Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Celebrates 30 years of protecting wilderness

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, and attending one of our 40 broadband chapter meetings in your community.

Broads in Action

Wild Hope Film Poster

Wild Hope

The story of our deep spiritual connection to the natural world, a connection that has the power to rewire our brains, take us back to our deepest roots, and change how we think and act in a world needing our care.

Watch the Film

Action Alert

Tongass National Forest Targeted and House vote on public land protections. Learn more and…

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Nov. 19 – Q & A with Author of “The Cactus Plot”

Protecting endangered species, oil and gas development, managing public lands, and murder all in one story.

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Broads’ Blog

November – Durango Diaries Presentation: How Can We Save the Environment? By Broads’ Executive Director, Shelley Silbert. I am a Great Old Broad. We are women who find our greatest happiness, our greatest fascination, on the lands that are accessible to everyone, regardless of income or status—our small “d”—democratic public lands…

Read on!

Democracy & Grassroots Activism

Video – “Grassroots activism…is essential to democracy” says Shelley Silbert, Executive Director of Great Old Broads for Wilderness. Learn the core philosophy of Broads and the power of female leadership in the conservation movement.

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Nov. 21 – Stop Jordan Cove Rally

Communities across the Pacific Northwest are calling on Governor Brown to stop the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and fracked gas pipeline.

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