Nancy Ostlie lives in Bozeman and enjoys hiking and cross-country skiing. Her origins in eastern Dakota farm country made for a keen appreciation for wild mountain country in the three other Western states that have since been home to her family.
An at-home mother, caregiver and community volunteer, Nancy has devoted recent years to carrying on the work of longtime local conservationists. As volunteer co-leader of Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Bozeman Broadband, she has advocated for Wilderness in the northern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for eight years. The Broadband participates in stewardship projects on public lands, monitoring wilderness quality as citizen scientists, attending collaboratives and agency meetings as grassroots voices, sponsoring community education on wilderness issues, and lobbying with partners for protection of public lands.