Oregon – Cascade Volcanoes Broadband

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Broadband Leader(s): Laurie Kerr and Barb Fox Kilgore
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!

Barb and Laurie solitude monitoring

Contact Information

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

Leadership team:  Micky Ryan (mickyryan@aol.com), Linda Buckley (lindab353@sbcglobal.net), Darlene Chirman, (darlene.chirman@gmail.com)

Focus Areas:

Climate Change, Wildlife Protection, Forest Protection, Justice, Equity and Diversity

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.

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

Stewardship Projects:

  • Conducted grant-funded solitude monitoring training and monitoring sessions with the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area of the Forest Service in Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness areas.
  • Assisted Audubon with local bird counts
  • Joined Columbia Land Trust for tree planting along riparian areas of Hood River
  • Planted native shrubs at Leach Botanical Gardens
  • Planted over 350 native trees with Chehalis Land Trust along riparian areas of Chehalis River on grant-funded program
  • Participated in invasive species pull at Discovery Trail along Chehalis River
  • Tree surveying at Seminary Hill Natural Area with Girl Scouts, Chehalis, WA.
  • Trail maintenance with Washington Trails Association, Whipple Creek Park


Co-Leader Barb Fox Kilgore


  • Wrote letters supporting sustainable forest management practices for Elliot State Forest
  • Provided comments on opposition to Chehalis Flood Control project (dam)
  • Submitted comments on support for dam breaching of Lower Snake River
  • Submitted comments to Oregon Board of Forestry on climate change and carbon plan
  • Provided comments to legislators supporting Wild Olympics Bill
  • Submitted comments to Gov. Inslee and Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands, on fighting climate change
  • Planned and attended kayak rally in support of Lower Snake River Dams breaching
  • Declarants for litigation urging EIS on Pumice Plain, Mt. St. Helens National Monument in partnership with Sierra Club, Native Plant Society, Cascade Forest Conservancy


Other Broadlights:

Climate Action Day at OR State Capitol

  • Annual campout at Peterson Prairie Campground on Mt. Adams National Forest
  • Continued education of members on the topic of equity and justice with winter Book Groups
  • Monthly meetings at Kennedy School, McMenamins, Portland, with guest speakers
  • Various hikes and kayak outings
Portland, OR, USA