Oregon—Willamette Valley Broadband

Geographic area

Willamette Valley and surrounds, from Salem to Eugene

Broadband Leaders:

Cyndi Anderson

Focus Areas:

  • Old growth timber issues
  • NW Forest plan
  • Crater Lake proposed wilderness
  • Other proposed wilderness expansions
  • Climate change
  • Forest planning
  • Getting into the wild!

Projects:

  • Paying attention and attending meetings re: local USFS and BLM land protections and changes to laws/regulations
  • Getting out to experience and learn about our local wild lands
  • Tabling local events for Broads, such asWomen in the Outdoors celebration in Eugene and 350.org event in Corvallis
  • Organizing with Oregon Natural Desert Association and other groups, local 5-day Broadwalk service trips, including Steens Mountain, Siskiyous, and Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge
  • 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.
  • Having FUN at local events and with three other Oregon Broadbands at their events.

Broadlights:

We have participated in/sponsored several public events to educate the public about wild lands issues, wilderness, wolves, and timber issues.

An event co-sponsored with OSU: a Science Pub at the Majestic Theatre about the role of wolves in ecosystems, presented by Christina Eisenberg, author of The Carnivore Way.

We presented a “Women in Wilderness” art exhibit, in Brownsville at the Brownsville Arts Center in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

Wishlist:

  • Looking for a local unprotected old growth area to champion!
  • We need stewardship projects!

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