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

November 19, 2015
From the air, America's first designated wilderness area -- the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico -- appears as a maze of forests and canyons, waters flowing from one fork to another and then into New...
November 13, 2015
With the comment period winding down for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed standard to limit methane pollution from new and modified sources in the oil and gas industry, last week...
November 10, 2015
During a beautiful week in Jackson, Wyoming outdoor media, land managers, the outdoor rec industry, and conservation groups converged to discuss the intersection of conservation and recreation. This...
November 10, 2015
As people survey their surroundings after President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline proposal (I still can’t believe I can say those words!), some are asking, what’s next for the fight...
November 3, 2015
Yesterday, TransCanada, the Canadian company behind the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, executed a desperate political ploy to avoid the imminent rejection of their controversial project. Citing...