The Sierra Club


( was founded in 1892 by John Muir. naturalist. conservationist and writer.  The Sierra Club now has over 600.000 members.  The mission statement of this venerable organization is to:
      - Explore . enjoy. and protect the wild places of the earth;
      - Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources;
      - Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment;
      - Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.
 The Sierra Club has a very extensive web site at with information on virtually every area of major environmental concern. as well an extensive history of the environmental movement. 

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