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.


TheAZgalsGet Involved!

Save the wild places.
And have fun!

Find out what your local Broadband is up to— check out the activities calendar here!



There’s still time! Deadline extended to March 30th!

Broadband Leader Boot Camp 2015
Wilderness Advocacy Training

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

 APPLY by MARCH 30! Learn more here.

Broadbands in Action…

salmonWashington Broads Survey Roads for Olympic National Forest

The Broads of the Polly Dyer/Cascadia Broadband covered a lot of ground in the Queets watershed this past summer in the Olympic National Forest…get the whole story!


Di+MaureenReflections on Red Rock Wilderness Week

There are some things in life that really matter. For us, as Broads, one of these things is wilderness. We feel it in our guts. We get choked up like school girls standing on the lip of a long view of wild country—See more…

we_want_you_design_poster_PURPReady to kick butt for Mother Earth?
Join a Broadband!

There are 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

SavetheBoundaryWatersBroads is a campaign partner of
Save the Boundary Waters

Will you join the fight to save this precious landscape from the toxic effects of sulfide mining?

Learn more and sign the petition.

Have you experienced the Boundary Waters?
Here’s your chance to see why it is such a special place.



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Federal Forest Managers Fail to Make the Grade with Carbon Management

Those who manage our federal forests recently received a disappointing report card from the Federal Forest Carbon Coalition (FFCC). The FFCC awarded failing grades to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and other management agencies because they have not adopted polices, regulations, and practices designed to increase carbon stores and lessen the loss of carbon in…

BLM plan for southwest Colorado puts wildlands and cultural resources at risk

Durango, CO –  In the first of a series of land management decisions in Colorado expected this year, the Bureau of Land Management missed a great opportunity to set a model for how to properly manage for energy development and recreation use on public lands. The BLM’s Tres Rios Field Office issued a final plan today that…