Here you’ll find recent news stories related to Broads


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.

Photo by Dan Heaton

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.

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

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.