Statement of Purpose:
"To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the Earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the Earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality ofthe natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives."
We are the San Gorgonio Chapter of the Sierra Club and we span both San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, so yes, we are involved in a large and complex geography. Our interests range from the wildnerness and open spaces of our Southern California deserts and mountains to the intense development and congestion of our urban cities and inland valleys.
A Bit of History
View (and/or download) a copy of our Chapter's Early History Report, created in 1992 for the Club's 100-year anniversary. (click on the cover letter)
And for more specific information, focused on what our regional Groups are doing (where do YOU live?), follow the links below:
- Mojave Group: covers the San Bernardino County high desert from Wrightwood to Needles.
- Mountains Group: covers the San Bernardino Mountains from Crestline to Arrowbear.
- Big Bear Group: covers all of the Big Bear Lake area and surrounding communities.
- Los Serranos Group: covers the San Bernardino County areas around Upland and Rancho Cucamonga.
- Moreno Valley Group: Focuses on the city of Moreno Valley and adjacent county areas.
- Tahquitz Group: covers all of the low desert areas of Riverside County, the Morongo Basin in San Bernardino County, plus Joshua Tree National Park and the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto National Monument. We focus primarily on habitat, sprawl, OHV use and water issues.
- Santa Margarita Group: covers Murrieta and Temecula areas.
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Our Chapter's bylaws can be found here