• Broads Associate Director Lauren Berutich

    Lauren Berutich, Associate Director

    Lauren Berutich, Associate Director Lauren has nearly 20 years of experience teaching environmental education, grassroots organizing, conservation and stewardship coordination, advocacy, and public work for sustainable community development. She served as Broads’ Grassroots Leadership Director for nearly four years, overseeing the training, guidance, and support of volunteer chapter leaders across the country. Prior to that, [...]

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  • Shelley Silbert, Executive Director

    Shelley Silbert, Executive Director Shelley joined Broads in 2012, bringing 20 years of experience in the fields of conservation and sustainability. She served as Associate Director for San Juan Citizens Alliance from 2011–2012, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Northern Arizona University from 2003–2011 where she advanced environmental and Native American programs. From 1994–2003, she directed [...]

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  • Jason Vaughn, Communications Coordinator

    Jason Vaughn, Communications Coordinator Jason brings over 20 years of experience in journalism and communications to Great Old Broads. He has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri, and worked as a reporter, editor, and content producer for small-town newspapers all the way up to the largest cable networks before switching to [...]

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  • Arizona – Yavapai-Prescott Broadband

    Arizona – Welcome to the Yavapai-Prescott Broadband Geographic area Yavapai County and throughout the state of Arizona in cooperation with the Phoenix, Tucson, and Aldo Leopold Broadbands. Broadband Leaders: Jenny Cobb & Barbara Jacobsen Contact us: Jenny Cobb cobbsrun@msn.com Barbara Jacobsen bajacobsen@yahoo.com Homebase: Prescott, AZ Barbara Jacobsen and Jenny Cobb, Co-Leaders Focus Areas: Advocates for [...]

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  • Arizona – Tucson Broadband

    Arizona – Tucson Broadband Geographic area Southern Arizona from Tucson south to the Mexican border. Broadband Leaders: Fran Krackow and Su Libby Contact us: Fran Krackow mustknit@gmail.com Su Libby bigwiscon@gmail.com   Su Libby Fran Krackow Welcome to the Tucson-area Broadband in the heart of the spectacular Sonoran Desert, with its abundance of native plants and [...]

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  • Arizona – In the Footsteps of Leopold/White Mountains Broadband

    Arizona - In the Footsteps of Leopold/White Mountains Broadband Geographic area Eastern-Central Arizona Broadband Leaders: Billie Hughes Contact us: chediski@nutrioso.com 575-635-2655 Homebase: Nutrioso, AZ Focus areas: National forest service management planning Wilderness proposals Grazing Trail use monitoring Wolf recovery Fire management Projects: Collaborations with UNM Wilderness Alliance and Center for Biological Diversity Events and tabling [...]

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  • Arizona – Middle Gila Broadband

    Arizona - Welcome to the Middle Gila Broadband Geographic area The Middle Gila chapter serves rural Arizona between Phoenix and Tucson, sweeping from Casa Grande through Florence, and to Superior and Globe. Broadband Leaders: Roz Switzer & Emily Matyas Contact us: switzerroz@gmail.com Address: Florence, AZ Focus Areas: Ecological water sustainability Wildlife protection and recovery Bureau [...]

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  • Alaska – Alaska Soles Broadband

    Alaska - Welcome to the Alaska Soles  Broadband Geographic area The Alaska Soles Broadband represents the entire state of Alaska! Broadband Leaders: Loren Karro & Kathy O'Reilly-Doyle Contact us: alaskasoles@gmail.com Address: 26239 East Buckshot Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 Great Old Broad’s for Wilderness is on the map in Alaska! The Alaska Soles Broadband has been [...]

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  • Bears Ears National Monument

    Great Old Broads for Wilderness Applauds Restoration of National Monuments

    Great Old Broads for Wilderness Applauds Restoration of National Monuments DURANGO, CO—Great Old Broads for Wilderness applauds the Biden administration’s restoration of Bears Ears National Monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monument to their original boundaries and protection status. This move is vital to protect the beauty, biodiversity, innumerable historic […]

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  • Old Broads Take On Old Dams

    There’s a new face — one “of a certain age” — joining the Pacific Northwest’s decades-long salmon wars and advocating for tearing down dams.

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