Here you’ll find recent news stories related to Broads


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.


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.

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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.

Other recent news

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.

From the archives

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.

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.

Silver City Broads Speak Out Against Border Wall

Co-leader of the Silver City Broad Band and former district attorney Mary Lynne Newell spoke about the border wall’s destructive impact on wildlife connections.

Montezuma County activists protest shrinking of monuments

Members of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness and other activist groups gathered at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument on Saturday to protest the shrinking of another monument.

Trump Slashes Size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Monuments

President Trump sharply reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah on Monday by some two million acres, the largest rollback of federal land protection in the nation’s history…

LTE: Encourage Congress to protect our public lands and their economic benefit

I was part of a contingent of Great Old Broads for Wilderness advocating for conserving our public lands and protecting environmental laws.

BLM’s methane rule draws supporters in Durango

Nearly 100 people gathered to show support for a new methane rule facing revocation under the Trump administration…

Lawsuit Filed against Agencies for Withholding Info on Nat’l Monuments

For months, agencies have repeatedly failed to answer the public’s Freedom of Information Act requests…

ATV Protest Ride: Appeals Court Upholds Convictions

A federal appeals court on Monday affirmed the convictions of two men who organized an ATV protest into closed parts of Recapture Canyon.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest benefits from local engagement by volunteer foresters

Laurie Kerr has volunteered for about eight or nine years with Great Old Broads for Wilderness’ Portland-Vancouver chapter. She got involved after reading…

Volunteers Work Their Trails Off

All across the country thousands of people who support the nation’s public lands were out helping to improve them Saturday, and Grand Valley residents were no exception.