The Eastern Sierra
Welcome to the Range of Light Group!
The Sierra Club Range of Light Group, part of the Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter, represents the Sierra Club in the Eastern Sierra; in Mono and Inyo Counties. The Eastern Sierra is the homeland of the Nuumu and Newe People and has been since time immemorial. It is a beautiful area rich in natural, scenic, cultural, and recreational values and benefits. We engage both our members and a wide array of local stakeholders in our work to safeguard our region's diverse landscapes and outdoor opportunities. Membership and participation in the Range of Light Group activities are open to all interested in enjoying, protecting and exploring the Eastern Sierra.
"Sitting islanded on some grey peak above the encompassing wood, the soul is lifted up to sing the Iliad of the pines." Mary Austin.
The Range of Light Group
- Promotes the protection of our region’s renowned desert and forest ecosystems,
- Encourages active citizen engagement in critical conservation and recreation issues,
- Sponsors a wide range of outings and informative community events, and
- Supports sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities for all in our beautiful and unique Eastern Sierra region.
Programs and Activities
Range of Light Group's 30x30 Priorities
Virtual and In-Person Event Series
This series will introduce you to Range of Light Group's short list of wild spaces to protect within the Eastern Sierra. The 30x30 Initiative is to protect 30% of wild spaces by 2030. There will be virtual events to introduce you to each location followed by in-person outings to take you to the spaces themselves so you can see their natural wonder firsthand. Please see the full list of sites and upcoming scheduled dates.
See our full list of events here. Find full details of our in-person outings at
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