Military Outdoors

Military Outdoors

Military Outdoors

Sierra Club’s Military Outdoors (SCMO) ensures military members, veterans, and their families enjoy the beauty of nature by supporting programs and policies that remove barriers preventing them from experiencing the great outdoors

The Military Outdoors program in the Loma Prieta Chapter runs a pole walking class in partnership with the Oakland VA Hospital.

SCMO Survey and Listening Sessions

Sierra Club Military Outdoors is organizing a series of listening sessions and an online survey for veterans across the country. The objective is to hear what veterans want and need when it comes to accessing the outdoors, and understand which barriers are preventing them from doing so.

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Military Outdoors trips are led by former service members with outdoor leadership training.

About Our Program

The goal of Sierra Club's Military Outdoors is to improve the lives of military members, veterans and their families through connections with the outdoors and inspire members of this community to become outspoken champions for environmental conservation and justice.

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Your donation directly impacts our ability to ensure the brave defenders of our country and their families have opportunities to enjoy the beautiful nature that our country embodies regardless of where they live in the United States.


Transportation, cost, experience and other barriers prevent many veterans from experiencing the full benefits of time spent in nature.

November 30, 2023

Yesterday Reps. Bruce Westerman and Raul Grijalva introduced the Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE) Act, a House Outdoor Recreation package that includes legislation such as the Military Veterans in Parks Act.

November 27, 2023

Sierra Club Military Outdoors is launching a listening session series in concert with an online survey to create an opportunity for veterans and active-duty servicemembers to share their needs and experiences, and to help shape future legislation…

May 1, 2023

After two years, Sierra Club Military Outdoors is transitioning leadership of the New York Outdoor Rx Coalition to the Sierra Club’s Atlantic Chapter.

November 8, 2022

Washington, D.C.

October 12, 2022

Denver, COLORADO – Today, the White House announced its newest protected public land, the Camp Hale-Continental