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

Public Lands Summit

April 1 – Please join Central Oregon Bitterbrush Broads and others for a fun and interactive presentation and training on our public lands, the values at risk, and how to get involved and advocate for wild places.

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Bear Smart Presentation 

April 3 – Join Karen Hickerson from Bear Smart Durango to learn about bear behavior and how best to protect bears by limiting bear attractants in your neighborhood, workplace and property. 

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Wilderness Monitoring Training with USFS

May 1 – Join the Northern San Juan Broadband to learn how to monitor for particular characteristics in our two wilderness areas.

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Northern San Juan Book Club

April 10 – Join the Northern San Juan Broads in Ridgway, Colorado for a discussion of Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell.  It is a fascinating story of Maxwell’s life with otters on the remote west coast of Scotland.

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Boardwalk Birding Adventure

April 28-30 – Join the Bitterbrush Broadbrand for mini-Broadwalk that will include hikes, birdwatching, stewardship projects, and education.

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Mother’s Day Art for Advocacy Fundraiser

May 14 – Celebrate Mothers and Mother Earth at the beautiful Fox Fire Farms Winery while you also support Broads’ work to protect wild places for future generations.

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Public Lands Transfers 

April 11 – Join us for wine and snacks as we discuss Public Lands Transfers.

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Midwest Mountaineering

April 28-30 — Join the Minnesota Wild Waters Broadband to share their purpose of working together to preserve and protect the wilderness!

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Boise Peoples Climate March

April 29 – Join the Boise Broadband and others for the Peoples Climate March in Boise Idaho.

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