About the Idaho Chapter

Sierra Club 2030 Strategic Framework visual, adopted Dec 2021

The Sierra Club, founded in 1892 in California, is the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. The Sierra Club has been successful in helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Action, the Endangered Species Act and the protection of millions of acres of wilderness.

The Idaho Chapter is one of 64 Sierra Club Chapters nationwide.  Our conservation work here in Idaho began in the 1970’s with the goal of securing permanent protection for the vast wildlands of Idaho. Historically, we focused on protecting endangered species like the grizzlies, wolves, and salmon, and helping advance protection for the Frank Church, Owyhee Canyonlands, and the Boulder-White Clouds.

In recent years, we realized just drawing boundaries around areas would not secure them from the effects of climate change. The Sierra Club is leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that are causing the climate crisis and move toward a clean energy future for everyone.

Now, we are building a movement of engaged residents to promote the conservation of Idaho’s natural environment and climate.  Our volunteer-driven campaigns are helping move Idaho cities, utilities, and school districts toward 100% clean energy and advance regional efforts to remove the four lower Snake River dams to save Idaho's salmon and build a clean and equitable energy future in the Northwest.

Beyond  traditional conservation partners, we are building alliances with and following the leadership of those on the frontlines of the impact of the climate crisis who are leading the movement for climate justice in Idaho. Together, we can move toward a just, clean energy future for all.

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Idaho Chapter Sierra Club
PO Box 552
Boise, ID 83701