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

April 24, 2015
Five years ago this week, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico killing 11 workers and beginning what would become the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. Between...
April 14, 2015
Thirty-six Arizona Senators and Representatives sent a letter recently to President Obama urging him to permanently protect the Grand Canyon Watershed as a national monument. Highlighting the...
March 31, 2015
The Obama administration has proposed to open the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans to oil and gas drilling as part of the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil & Gas leasing program. The Atlantic...
March 27, 2015
The warmth of sunshine indicates the promise of spring and newborn calves. Residents of Horse Butte in West Yellowstone watch the bison with delight, understanding that the land on which they reside...
March 18, 2015
Yesterday, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell spoke to the public at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Sec. Jewell boldly announced a new and ambitious role for the Department...