Volunteers: The Sierra Club is a grassroots organization. In contrast with most other environmental groups, most of the Sierra Club's work is done by volunteers, supported by a small number of paid staff. In Utah, volunteers help with phone banks, letter-writing, events and outings. In addition, a small core group of issue activists review environmental documents, represent us at public meetings and hearings, and research and write on specific public lands and environmental health issues.
Membership: The Utah Chapter has more than 3,000 members statewide.
Conservation: The Utah Chapter has been fighting to protect Utah’s spectacular parks, public lands and other places Utah’s rich animal and plant life calls home since its foundation in 1959. We’ve also led the fight for clean air and water, and protecting Utah’s high quality of life. Get the latest on our conservation campaigns.
Outings: The Ogden, Glen Canyon and Salt Lake Groups have weekend day hikes, car camps, backpack trips, cross-county ski trips and other outings throughout the year. Salt Lake Group volunteers lead Tuesday Night Hikes every week from May through September. For details on upcoming outings, see the chapter newsletter or the activity tool.
Chapter Executive Committee: Decisions on policy, strategy and budget are made by the eleven elected members of the Utah Chapter Executive Committee at bimonthly meetings held on Saturdays. All club members are welcome at these meetings. Any item proposed for discussion must be approved in advance by the chapter chair and added to the agenda. The executive committee meeting schedule is listed with other chapter events on the activity tool.
Political Committee: At both the national and chapter levels, Sierra Club volunteers work hard in the election campaigns of environmentally-supportive candidates. Utah Chapter volunteers interview prospective candidates, endorse those whose votes are likely to reflect concern for the environment, and then work hard to get out the vote for those endorsed. More information is available on our political and legislative committee page.
Staff: The Utah Chapter has one full-time staff person. We share office space with the national Sierra Club's Utah Field Office, which employs two full-time staff.
Community Affiliations: The Utah Chapter belongs to the Utah Wilderness Coalition and Community Shares/Utah, an alternative workplace-giving organization that raises funds for about twenty local non-profit groups.
Financial Support: The Sierra Club distributes a portion of membership dues to chapters, but this financial support is insufficient to protect the environment, educate the public, and support an extensive outings program. Your support is critical. You can make a contribution via our secure on-line site.
Mission: The Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to:
- Protect and promote Utah’s outdoors and natural landscapes;
- Educate and advocate for the responsible preservation of clean air, water and habitats
- Support the development of sustainable renewable energy for the benefit of present and future generations.