Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is the largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the country, with 2.1 million members and supporters. The Sierra Club helped establish and expand national parks like Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, and pushed to define landmark legislation like the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act.
Today the Club has 63 chapters nationwide, including the local Range of Light Group (ROLG), which is part of Toiyabe Chapter. Each chapter has dozens of active local and national campaigns, and at the heart of every campaign are local citizens, fighting to protect their families, communities, and environment. Their work has proven highly successful, from stopping more than 160 proposed coal plants to restoring wetlands destroyed by the BP oil spill.