Great Old Broads for Wilderness: Working to preserve & protect wilderness since 1989.

Great Old Broads for Wilderness is a national grassroots organization, led by elders, that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands. Conceived by older women who love wilderness, Broads gives voice to the millions of older Americans who want to protect their public lands as Wilderness for this and future generations. We bring knowledge, commitment, and humor to the movement to protect our last wild places on earth.

Broads in Action


History of Grasslands Field Trip

May 31 – Please join the Oregon Bitterbrush Broadband, and Broads Amy Stuart, Wildlife Biologist, and Terry Holtzapple, Archaeologist, for a one-day field trip of the Grasslands.

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Sunset on Lake Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Broadband Kickoff Meeting

June 11 – Join the newly formed Blue Ridge Broads for a lively kickoff meeting in Morganton, Georgia. Everyone is welcome!

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Elwah Dam Removal & Restoration

June 13 – Join the Polly Dyer Cascadia Broadband in Washington to explore the restoration work going on in the Elwha Valley on the Olympic Peninsula.

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What We Want from the Wild

June 13 – Join the Oregon Bitterbrush Broadband and Oregon Humanities Executive Director Adam Davis to explore basic questions about our relationship to the mountains, air, trees, animals, and streams.

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Let’s Mother Nature D.C. Broadwalk

Oct. 16–20 – Learn how to lobby on “the hill” as we take wilderness legislation introduced at the Redwoods and Habitat Connectivity Broadwalks to Washington, D.C.!

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Redwoods Broadwalk I

July 6-10 – The Redwoods Broadwalk will surely leave an indelible mark on your soul. Join us in a celebration of old growth forests in the Klamath-Siskiyou region that straddles California and Oregon. 

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