Great Old Broads

yuccaGreat Old Broads for Wilderness is a national organization that engages and ignites the activism of elders to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands. We bring voice, knowledge, commitment, and humor to the movement to protect our last wild places on earth.

Wishing You a Joyful Holiday Season
and a Happy, Healthy, and WILD New Year!


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We’re making big plans for 2015!

Look for details on our 2015 Broadwalks and Broadworks programs in January, and join us for education, advocacy, stewardship, and fun in amazing locations!




Mexican Wolf Recovery Endangered

30-day Comment Period ends December 27, 2014 – YOU CAN HELP!

Photo by Don Burkett CC2.0

Advocates fear the extinction of the Mexican gray wolf, due to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposed changes to the federal rule governing the Mexican gray wolf reintroduction. More…find out what Broads are doing and how you can help…



Broads Joins Suit Over Gunnison Sage Grouse Listing

On November 20, 2014, Broads joined with Wild Earth Guardians, Wild Utah Project, and sage grouse biologist Clait Braun to notify the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of our intent to sue for “failure to follow best available science” in its listing of the Gunnison sage grouse as threatened. This listing denies the full protection of an endangered status. More…



Community, Kindred Spirits, Camaraderie

These are only a few words that were used to describe the recent 25th anniversary Broadwalk.  Attendance included more than 60 Broads, 12 Broadband leaders and a few beloved Bros. Held at Mt. Peale Inn and Animal Sanctuary, Broads traveled from as far as Portland, Maine and Washington, D.C. and stretching west with representation from Nevada City, CA and north from Olympia, Washington, including Broads from states like Arizona and New Mexico, those sandwiched in between. Daily hikes and service work activities were part of the four days along with advocacy projects such as letter writing as well as interviews to capture the many voices as Broads expressed their concerns and strong desire to protect the Greater Canyonlands area.  

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Five Charged in Recapture Canyon ATV Ride

Broads supports the BLM’s Lawful Public Process and the Closure of Recapture Canyon to Motorized Access Federal authorities filed charges against five men for their alleged part in an ATV protest ride in Recapture Canyon in May. San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman, Monte Wells, Shane Marian, Franklin Holliday, and Jay Redd were charged with “operation of…

Wild Reads

“Wilderness is a resource which can shrink but not grow…the creation of new wilderness in the full sense of the word is impossible.” — Aldo Leopold (American ecologist, forester, and environmentalist, considered to be father of American wildlife management) Wild Reads for All Ages In commemoration of President Lyndon Johnson signing into law the Wilderness Act and…