Our Wild America

Our Wild America carries on the Sierra Club's long legacy of protecting America's beautiful wildlands. We believe that America's public lands are held in "public trust" for and by all Americans, providing opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, and come together to share experiences.

With the Our Wild America campaign, the Sierra Club is doubling down in the fight to preserve our wild heritage in the face of threats from mining, drilling, and climate disruption. 


Protecting our public lands from mining and drilling will safeguard America's natural heritage, preserve wildlife habitat, help keep our air and water clean, and combat climate disruption.
In order to leave a robust wild legacy for our children, we must significantly increase the amount of public lands and waters that are permanently protected as national monuments and wilderness.
Protecting natural places near cities and suburbs is crucial to ensuring that all Americans have the opportunity to explore and enjoy the great outdoors.
Our national forests are diverse habitat for our most treasured wildlife, and they provide the wild places where Americans hike, camp, hunt and fish.

Campaign Updates

July 29, 2015
America’s public lands belong to all of us. So why are companies paying so little to mine coal on federal lands that they’re shortchanging taxpayers—us—out of our fair share of profits?Here’s the...
July 16, 2015
Continuing to side with the fracking industry, House Republicans took advantage of an injunction on fracking regulations by a misguided Wyoming judge yesterday, and raked Bureau of Land Management (...
July 15, 2015
Late last week, the House passed H.R. 2647, a piece of forestry legislation that will undermine bedrock environmental protections and the public's ability weigh in on logging projects that affect...
July 13, 2015
Last Friday, President Obama designated three new national monuments: Basin and Range in Nevada, Berryessa Snow Mountain in California, and Waco Mammoth in Texas. Combined, these new monuments...
July 6, 2015
Earlier this year, Sierra magazine wrote about using high-tech surveillance gear, including cell phones, to catch illegal loggers. Thankfully, that’s not the only technological advance helping to...