About Us

A Clear Voice for the Environment in the State Capitol

Sierra Club California is the legislative and regulatory advocacy arm for Sierra Club chapters in California

The Sierra Club is one of the nation's oldest and largest environmental organizations. It was founded in 1892 by a group of Californians, including John Muir, who valued the state's wilderness areas. Today, the Club has chapters in every state and a national membership that exceeds 1 million. California is unique among states in that it has 13 chapters, representing more than 500,000 members and supporters. 
Sierra Club California was established in 1986 to help ensure that the Club speak with one strong voice on statewide environmental policy issues before the legislature and state agencies.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of Sierra Club California is to promote the preservation, restoration, and enjoyment of California's environment, and enable chapters and grassroots activists to speak as one voice to promote California conservation.

Governance and Operations

Sierra Club California is based in Sacramento. It has a staff of advocates and organizers who defend and advance environmental policies that fight climate disrupting pollution, protect air and water quality, advance clean energy, support parks, and preserve natural resources, wildlife and wildlife habitat. The staff also works to keep members around the state informed about legislative and regulatory activities affecting the environment. Click here to see a list of some of our recent accomplishments.
Its administration and policies are governed by Sierra Club volunteers who serve on various committees, including the Executive Committee, the California Nevada Regional Conservation Committee, and the California Legislative Committee (CLC)
For a full list of the current Sierra Club California executive and administrative committees and their members, click here.