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 wilderness preservation movement. And, we’re educating communities about the critical connection between healthy 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 receive action alerts and information about Broads, or attending one of our 40+ Broadband chapter meetings.

Broads in Action


Women for the Wild Campaign

Check out this series of videos about the campaign and how its success will take the Broads to a higher level of effective advocacy for America’s public lands and waters.

California: Advancing 30×30

Join the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) for a virtual topical workshop on Advancing 30×30 and Protecting Biodiversity. The 3-hour workshop will explore opportunities for the state to protect and maintain its unique biodiversity through conservation of lands and coastal waters.


Border Wall Map

New Map Shows Priority Areas Damaged by Border Wall

New publicly-available map shows details of wall construction and landscape destruction along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona and New Mexico.


Broads’ Blog: Don’t Dam Salmon Campaign

Learn how the Pacific Northwest (PNW) Broads joined in creating public outcry to drive the political will to breach the Lower Snake River dams to save endangered salmon and steelhead.

Mexican Gray Wolf

Middle Gila Broads Big Lake Howl-iday

Come join the Middle Gila Broads and the Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project and other wolf conservation advocates for a fun-filled weekend in the heart of the current recovery area for Mexican gray wolves.

Join the Minnesota Wild Waters Broadband for their annual stewardship project to tackle clearing two portages leading into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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