Great Old Broads for Wilderness “Wild for Wilderness Online Auction” Kicks Off October 31st–November 13th with Gear, Getaways, and Goodies Galore

Durango, CO, September 29, 2016 --( Great Old Broads for Wilderness invites you to do your “bid” for wilderness at the 12th annual Wild for Wilderness Online Auction, going live Monday, October 31 through Sunday, November 13, 2016. This celebrated auction features adventure trips and vacation getaways, hosted homestays, outdoor gear, clothing and footwear; jewelry, art, books, and more. Proceeds support Broads’ education, advocacy, and stewardship programs focused on preserving wilderness and wild places for future generations. Visit to browse the auction and register for bidding.

Some of the more intriguing items on the auction block include a 4-day Yampa River Rafting Trip donated by O.A.R.S.; a privately-guided Wolf & Wildlife Watching Tour in Yellowstone National Park; and a Wetland Restoration Tour, Wildflower Walk, and Picnic at Muir Beach in Marin County, California. Other notable items include Hennessy Expedition Hammocks; beautiful hand-painted silk scarves by Color Creek Fiber Art; and a full day of guided fly fishing with Escalante Outfitters in Utah. There is a “broad” range of items to choose from, providing something for every taste and budget—from a custom pet portrait to an Alpacka Raft Packraft to breathtaking artwork.

The Wild for Wilderness Online Auction is a holiday and vacation shopping tradition for thousands of members and supporters who participate each year. It is the major fundraiser for Broads, funding their grassroots training and education programs. This year’s auction sponsors are Alpine Bank, Hanson Honda of Farmington, NM, Bank of Colorado, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and Chris Latshaw of State Farm.

It’s not too late to become a sponsor or to donate to the auction. Broads will accept donations until October 21, 2016. To learn more about the auction and to browse the selection of goods and services, visit

About Great Old Broads for Wilderness:
Great Old Broads for Wilderness is a national grassroots organization, led by elders, that engages and inspires activism 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.
Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Susan Kearns