Welcome to the Broads Healthy Lands Project
People working to keep our public lands healthy
Established in 2003, the Great Old Broads for Wilderness Healthy Lands Project provides information and tools for citizens to document conditions on their public lands and communicate their findings to land management agencies. The HealthyLands.org website supplies information, tools and guidance for both the beginner and experienced activist, and shares stories of citizens successfully advocating for and protecting wild places. Motorized impacts, over-grazing, resource damage…if you can photograph it then you can begin the process to find solutions. Let the Healthy Lands Project help you make a difference on your public lands.
Resource damage and user conflicts are the result of poor or absent management of activities like motorized recreation. Land managers are seriously under-funded and under staffed, and subject to intense political pressure. Most agency personnel want to do “the right thing” but often only hear from a small minority of vocal user groups. The land and its denizens need a voice too. The Healthy Lands project empowers citizens to speak knowledgeably and forcefully in defense of healthy landscapes. Put your time out on the land to good use by photographing and recording what you see, then then informing the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management or Park Service of your findings. A good working relationship with your local agency, and the proper equipment and training are important, but not absolutely essential. The Healthy Lands Project can provide you with all you need to influence the management of your public lands.
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