Who, Why & What

We are a passionate collection of unique individuals who support preserving federal land for people and wildlife. We are a grassroots organization with no corporate sponsorship. Quite simply, we believe that wildlife and human life are deeply intertwined and that it is our responsibility to care for each other and for the natural world. So we're doing just that. Our primary focus area is the federal land between Yosemite and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks. By protecting more than one million acres and three major watersheds, we hope to revitalize the forest and preserve it for future generations, while encouraging recreation, outdoor immersion and a healthy lifestyle. Need more information? Below are specific answers to common questions and links to report for those eager to learn more. ‚Äč

Frequently Asked Questions about the Sierra National Forest & Our Proposal

Recreation - Activities that we support.

Yes, you can enjoy the outdoors in the proposed national monument. This one-page summary explains recreational activities that we advocate.

Pacific Fishers - This species was about to be listed as endangered.

Learn about this cute forest carnivore. Start with a one-page summary or read the full report to get detailed information on its habitat needs.

Sierra Nevada Fire Management - What is the most effective way to manage fire? Fighting Fire with Fire

The USDA has some startling statistics on forest lands management. We need an  effective controlled burn  program for our remaining trees. Get the stats.

Facts Versus Myths - Yes, we are really a group of earnest volunteers. 

Get the facts versus common myths. Read the Sierra National Monument Seven. Learn more about private land and leases. Also, many people have been asking about our non-profit status. Yes, we are a non-profit, fiscally managed by the Trust for Conservation Innovation. Here is our budget in its entirety.

A National Monument or a National Park? What's the difference?

Yes. There is a big difference. Read up. Particularly, there is a distinction in monuments managed by the National Forest; hunting is generally allowed.

Economic Benefits - Parks and monuments permanently sustain local economies.

A National Monument makes sense. Here's why. But what about this organization? Aren't we rolling in the dough? No. But we work hard. Check it out

Special Species & the State of the Sierra Nevada

Many special status species live in the Sierra; read the report.

Health Benefits

Time outside benefits us inside and outGo for a walk. Listen to Oprah.

Extending Nature's Reach

Unite the Parks