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

Broads in Action


Feb. 26 – NEPA – Your Voice for Public Lands

Join the Bend Oregon Broadband for a special program on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and our ability to use our voices to weigh in on decisions about public lands and the environment.

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Feb. 27 – Mexican Gray Wolves Recovery in Jeopardy Program

Middle Gila Broadband leader, Roz Switzer, will present the history of the Mexican gray wolf and their near extinction, the current status of their recovery in the US and Mexico, and what they need to survive and thrive.

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March 25 – Dam Removal: A Wild Idea and Other Fish Stories

Join the Bend Oregon Broadband for a talk with Amy Stuart! We’ll discuss dam removal and look to an important example in the Northwest – the lower 4 Snake River Dams.

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March 19 – Be a Force for Nature

Join the Oregon Broadband to learn about the many reasons to fight the Jordan Cove Energy Project, from experts in public health, wildlife and endangered species, and climate change.

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April 20-24 – Women’s Advocacy Leadership Training

Gain invaluable leadership training skills and become a Broadband leader in your community. Apply now!

Be A Leader!

May  11 – Kanab Earthfest Hike

As part of Kanab Utah’s Amazing Earthfest, join the the SW Utah Broadband on a hike to Water Canyon, Canaan Mountain. 

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