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Great Old Broads for Wilderness Announces Sara Husby as New Executive Director

Durango, CO—Great Old Broads for Wilderness (Broads) is pleased to announce that Sara Husby has been named the organization’s next Executive Director.
Sara takes over for Executive Director Shelley Silbert, who retired after nearly 10 years at the helm of the organization.

“I am excited to be joining the Broads team—and to have the opportunity to lead a national grassroots organization is a dream come true! I am passionate about protecting our public lands and waters and I look forward to this new chapter of my life.”

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Sara is an accomplished environmental advocate who comes to Broads after more than a decade of non-profit environmental and land conservancy work in California. She previously served as Executive Director with Tuleyome, where she led the successful campaign for the creation in 2015 of Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in northern California.
In addition, Sara served as Executive Director at the Anza Borrego Foundation, working with the State of California as the official partner of Anza Borrego State Park, and led the Native American Land Conservancy in the effort to return tribal lands to tribal hands.
She advocated for the wildlands of the northern Yosemite region of the Sierra Nevada with the Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center. And, as a consultant, she has helped guide small environmental nonprofits through different stages of organizational planning, as well as the development of campaigns and advocacy strategies.
Sara has a Bachelor’s degree in Community and Regional Development with an emphasis in Policy and Planning from the University of California, Davis.