Environmental Groups in California

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North County Climate Change Alliance
North San Diego County
Mission:
To inspire, unite and educate individuals, empowering them to seek out and act on solutions to climate change.

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Audubon California
415-644-4600
Mission: A network of 49 local chapters throughout the State of California where Audubon members and their families can enjoy and protect local birds and nature.

Sustainable Conservation
415-977-0380
Mission: Helps California thrive by uniting people to solve the toughest challenges facing our land, air, and water.

Environmental Groups in Southern California

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Sierra Club – Crescenta Valley Group
Agoura
213-387-4287
Mission: 1. Explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth.
2. Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources.
3. Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.
4. Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Mariposa Ranch Foundation
Agua Dulce
213-509-4673
Mission: Dedicated to wildlife conservation through research, education and advocacy to promote compassionate coexistence between humans and the local fauna.

Climate Reality Campus Corps: Soka University of America Chapter
Aliso Viejo
Mission: To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Back Country Land Trust
Alpine
619-504-8181
Mission: To provide thriving wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation to every community we work in.

About And For Sustainability
Anza
949-330-0788
Mission: Inspire, empower and support sustainability at the individual, community, government and business level through media, hands-on education, permaculture design and ecosystems transformations.

Sierra Club – Big Bear Group
Big Bear Lake
442-242-4103
Mission: 1. Explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth.
2. Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources.
3. Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.
4. Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Sierra Club – San Bernardino Mountains Group
Blue Jay
909-337-0313
Mission: Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Natural and Human Environment of the San Bernardino Mountains

Anza-Borrego Foundation
Borrego Springs
(760) 767-0446
Mission: To protect and preserve the natural landscapes, wildlife habitat and cultural heritage of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and its surrounding region for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Sierra Club – Rio Hondo Group
Brea
Mission: To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

The Climate Reality Project: East Valley CA Chapter
Burbank
Mission: To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Cambria
(805) 927-2856
Mission: To protect and sustain the diversity of life and the beauty of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve for everyone

Greenspace
Cambria
805 – 927 – 2866
Mission: Protect and enhance its ecological systems, cultural resources and marine habitats through land acquisition and management, public education and advocacy

Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation
Carlsbad
760-931-0800
Mission: To help conserve, restore and enhance the environmental and aesthetic features of Batiquitos Lagoon

VIBE – Verdani Institute for the Built Environment
Carlsbad
213-281-5990
Mission:  To empower organizations with cost-effective strategies to create sustainable buildings and communities. Our approach is to work from within our clients’ organizations to both plan and implement their sustainability programs on an ongoing basis.

Cayucos Land Conservancy
Cayucos
(805) 900-0860
Mission: Committed to the enduring preservation of the rural greenbelt that surrounds Cayucos, California.

Claremont Wildlands Conservancy
Claremont
(909) 621-9150
Mission: To preserve the land, air, watershed, plant and wildlife resources of the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in the greater Claremont area of northeastern Los Angeles County, as well as to advocate for the protection of important biotic habitats and for access to these natural areas for the enjoyment of current and future generations.

Pomona Valley Audubon Society
Claremont
909-625-5510
Mission: To promote the protection, appreciation and enjoyment of birds and other wildlife through recreation, education and conservation.

Orange County Coastkeeper
Costa Mesa
714-850-1965
Mission: To protect the region’s water resources so they are swimmable, drinkable and fishable for present and future generations.

Climate Cents
Culver City
323-578-6038
Mission: Everyone can make change. Fight climate change by supporting projects in your community.

Cleveland National Forest Foundation
Descanso
619 659-8962
Mission: Dedicated to preserving the plants, animals and other natural resources of Southern California mountains by protecting the land and water they need to survive.

Fallbrook Land Conservancy
Fallbrook
760.728.0889
Mission: To preserve and enhance the rural character and natural beauty of our area through the permanent protection of open space and related activities.

The Climate Reality Project: San Diego North County, CA Chapter
Encinitas
760-746-8315
Mission: To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Escondido Creek Conservancy
Escondido
(760) 471-9354
Mission: To Preserve and Restore the Escondido Creek Watershed.

