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 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’ comment on Zinke’s Interim Report recommending
reduction of Bears Ears National Monument

“The Bears Ears are listening—and they hear the resounding voices in favor of the monument as it stands today. We stand with Bears Ears, with the Antiquities Act, and with the protection of our nation’s natural and cultural heritage for future generations,” Shelley Silbert, Executive Director Great Old Broads for Wilderness.

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Broads in Action

Stand by Your Land!

June 22 – Join the Willamette Broadband for a community forum on keeping public lands in public hands.

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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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Delores River Anglers Presentation

July 11 – Join the Montezuma Broadband in Cortez, Colorado for a presentation from our local Trout Unlimited chapter on climate change and the affects on the Delores River.

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The Flying Squirrel

Summer Camp Out

July 13–16 – Join the Southwest Utah Broadband for a summer camp out up on Cedar Mountain. Tons ‘o fun with a great bunch of Broads!

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Photo: Kate Thomas Keown

Forest Ecology Hike

Aug. 9 -Join the Central Oregon Bitterbrush Broads and special guests for a fun and informative hike. Learn about meadow restoration, birds, fire ecology, and more!

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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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