Broadband Name:

Northern San Juan

Your Name:

Robyn Cascade


Today’s Date:

December 16, 2015

Broad Issue

Off-Highway Vehicle Travel/Roads, Oil, Gas, or Mineral Development, Climate Change

“Other” description

Activity Type

Administration (email, phone calls, planning, meetings, etc.), Education and Outreach (tabling, events, Broadchats, workshops, potlucks), Advocacy (protest, rally, letter writing, public hearing, speaking)

“Other” description

Activity Name

NSJBB Public Lands Protection through a Climate Change Lens

Short Description of Activity

Lionel Di Giacomo, Research and Advocacy Associate from Great Old Broads national office attended our December BB meeting and shared invaluable information related to the following:
• Climate Change – Make Public Lands Part of the Solution!
• WILD Care: Women in Loving Defense Climate Action
• Short video interview with Naomi Klein.
• Keep it in the Ground Campaign
• Colorado Roadless Areas Loophole: North Fork Valley Coal Mining and Methane Vents

We then wrote comments supporting Alternative A (no change) of the Colorado Roadless Rule to oppose mining (and methane venting) in the Pilot Knob, Flatirons and Sunset Roadless areas in the North Fork Valley near Paonia.

Activity Dates

December 14, 2015

Total Activity Planning Hours


Description of Planning Activities

correspondence with national office, members, media; create and post flyers; developing other publicity; securing meeting space; creating agenda; organizing materials; setting up for meeting; clean up; follow up with members; draft minutes

Activity or Event Hours


Total Number of Participants


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Were Personal or Broadband Soft Credit Funds Used?

Both personal and soft credit

Are you seeking reimbursement from Broads?


So, tell us-how did it go?

Extraordinary attendance – 17 Broads = 4 non-members +12 members + 1 new member. Broads introduced themselves by sharing something that inspires or gives them home related to what is happening somewhere in the world to mitigate the negative effects of climate change and/or observations they have made about how something is different now as a result of climate change. Lionel did a superb job explaining public lands issues through a climate change lens and preparing attendees to write comments re: Colorado Roadless Rule. The Naomi Klein interview was superb. Two or three Broads composed their comments at the meeting, and most attendees chose to write their comments in the quiet of their homes. In the past 24 hours, at least an additional 7 comments have been submitted to USFS with more likely to come.

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1. Our fearless presenter, Lionel Di Giacomo and BB co-leader. We ran out of chairs!!!
2. Some focused Broads with Lionel in the background