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


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 – Energy/Mineral Extraction

Oct. 11 – Join the Bitterbrush Broadband to discuss the effects of energy and mineral extraction activities that take place on our nation’s public lands.

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BroadCamping – Ochoco NF

Sept. 25-27 – Join the Bitterbrush Broads for a mini Broadwalk in Ochoco National Forest, where our partner, Oregon Wild, is working to secure a National Recreation Area and Wilderness protections.

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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

Aug.–Sept. – 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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