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.

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Join a Broadband!

There 36 Broadbands (chapters) across the nation with dedicated Broads (and Bros) who speak out on local and national environmental issues, coordinate events to raise awareness, and get boots on the ground to monitor and record the damaging effects of grazing, motorized access, and oil, gas, and mining activities on our public lands and wildlife habitat.

You can make a difference (and have fun too!)

Learn more about our Broadbands and where groups are located. If there’s not a Broadband in your area, we’ll help you get one started! Contact


Broadband Leader Boot Camp 2015!
Wilderness Advocacy Training

When: April 30–May 4
The Commanders House, University of Utah,
Salt Lake City, UT

DEADLINE to APPLY is MARCH 20! Learn more here.


SAVE the DATES and the WILD PLACES!hiddengems

We’ve got some killer activities planned for this year, so start making plans for a Broad-Bustin’ great time at our upcoming Broadwalks and Broadworks. Click on the titles below for more information.

April 21–27, 2015 – Crusts in the Canyons Broadwork
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, near Kanab, Utah

May 28–June 1, 2015 – Owyhee Canyonlands Broadwalk
Southeast Oregon

August 20–24, 2015 – Save the Boundary Waters Broadwalk
Ely, Minnesota

September 27–October 3, 2015 – Escalante River Restoration Broadwork
and Staircase Escalante National Monument, near Escalante Utah


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Broads Sign On to Oak Flat Proclamation

In early February, Broadband leaders Kathy Ann Walsh and Jenny Cobb along with Broads Rose Cassidy, Roz Switzer, and Fran Krackow attended a spiritual gathering and protest held by the San Carlos Apache Tribe at Oak Flat near Superior, Arizona. Sacred to the San Carlos Apache Tribe, Oak Flat is part of a 2,422-acre federal…

Boot Camp 2015

Activate Your Passion for Wild Places When: April 30–May 4 Where: The Commander’s House, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT DEADLINE to APPLY is MARCH 20! Apply to be a volunteer Broadband Leader and attend the 2015 Wilderness Advocacy Boot Camp. The Great Old Broads for Wilderness Advocacy Boot Camp will activate your heart and…