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Sierra Club,

national organization in the United States dedicated to the preservation and expansion of the world's parks, wildlife, and wilderness areas. Founded (1892) in California by a group led by the Scottish-American conservationist John MuirMuir, John,
1838–1914, American naturalist, b. Dunbar, Scotland, studied at the Univ. of Wisconsin. He came to the United States in 1849 and settled in California in 1868.
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, the Sierra Club is made up of more than 630,000 people devoted to the exploration, enjoyment, and protection of the natural environment. The club was instrumental in helping to create the National Park Service and the National Forest Service, as well as in the formation of individual recreation areas, such as Olympic and Redwood national parks. The group has also led efforts to obtain new parklands in Alaska. Through a program of court litigation and congressional action, the Sierra Club has opposed strip mining, the use of DDT, offshore oil drilling, hazardous wastes, and most other forms of chemical or aesthetic pollution. The Sierra Club has also broadened its program to include activities dealing with the urban environment, protection of tropical forests, and overpopulation. Through its almost 300 local groups, the Sierra Club sponsors a series of nature outings, and its national office, located in San Francisco, publishes a monthly bulletin as well as numerous books about ecology and the environment.

Bibliography

See Sierra Club, Guide (1989).

Sierra Club

Address:85 2nd St, 2nd Fl
San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone:415-977-5500
Fax:415-977-5799
Web: www.sierraclub.org
Established: 1892. Description:Dedicated to exploring, enjoying, and protecting the earth's wildlands and to practicing and promoting the responsible use of the earth's resources. Maintains chapters and regional groups across the United States. Also offers support and cooperation with similar volunteer organizations around the world. Members: 750,000. Dues: $25/year.
Publications: Sierra (bimonthly); free to members and $15/year for nonmembers. The Planet (bimonthly); free to members and online.

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