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


2019 Art Quilt Raffle

Get your raffle tickets now for this beautiful quilt that represents the landscapes we have worked to protect over the last 30 years!

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Action Alert

Through our sources, we’ve learned that the administration plans to use Executive Orders to break down bedrock environmental protection laws such as the Endangered Species Act, NEPA, Clean Water Act, and more.

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Oct. 16 – Public Lands & Climate Change Training

Join the Great Basin Broadband of Eastern Nevada for a climate change advocacy training in partnership with The Wilderness Society.

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Broads’ Blog

October – Our National Parks are Being Loved to Death by Broads Board Member, Suez Jacobson: “I share my voice as a Broad on an issue facing our public lands that is of great concern….The  Salt Lake Tribune reported that the National Park Service (NPS)… is planning to open all primary access and back roads in Utah’s national parks to off road vehicles (OHVs)….”

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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.

Watch the Video

Become A Broad!

Take advantage of our 30th anniversary special, and become a member for just $30 (save $5!). Join today and help us protect the public lands we love for future generations.

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