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Broads Talk Lower Snake River Dam Removal

Great Old Broads Board of Directors co-chair Micky Ryan discussed the benefits of removing dams on the Lower Snake River on the Rewilding Earth podcast.

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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.

Public Lands Bill Set for House Vote

The Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act (PAW), which includes the CORE Act and the Colorado Wilderness Act, would offer protections for more than 1 million acres of land in Colorado, as well as 821,000 acres in California, 132,000 in Washington, and more than one million acres in Arizona, near the Grand Canyon.

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Executive Director Shelley Silbert and Board Co-Chair Rynda Clark Discuss Broads’ History

Executive Director Shelley Silbert and Board Co-Chair Rynda Clark went on the Campaign Season podcast with host Matt Dundas to talk about the history and work of Great Old Broads for Wilderness.

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Bozeman Broadband Speaks Out Against USFS Timber Plan Near Yellowstone

The proposed South Plateau project near West Yellowstone in Custer Gallatin National Forest would involve thinning approximately 9,000 acres of forest, 5,600 acres of scattered clear cuts and burning around 600 acres, among other treatments.

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New Mexico Legislators Propose Adding Environmental Rights to State Bill of Rights

The proposed amendment would recognize and protect the rights of all of the people of New Mexico “to a clean and healthy environment, including pure water, clean air, healthy ecosystems, and a stable climate, and to the preservation of the natural, cultural, scenic and healthful qualities of the environment”

From the archives

Broads’ Plant Trees at Centralia’s Discovery Trail

Volunteers from the Great Old Broads for Wilderness and the Chehalis River Basin Land Trust were out on the Discovery Trail in Centralia, removing invasive species and planting new trees and shrubs to help return the area to a healthy state.

Manti-La Sal Forest Plan Update Finally Underway

Manti-La Sal Plan Finally Underway After 34 years, the Manti-La Sal National Forest Management Plan is finally getting an update. Click here for more on this story.

US House Approves Wilderness Protection Bill

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. Click here for […]

Challenge to Chainsaw Use in Colorado Wilderness Tossed

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. Click here for the full article.

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

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 […]

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

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….” Click here for more.

Broad, Nancy Ostlie, Advocates for Yellowstone

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. […]

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

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, […]

Judge Sides with Environmentalists in Challenge to USAF Plans in Idaho

Judge Sides with Environmentalists in Challenge to USAF Idaho Plans A federal judge has issued a decision giving environmentalists a sweeping victory in our case challenging the U.S. Air Force’s plans to indefinitely conduct urban warfare training involving F-15 fighter jets and plain clothes ground teams in Boise and other southern Idaho cities and towns.  […]

70 Conservation Organizations, Representing 16 Million Americans, Endorse Colorado Wolf Restoration

70 Conservation Organizations, Representing 16 Million Americans, Endorse Colorado Wolf Restoration   Denver, CO September 9, 2020 Over seventy conservation organizations representing 16 million Americans sent a letter today to Colorado’s governor and natural resources director supporting the concept of reintroducing the gray wolf to Colorado.    “Reintroducing wolves would go far to restore the […]

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.