farmers markets.
  • Advocate for wild lands, forests, wildlife, and the climate: writing letters and postcards, attending lobbying days at the Capitol, attending public rallies, etc.
  • Host a quarterly Book Broads bookclub.
  • Wilderness monitoring 
  • Having FUN at local events and coordinating with other Oregon Broadbands at their events.

Broadlights:

We have participated in/sponsored several public events —both in person and via Zoom—to educate the public about wildlife, climate change, dams, and forest management issues.

We hosted a regional Broadwalk—Discover the Santiam—in 2018, and a Climate Education and Stewardship campout— See the Trees, Save the Forest, Heal the Planet – in 2021, drawing dozens of regional Broads to the Willamette National Forest to learn from experts, survey for endangered bumblebees, and check out a proposed timber sale.

We host several Advocacy Nights each year—over Zoom during the pandemic—to dig deeper into important public lands issues and to take action on timely campaigns.

In 2022, we received a grant from the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance to do solitude and campsite monitoring in the Mount Washington Wilderness.

 

Wishlist:

  • Volunteers to table at local community events to spread awareness about Broads!

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