Sierra Club Policies
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 of the natural and human
environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.
Purposes and Goals
What follows are the most general statements of the goals of the Sierra Club, starting with the organization's purposes from its Articles of Incorporate and Bylaws, followed by a chronological list of the various statements adopted or accepted by the Board in the last few decades that state the Club's internal and external priorities in the broadest terms.
Click here for Sierra Club Purposes and Goals (50kb PDF, 10 pages)
Bylaws and Standing Rules
The Sierra Club Bylaws and Standing Rules, and related documents on this page, are available in full in PDF format only. Most modern computers will open the files below automatically; if not, you may need to download the free Adobe Reader.
Sierra Club Bylaws and Standing Rules
(Last revised November 16, 2013. 40 pages, PDF)
Analysis of Changes in Sierra Club Bylaws
(Last revised April 26, 2005. 6 pages, PDF)
History of Sierra Club Bylaws
(Last revised April 26, 2005. 112 pages, PDF)
Gift Acceptance Policy
(Last revised April 7th, 2011. 4 pages)
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