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

May 2, 2016
The growing rallying cry of the climate movement, to keep fossil fuels in the ground, is taking hold, and not just in the form of chants and headlines, but in the form of cancelled gas pipelines,...
April 27, 2016
On Saturday, April 16th, 2016, 200 acres caught fire in the Rocky Mountain Area of Shenandoah National Park.  This fire, which started out as a small event, has burned 10,376 acres of forest in a...
April 22, 2016
Our National Parks are turning 100, and they’re starting to look a little grey. Fifty-four is not just the age of President Obama, it’s also the average age of a visitor to Yellowstone National Park...
April 20, 2016
Six years ago today, Americans witnessed the very real dangers of offshore drilling. We watched as 11 workers lost their lives when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded. We watched as the spill...
April 20, 2016
It would be John Muir's 178th birthday April 21st!John Muir -- explorer, scientist, and author -- studied ecosystems worldwide and expressed his views, helping establish the modern environmental...