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We lead the Sierra Club North Star chapter in the protection of Minnesota’s forests, wildlands, and wildlife—to keep them healthy, fight climate change, and encourage people to enjoy them safely.
What We Do
Our work is to understand the science, policies, laws, and regulations for issues that impact Minnesota’s forests and wildlife.
Protect natural environments including wildlife, Minnesota forests, old-growth forests, and peatlands
Fight climate change through building awareness about the power of our natural environments to sequester carbon
Engage and partner with native tribes, championing their knowledge and working towards equity in the outdoors
Monitor agency/local government actions and programs
Participate in federal, state, and local task forces or committees
Inform the public on our work and issues that need their involvement
Develop coalitions with other environmental groups on specific issues
Join us at our monthly meetings!
Date: 2nd Monday of the month
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Sierra Club office, phone, or Zoom, check the calendar for details.
Minnesota’s forests are truly unique. Our state is home to oaks in the plains of the southeast, Big Woods containing fragments of the maple-basswoods in the central part of the state, and an extensive boreal forest of pine and aspen in the north.
Each of these forest types faces a barrage of threats including illegal and destructive off-highway vehicle use, lakeshore development, destructive logging practices, and toxic mining.
For the past decade we’ve worked hard to improve the management of our National Forests. We’re increasingly concerned about the stress a changing climate causes our lands and wildlife. In an effort to do our part against climate change, our goals include protecting large core areas, buffer zones, and corridors to aid species migration. We also aim to reduce or eliminate habitat fragmentation, over-logging, invasive species, disruptive human activities, and pollution.