Sierra Club in Wisconsin

John Muir - The Nation's Pre-Eminent Environmentalist - Has a Wisconsin Connection!

The Wisconsin Chapter of the Sierra Club is named in honor of Muir, whose family moved to Wisconsin when he was a boy. Muir attended the University of Wisconsin for several years, beginning in 1860. While at the university, he studied both botany and geology, subjects which would prove useful in his later life.

He founded the Sierra Club and started the movement that preserved the Yosemite Valley from being drowned by a reservoir.

The Wisconsin Sierra Club chapter has many geographic subdivisions that meet separately, usually on a monthly basis. The map and listing below are offered for your convenience, as are the links to the Sierra Club national site:

Sierra Club John Muir Chapter - State of Wisconsin Sierra Club website

Their "Find My Local Group" site for a larger version of the map at right.



Chippewa Valley Coulee Region (La Crosse area)(Eau Claire Area)


Four Lakes (Madison area) 

Fox Valley (Appleton Area)

Great Waters (The Greater Milwaukee area) 

Southeast Gateway (Racine & Kenosha area)

St. Croix Valley Interstate (Northwest Wisconsin and Northeast Minnesota) - no active contact presently

Wisconsin River Country - no active contact presently


Sierra Student Coalition - not geographic

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