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 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...
June 29, 2015
Found throughout the West, the greater sage grouse once numbered as many as 16 million, but now, due to overgrazing and oil and gas development, stand at fewer than 200,000.I remember waking up...
June 25, 2015
In less than 100 days, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a bedrock piece of conservation legislation, will expire unless Congress acts. LWCF is a federal program dedicated to the...
June 25, 2015
The musicians in the grainy old photo wear suit jackets and somber expressions. They hold instruments; fiddle, bass, drum and more. The place is East Austin. The year is 1900. The day is Juneteenth....
June 12, 2015
As the country gears up to celebrate 100 years of our national parks, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune and his family are hitting the road for a taste of what America’s public lands have...