Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Protecting wilderness since 1989

Great Old Broads for Wilderness (Broads) is a national grassroots organization, led by women, 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 and wilderness for this and future generations. As a women-led conservation organization, we bring knowledge, leadership, and humor to the environmental and wilderness preservation movements. And, we’re taking a leadership role in championing the connection between the conservation and restoration of public lands and climate change mitigation. Check out our video to learn more about Broads.

Protect where you play.

Ready to explore wild lands and waters? Ready to learn? Ready to take action and get involved? You’ve come to the right place. Broads is creating a movement. Currently, we’re 8,500 Broads (and Bros) strong across the nation engaged in educational forums, grassroots leadership training, outdoor education events, and advocacy.

We are known for being bold, telling it like it is, and having a lot of fun—while bringing forth a collaborative model of leadership. Join our community and become a member—all ages welcome. Learn more about us on our Best of Broads page, by subscribing to our eNews, or attending one of our 40+ Broadband chapter meetings.

Broads in Action


April Blog | What Kind of Change Will COVID-19 Inspire?

The gathering of almost 200 people, hosted by FutureEarth (, was convened to share ideas about the implications for sustainability that might come from the global pandemic. There were lots of questions, many fewer answers…Would we be pulled into less resource-intensive ways to live?

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About Great Old Broads

Check out this video made to commemorate Broads’ 30th anniversary and get a flavor for what we are all about!

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May  11 – Kanab Earthfest Hike

As part of Kanab Utah’s Amazing Earthfest, join the the SW Utah Broadband on a hike to Water Canyon, Canaan Mountain. 

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