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

Great Old Broads for Wilderness is a national organization that engages and ignites the activism of elders 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


Cibola NF Public Meetings

Albuquerque, NM – Your voice is needed! Join the Rio Grande Valley Broads to speak up for wilderness and protecting wildlands in the Cibola National Forest.

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Conservation Group Taps into Experience, Passion, & Humor

Listen as Heather Goldstone from NPR affiliate WCAI talks with Executive Director Shelley Silbert about Broads.

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Summer Stewardship Project

Starts July – Join southwest Colorado La Plata and Pagosa Springs Broadbands for a fun and interesting summer stewardship project where you’ll spend time in the spectacular Weminuche Wilderness.

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Rocky Mtn Seed Collection

Sept. 2 – Join the Boulder Broadband and Wildlands Restoration Volunteers to work with Rocky Mountain National Park to restore the Bear Lake area through collecting native seeds.

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2016 Broads’ Quilt Raffle

Support our work to preserve wild places and earn a chance to win this stunning hand-crafted wall quilt lovingly created by Broad Maureen Keilty.

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BroadChat – Wilderness Protection

Aug. 9 – Join Bend Oregon’s Bitterbrush Broadband for a BroadChat to chat and learn more about wilderness protection.

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