The Sierra Club Mission:
- Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth.
- Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources.
- Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.
- Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.
National Conservation Campaigns
National Sierra Club has many priority campaigns — Stop Sprawl, Protect Wildlands, End Commercial Logging in National Forests, Clean Water, Stop Global Warming, Human Rights and the Environment, Global Population and Environment, and Responsible Trade.
Many of these issues resonate here in Napa County. The Conservation Committee of the Napa Group Sierra Club reviews local goals and priorities, and proposing some long-term conservation objectives to the Napa Executive Committee.
To help contact Phil Blake
In the meantime, here are some of the issues the committee is following.
Issues of Concern in Napa County
Napa Sierra Club supports slow growth within local cities and works for the protection of wildlife habitats, agricultural lands, and watersheds while accomodating affordable housing and transportation for the local work force.
Napa Sierra Club supports wilderness designation for the three areas in Napa included in Congressional legislation:
How to protect our old-growth trees and prevent our hillsides from being denuded is an ongoing critical issue in Napa County.
Restoring the health of the Napa River, which has been characterized as impaired, through appropriate setbacks, the rewrite of the conservation regulations, the interim setback ordinance, and effective erosion control plans is a battle which will take years.