Oregon – Cascade Volcanoes Broadband

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Broadband Leader(s): Laurie Kerr and Judy Todd
Based in the Portland-Vancouver area, the Cascade Volcanoes Broadband range includes the Gifford Pinchot (Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams) and Mt. Hood National Forests, as well as the beautiful Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

Welcome to Cascade Volcanoes Broadband

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

Co-Leader Laurie Kerr and her favorite activity - stewardship!

Contact Information:

Broadband Leaders: Laurie Kerr, lauriekerr@pacifier.com and Barb Fox-Kilgore, bamountainfox@yahoo.com

Leadership team:  Micky Ryan (mickyryan@aol.com), Ginny Peckinpaugh (ginnypaw123@aol.com), Linda Buckley (lindab353@sbcglobal.net), Felice Kelly (felice.kelly@gmail.com)

Focus Areas:

Climate Change, Wildlife Protection, Forest Protection, River Protection

We are not just a hiking, service, and advocacy group; we're all three and more! It's important that we have fun no matter what we are doing. Please join us in any of our activities or contact us for more information.


Stewardship Projects:

  • Joined the Cascade Forest conservancy to survey potential beaver habitat for suitability for beaver reintroduction
  • Conducted grant-funded solitude monitoring training and monitoring sessions with the Forest Service in the Mt. Adams and Indian Heaven Wilderness areas. Over 142 miles of trails were monitored for solitude
  • Provided trail stewardship at Steigerwald National Wildlife Refuge and Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge
  • Assisted Audubon with local bird counts
  • Participated in a work party with Washington Trails Association to maintain a trail at Whipple Creek Park
  • Joined Cascade Forest Conservancy to monitor culverts for road surveys
  • Partnered with Columbia Land Trust in planting natives along riparian areas of Hood River
  • Assisted Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership in planting natives at Steigerwald National Wildlife Refuge
  • Participated in invasive species pull at Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge
  • Planted over 200 native trees and shrubs with Columbia Land Trust and Steigerwald Wildlife Refuge
  • Cleaned and placed bird nesting boxes with San Juan Preservation Trust on San Juan Island


Co-Leader Bob Fox-Kilgore


  • Participated in Climate March in Portland.
  • Participated in Rally in Salem to stop the proposed Jordan Cove fracked gas plant and Pacific Connector pipeline from being approved.
  • Rallied and lobbied in Olympia, WA and Salem, OR in support of statewide efforts for Clean Energy legislation.
  • Lobbied Oregon Congressional delegation on the importance of maintaining the Endangered Species Act.
  • Rallied in Olympia, WA to protect orcas and salmon by removing the Lower Snake River Dams.
  • Continued education of members with winter Book Groups.
  • Annual end-of-season Campout at Timothy Lake Campground in the Mt. Hood National Forest.



Climate Action Day at OR State Capitol

  • Participated in rally in Salem to oppose the proposed Jordan Cove Fracked gas plant and Pacific Connector pipeline
  • Rallied and lobbied in Olympia, Wa and Salem, Or in support of statewide efforts for Clean Energy legislation
  • Rallied in Portland and Olympia to protect orcas and salmon by removing the Lower Snake River Dams
  • Continued education of members with winter book groups
  • Advocated for increased wilderness on Mt. Hood with Oregon Wild
  • Submitted comments on rollback of NEPA and Grazing proposals
  • Wrote letters and submitted comments to Gov. Inslee’s task force in support of dam breaching on LSR
  • Attended Stakeholders forum in Vancouver regarding salmon/orca recovery plan
  • Submitted comments on SE Oregon Management Plan
  • Presented a thank you card to Gov. Kate Brown for her support of dam breaching on LSR
  • Planned and carried out advocacy night at Patagonia event on Jordan Cove campaign
  • Attended environmental workshops, classes, and conferences
  • Attended fundraising event for protect Hantwick Trail from logging
  • Tabled BirdFest event in Ridgefield, WA
  • Attended National Stewardship Conference in Bend, OR
  • Birding outing at Tualatin Wildlife Refuge
  • Beaver and road surveys with Cascade Forest Conservancy


Read the story about our leadership team helping to restore the Western Bluebird population HERE.

Laurie (left) and Jane (right) on a hike.

Portland, OR, USA