Join the Stewardship Effort
Friends of the Badlands volunteers are a special group of people who are dedicated to preserving the Oregon Badlands Wilderness. There are many opportunities to be part of our stewardship efforts. Enjoy the great outdoors and the beauty of the badlands while helping to support our mission.
To Join, click this link:firstname.lastname@example.org and request to join.
To Donate, please go to this secure PayPal site to become an even greater FoBBit!
What Is a FoBBit?
The President signed the Wilderness Omnibus Bill, March 30, 2009 creating the permanently protected "Oregon Badlands Wilderness", a high desert jewel of the National Conservation Lands.
We focus on the protection, preservation and restoration needs of the "Oregon Badlands Wilderness". There are nearly sixty miles of trails in the Badlands. The FoBBits (Friends of Oregon Bandlands volunteer), working closely with our partner, The Bureau of Land Management, (BLM) are responsible for all route closures, trailheads, signage and trailhead/trail maintenance and monitoring.
We also provide public contact, native plant restoration, and area record keeping (this includes a catalog of photographs of the area), and providing a valuable role in maintaining restoration, protection and preservation efforts.
Check the link http://www.blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/badlands/ for the latest map and information.
Our ability to engage with community volunteers is crucial to the long-term protection of this newly-established Wilderness area. Last year the FoBBits engaged over 500 volunteers resulting in 1710 hours of on-the-ground work and outreach programs.
Restoration efforts included the closure of obsolete roads in the Badlands Wilderness by erecting signs and placing natural camouflage, clearing debris from an old shooting range. Volunteers removed over four tons and four miles of obsolete barbed-wire fence, installed numerous trailhead directional signs and placed over 100 Wilderness Boundary signs.
We replaced and repaired many trailhead signs, produced 3,000 Oregon Badlands Wilderness educational brochures, and organized many outreach and interpretive tours for schools, at-risk-youth and corporate community members.
Friends of Oregon Badlands Wilderness