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 our eNews, or attending one of our 40+ Broadband chapter meetings.

Broads in Action


June Blog | Standing in Solidarity

I write today at a time when our nation is reminded once again, through the horrific death of George Floyd, that racial injustice and brutality is a devastatingly commonplace and brutal occurrence.

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Photo of founding Broads

Women for the Wild Comprehensive Campaign

Last September, Broads’ launched the Women for the Wild Comprehensive Campaign at the 30th anniversary. To date the Broads community has donated over $1.2M toward the $3.1M goal. Every gift counts, no matter the size.

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July 30 – Climate Change Research in Antarctica

Join Great Old Broads and Dr. Deborah Bronk for a discussion on research in Antarctica about the impact of changes predicted in the future ocean and how phytoplankton at the base of the ocean food web will respond.

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