Sierra Club's Mission
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.
Nationally the Sierra Club's members are more than 750,000 of your friends and neighbors. Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. The Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. John Muir founded the Sierra Club in 1892 in order "to do something for the wilderness and to make the mountains glad", referencing the original purpose of the club to save and protect the wilderness areas of the Sierra Nevada range. The design of the California state quarter is a sign of how lasting Muir's legacy is and shows Muir in Yosemite Valley, which he lead the fight to preserve as a national park.
Locally the GFWSC group has around 2,000 members and covers all or large parts of the following counties - Tarrant, Johnson, Wise, Parker, Hood, Somervell, Jack, Palo Pinto, Erath, Young, Stephens, Eastland, Comanche, Throckmorton, and Shackelford; and small parts of Dallas, Ellis, Hill, Denton, Callahan, Brown, and Hamilton. Your local group membership is assigned by zip code, so if yours starts with 760.., 761.., or 764.., you fall within the GFWSC group area.
Statewide, the Sierra Club has over 24,000 members in 16 active regional groups.
Common Misconceptions About the Sierra Club
Many people think the Sierra Club is against hunting, fishing, and the use of off-road vehicles. This is drastic distortion of the views and policies of the club. Put simply, the club supports the responsible practice of all of these activities. For more information on the club's position on these matters please follow the links below:
Hunting & Fishing
The Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club is headed by an Executive Committee (commonly referred to as the ExCom) made up of seven officers elected by the group membership. ExCom members serve two-year terms and can only be elected for two consecutive two-year terms. If you are interested in reading more details, you can read our group bylaws.
You do not have to be a member of the ExCom to take a leadership role in the GFWSC. If you take a look at our contact page, you will see that many of the people listed are not on the ExCom. There are many opportunities in Conservation, Outings, Fundraising, Membership, Newsletter, and other group activities available for those interested in becoming a more active member. Check our get involved page for more information.
Unless otherwise noted, all of the banner images and other main images on this site are from the geographic area covered by the GFWSC. This is to emphasize the natural beauty of the area and show what we as a club try to protect. Conversely, some images may show the type of pollution or environmental damage we fight against.
Most of the images were taken by members of the GFWSC, a few are from the national Sierra Club. As always, all rights are reserved.