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

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Women for the Wild Campaign

Broads’ Executive Director talks about our Women for the Wild Fundraising campaign and how its success will take the organization to a higher level of effective advocacy for America’s public lands and waters.

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August 12—Chehalis River Webinar Series

Want to learn more about climate resilience as it relates to water? Join us for a series of webinars about the Chehalis River Watershed, where we’ll explore the value of rivers, wetlands, and watersheds in southwest Washington in a changing climate.

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August 17 — Indigenous People and Natural History at Mt. Rainier

Join The Great Old Broads for Wilderness for a webinar with professor and author Jeff Antonelis-Lapp, author of the new book Tahoma and Its People, The Natural History of Mount Rainier National Park.

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