The Sierra Club’s grassroots advocacy has made it America’s most influential environmental organization. There are over 3000 members in Nebraska.

You can download our Chapter By-Laws for further information.


Now what’s a group? Sierra Club has four groups in Nebraska:

  • Missouri Valley Group, which is based in Omaha, includes nearby counties: Douglas, Sarpy, Dodge, Washington, etc.
  • Bluestem Group, which is based in Lincoln, has the southeastern region of the state, including Nebraska City, York, and David City.
  • Cottonwood Group, which is based in Grand Island, central eastern third of the state, including Kearney, Ord, and O'Neill. (currently inactive)
  • Prickly Pear Group, which encompasses much of the western half of the state, including much of the Sandhills region and the Panhandle.

Those Sierra Club members living outside the Omaha and Lincoln areas are encouraged to work with the Chapter to form local groups.  We have “Go-to-Meeting” program which allows groups to meet by computer or phone with each other or with the Chapter.  Contact our webmaster, Albert Lierz at for more information on these possibilities.

The Nebraska Chapter

The Nebraska Chapter itself has an ExCom with 7 members elected for 2-year terms by all members in the state. In addition, each group appoints a delegate to the Chapter ExCom. The Chapter ExCom coordinates club conservation efforts at the state level, with a major focus on state legislation. Our part-time lobbyist, is employed by the Chapter. Overall, the Sierra Club has 62 chapters in the U.S. and four in Canada.

National Sierra Club

The national headquarters of the Sierra Club is located in Oakland, CA. The Board of Directors is the overall governing body of the Club, holding ultimate responsibility and authority for its financial and legal affairs. The Board makes broad policy decisions and sets the Club’s overall goals. There are 15 members of the Board, with 5 directors elected each year for 3-year terms. All Sierra Club members can vote in the annual election. The Executive Director reports to the Board and directs the Club’s paid staff. The Board has established a system of six governance committees to oversee most of the Club’s administrative and conservation work.The Council of Club Leaders serves as an advisory body to the Board on chapter and regional issues. The Council includes representatives from each chapter, the Sierra Club Student Coalition, Sierra Club California, and the Sierra Club of Canada.