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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.

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.  […]

Legislators Praised For Proposing Constitutional Environmental Rights Be Added to New Mexico’s Bill of Rights

Nex Mexico Legislators Propose Adding Environmental Rights to State Bill of Rights Santa Fe, NM—New Mexico leaders are applauding the Joint Resolution pre-filed Monday, January 4, by Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, Senator Bill Soules, and Representative Joanne Ferrary to amend the New Mexico Constitution in order to add enforceable environmental rights.  Senator Mimi Stewart, Senator Harold […]

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.