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— check out the activities calendar here.



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!


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…


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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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…

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…