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Jordan Cove Energy Project panel webinar, the day FERC approved it

This is a presentation sponsored by the Great Old Broads for Wilderness about the Jordan Cove Energy Project. With the COVID pandemic, the live presentation was replaced by a webinar. In the morning of March 19, the U.S. Government gave the Canadian corporation, Pembina, permission to condemn land for the Jordan Cove Energy Project. 


Broad, Nancy Ostlie, Advocates for Yellowstone

In partnership with Gallatin Yellowstone Wilderness Alliance, Broad, Nancy Ostlie, speaks in this video about the importance of collaboration between public lands user groups to resolve conflicts when possible. And when this is not possible, she urges those that speak for the wilderness to remain vigilant and speak out.

Plaintiff’s in Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Cases Decry Administration

Shelley Silbert, Executive Director, Great Old Broads for Wilderness: “The fate of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments must be decided in court before any changes to management occurs….”

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BLM Controversy and Shelley Silbert of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness 

Shelley Silbert, Executive Director of Great Old Broads for Wilderness, explains in this Public Lands Podcast why Broads and 91 others signed a letter calling for Congress to reject Perry’s nomination and the impending move of the BLM from Washington D.C. to Grand Junction, CO.

Challenge to Chainsaw Use in Colorado Wilderness Tossed

Environmental groups’ challenge to the U.S. Forest Service’s decision allowing chainsaws to be used for clearing brush in two federally protected Colorado wilderness areas was tossed by a federal judge, due to the agency’s withdrawal of the authorization.


US House Approves Wilderness Protection Bill

“Each one of these is a little gem for one reason or another,” said Robyn Cascade, of the Great Old Broads [for Wilderness—a] wilderness protection and preservation advocacy group. Cascade traveled to Washington D.C. this past fall to lobby for DeGette’s bill and other wilderness legislation.

From the archives

Public Lands and Climate

Climate activist and Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Executive Director, Shelley Silbert, to speak to Mid-Pen March 14. “Our wild landscapes have been drilled and mined for energy for over a century, but now we know that these very activities are leading to global environmental disaster,” Silbert said. “We believe land that belongs to the […]

Broads’ Executive Director Shares How to Protect the Environment

Local advocates share stories on Durango Diaries of how small movements can grow. Storytellers include Bears Ears advocate Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk, Great Old Broads for the Wilderness Executive Director Shelley Silbert, City of Durango Sustainability Coordinator Imogen Ainsworth and Durango Cannabis Company co-founder, Nic Borst.

The Wildwaters Broadband Restores Gunflint Trail

The Wild Waters Broadband, a Minnesota chapter of 40 women ranging in age from 50–80, of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness spent a weekend at Camp Menogyn on the Gunflint Trail to hike and clear portage entrances. 

Breaking Up with Bears Ears Suit

Breaking Up with Bears Ears Suit Local officials in San Juan County, Utah, recently voted to rescind the work of their predecessors and reproach President Trump for reducing the Bears Ears National Monument, but attorneys representing the county in federal court don’t seem to have gotten the memo.

New LoneStarBroads Broadband

New LoneStarBroads Broadband Know any fun-loving, feisty women who love wild spaces? There’s a new group in North Texas for them. McKinney resident Brenda Armstrong recently launched the Lone Star Broads, the first Texas chapter of Great Old Broads for Wilderness.

Mountain Vitals: Women in the Outdoors

Mountain Vitals: Women in the Outdoors These women, including our very own fearless leader, Shelley Silbert, have rocked the boat in the outdoors—and they did it just by being themselves. Women are taking the lead in the outdoors and in the protection of where we play.

Wild, Incisive, Fearless.

What Does Wilderness Mean — and What Does It Take to Protect It? The Revelator asks five questions of Shelley Silbert, executive director of the advocacy group Great Old Broads for Wilderness.

Citizen Science

Great Old Broads join Mountain Studies Institute for Citizen Science in action to monitor bighorn sheep in the Middle Mountain area.

County again punts on border wall

The Grant County Commission tabled a resolution at their meeting which would have strongly opposed the Trump administration’s plans to construct a wall along the length of the U.S. border with Mexico.

Footprints In The Wilderness

Growing population, tourism, and natural beauty are creating logjams at C. Oregon wilderness trailheads and causing habitat damage.

County votes for vehicles in Bear Creek

A split Grant County Commission passed a resolution to request that the Gila National Forest designate a new stretch of road along Bear Creek open for motorized use.

Bumbling with the Great Old Broads

Rynda Clark, co-leader of the Central Oregon Bitterbrush Broadband of the Great Old Broads bumbles with Oregon Wild.

Crowds in the Backcountry

As national forest leaders consider quotas for local wilderness areas, some local wilderness advocates weigh in.

Environmental Groups Sue Over Off-Road Vehicle Trails In Ochoco Forest

The Ochoco National Forest has released a plan for a 137-mile trail system specifically for off-highway vehicles. 

The 80-Year-Old-Environmental Activist Who is Suing the President

Seattleite Raelene Gold of “Great Old Broads for Wilderness” is ramping up efforts in the age of Trump.

The Great Outdoors: Great Old Broads for Wilderness

They’re the kind of women who actually don’t mind being called “broads.” Brian Jennings introduces us to the Central Oregon chapter of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness.

Montezuma Broadband Makes Lemonade Out of Lemons

We’re tough. We thrive in difficult environments, and as a group we have some things in common, but we’re also diverse and we’re not going away!

Go Adventure Mom Interview Podcast

Here at Go Adventure Mom, we love finding ways to adventure outdoors. It’s important that we all play a role in preserving and protecting nature, and Great Old Broads for Wilderness are helping to do just that.

Southwest Discovered

Meet Broads’ Executive Director, Shelley Silbert in this interview with Southwest Discovered.

Great Old Broads for Wolves

Join Broads on a Broadwalk event in Colorado’s South San Juan Wilderness. Learn about Broads as they explore the reintroduction of wolves and the importance of connecting wild habitat.