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


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.

Watch the Videos

A Wilderness Love Story

Read the story by Suez Jacobson about her trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness that inspired the idea for The Broads’ Story Project.

Tell Me More!

What DO we do, anyway?

Learn more about Broads’ work—what we do, the issues we work on, and threats to our public lands and waters.

Tell Me More

Campaign Season Podcast

Campaign Season podcast host Matt Dundas interviews Broad’s Executive Director Shelley Silbert and Board of Directors Co-Chair Rynda Clark.

Listen Now
Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk

Broads’ Blog: Haaland Confirmation

Gain insight into the significance of Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary to tribal communities from Council of Advisors member Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk.

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Broadwalk on the Snake River

E&E News profiled Great Old Broads for Wilderness as our Pacific Northwest Broadbands work to remove dams on the lower Snake River to help save the region’s iconic salmon.

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