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Our Work

Our primary focus is to preserve and protect wilderness and wild public lands. Sadly, there are many threats.

Great Old Broads for Wilderness…

  • Fights to defend public lands from threats that degrade ecosystems and wilderness characteristics.
  • Urges Congress to increase public land protections and designate new wilderness areas, often through work with broad coalitions.
  • Engages with federal and state agencies to promote appropriate planning and management.
  • Monitors public land management, including designated wilderness, to ensure they remain for future generations of all species.

How We Work—Our Tools

Broads empowers women to use democracy to defend our birthright—the public lands and waters of the United States. We train and mobilize advocates in communities across the nation to rally for clean air and water and a healthy habitat for all of Earth’s creatures. We focus on four core activities:


Education is the foundation of action and the core of our work. Our work is guided by science and research to ensure we advocate for what is best for the land.


Broads takes a grassroots approach, connecting people with a desire to get involved and guiding them on how to take action and participate in public land protection.


Our members repair and restore our wild places, and learn to act as citizen scientists to document impacts on public lands and use the data to evaluate conditions and support protection proposals.


This is serious work, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Broads have fun learning and doing, making their voices heard, putting pen to paper, and getting close to nature.

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