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Welcome to our chapter
We encompass eleven local Sierra Club groups
in Northern California
A fond farewell ...
July 25, 1943 -- October 11, 2013
Bob Anderson, chair of our Tahoe Area Group and husband of Grace Anderson, a member of our chapter Executive Committee, died in a tragic vehicle accident in Serengeti National Park, two days after the couple reached the summit of Kilimanjaro to celebrate his 70th birthday. Bob brought to his leadership at Lake Tahoe his extensive organizational experience, his gentlemanly manner, and his love of nature. He was a noted conservationist well beyond Tahoe, leaving a large imprint in protecting wild places in Montana, was a respected national leader in promoting renewable energy. Donations in memory of Bob Anderson may be made to Tahoe Area Sierra Club, PO box 16986, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.
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Sierra Club joins efforts to
bring wolves back
The Sierra Club is participating on many fronts to help bring wolf populations back. The issue is especially important for the Mother Lode Chapter which contains habitat that would be suitable for wolf recovery efforts. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has convened a “Wolf Stakeholder Group” to be ready when the wolf returns to California . We are a member of the working group along with other environmental groups, as well as ranchers and sport hunters. The anti-wolf interests would prefer to keep wolves on the brink of extinction. Click here to read the complete article
Standing up to sprawl
Sacramento County LAFCo says "No" to Elk Grove
by Sean Wirth, Chapter Conservation Chair
On November 6th after over five and a half hours of presentations and testimonies, Sacramento County’s Local Area Formation Commission voted 5 to 2 to deny Elk Grove’s application to increase its Sphere of Influence onto 8,000 acres of farmland to the south of its city limits. This culminated a six year battle for the Club ... [it] was a hard won but major victory for a regional perspective on land planning and habitat conservation. Click here to read the article
Berryessa Snow Mountain
Permanent Protection is closer than ever!
Photo by Charlotte Orr
It has been a busy and successful year for the proposed Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area Campaign. The Berryessa Snow Mountain region includes 350,000 acres of federal public lands in Solano, Yolo, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino counties. The region is home to a diverse array of California wildlife ... [and] is also open to a variety of recreational activities for those who like to hike, hunt, camp, fish, bird, mt. bike, use off road vehicles on legal routes, boat on Lake Berryessa, horseback ride and much more. Click here to read more
The Sacramento – A Transcendent River
by Bob Madgic
Book review by Patricia Lawrence
If you love something, you naturally want to protect it. Author, outdoor adventurer, and fly fisherman, Bob Madgic reveals his dedication to the Sacramento River in his recent publication, The Sacramento: A Transcendent River. Madgic, a retired Bay Area public school educator, has combined his mastery of instruction with his love for this all-important waterway in this easy to read 225 page compilation of information and reflections, sprayed generously with gorgeous photographs. Click here to read the review