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Review for Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Durango, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first learned about the Great Old Broads through one of our founders, Dottie Fox. Off we would go on a hike. Dottie knew all the wildflowers. She knew cheat grass and why it appears when there has been cattle overgraxing the area. I envied that knowledge and wanted to learn more. As soon as work allowed, I followed her off to Broadwalks around the west and met a group of independent, thoughtful women who wanted more than just hiking beautiful lands. They wanted these lands to have protection and be there for the future generation. As my daughter has told me,

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My first monitoring experience was in the Nightingale Mountains near Reno, NV. They are now wilderness, I hope through some of the work we did there 10 years ago.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'd give the staff a month's paid vacation each year to be sure they have a chance enjoy the wilderness they help preserve.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Learning first hand from local enviromental groups the issues in their areas.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

These are courageous women who want to make a difference in their community and in the country.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

The west is developing faster than the preservation of the special places. 10 million could help keep ahead of the development and save more public land.

Ways to make it better...

I make my own experiences and I've enjoyed all of the them with the Broads.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Keeping the grass roots philosophy alive and well as the group grows over time.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & Used our Healthy Land Project procedures to monitor public lands in Colorado, Utah, and Arizona.