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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Save the wild places.
And have fun!

Find out what your local Broadband is up to!


Presenting our 2015 Quilt Raffle!2015-Quilt-SM-LR

“I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.”

Our own Sue Gunckel lovingly crafted this delightfully artistic and arboreal wall quilt for the 2015 Broads Quilt Raffle. This is a quicky raffle—the drawing will be held on September 26 in honor of National Public Lands Day. Get your tickets today! Be sure to snag a few for your favorite tree-hugging friends!




Ready 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 conservational 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

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!


OakFlatSignage-SMBroads 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…read more!



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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Ballots Not Bullets

There is an alarming trend that has Great Old Broads for Wilderness very troubled. Many of us, in our youth, cut our teeth on activism. But more and more, instead of using democracy, factions are resorting to threats and violence to achieve their aims. Broads have been on the receiving end of this kind of…

Forest Service Ignores Concerns Raised Regarding Proposed Land Exchange at Wolf Creek Pass, Colorado

Broads is a signer on an Objection filed by several organizations regarding a proposed land exchange of Rio Grande National forest lands with a development group that plans to build a large private community at Wolf Creek Pass. Known to be a wildlife corridor, the Forest Service has ignored concerns raised in the Objection specifically…