Palomar Audubon Society
Escondido
Mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity

Izaak Walton League of America – Fullerton Chapter
Fullerton
714-680-4258
Mission: To conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.

Climate Reality Campus Corps: University of California, Santa Barbara Chapter
Goleta
Mission: To move campuses (UCSB campus) to 100% renewable energy, while educating and engaging students nationwide in supporting and achieving bold national climate policies.

Sea & Sage Audubon Society
Irvine
949-261-7963
Mission: Advocate for protection of birds and their habitats. 

Sierra Club – Verdugo Hills Group
La Crescenta
818-482-6146
Mission: To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth.

Sierra Club – Angeles Chapter & Sierra Sage Group
Lake Forest
213-387-4287
Mission: To protect the natural environment of our world and take a special interest in the natural environs which still exist in and around Orange County. We fulfill this commitment in a number of ways that include political activism, public awareness campaigns,and direct environmental action. Additionally we promote the environment by providing fun, interesting, and informative outings that encourage an appreciation of nature. One of the best ways to encourage people to take a stand in defense of nature is to expose them to its beauty and the many ways in which our lives are dependent on it.

La Purisima Audubon Society
Lompoc
805-733-5501
Mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefits of humanity and earth’s biological diversity focusing the SOCIETY’S collective efforts on the Lompoc, Santa Maria, and Santa Ynez Valleys.

Catalina Island Conservancy
Long Beach
(562) 437-8555
Mission: To be a responsible steward of our lands through a balance of conservation, education and recreation

El Dorado Audubon Society
Long Beach
562-252-5825
Mission: The conservation of native birds and their habitats. The society provides leadership in conservation and educates its members and the community, so that they may appreciate birds and participate in the society’s conservation efforts.

Sierra Club – Long Beach Area Group
Long Beach
Mission: To Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Earth’s Wild Places.

The Climate Reality Project: Los Angeles Area, CA Chapter
Los Angeles
Mission: To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Los Angeles Audubon Society
Los Angeles
323-876-0202
Mission: To promote the enjoyment and protection of birds and other wildlife in the Los Angeles area through outdoor education programs, bird friendly activities, and hands-on conservation initiatives.

Sierra Club – Angeles Chapter
Los Angeles
213-387-4287
Mission: To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth, to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources, to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment, and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Sierra Club – Central Group Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Mission: To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; And to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Sierra Club – West Los Angeles Group
Los Angeles
310-237-3447
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.

Sierra Club – Airport Marina Group
Marina Del Rey
310-721-3512
Mission: The enjoyment and protection of our planet’s environment.

Sierra Club – Santa Margarita Group
Menifee
951-760-1131
Mission: To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate, protect, restore the quality of the natural environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out those objectives.

Sierra Club – Moreno Valley Group
Moreno Valley
951-684-6203
Mission: 1. Protecting the San Jacinto Wildlife Area
2. Local land use, transportation issues
3. Preservation of city trails, open spaces, hilltops/skylines
4. Health effects of irresponsible development
5. Logistics centers, warehouses, distribution centers proposed for Moreno Valley.

Morro Coast Audubon Society
Morro Bay
805-772-1991
Mission: To promote the appreciation, conservation, and restoration of ecosystems, focusing on the biological diversity of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, particularly in San Luis Obispo County, California.

North County Climate Change Alliance
North San Diego County
Mission: To inspire, unite and educate individuals, empowering them to seek out and act on solutions to climate change.
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Buena Vista Audubon Society
Oceanside
760-439-2473
Mission: Conservation through Education, Advocacy, Land Management, and Monitoring

Eco Active 101
Oceanside
Mission: To join hands with you and your family and friends to save our planet! 

Climate First: Replacing Oil and Gas
Ojai
805-794-0282
Mission: Fights for the health of people and the planet during the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, and for a green economy and jobs in Ventura County.

About and For Sustainability
Orange County
Mission: Education & services for a regenerative & sustainable future.

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society
Pacific Palisades
424-832-3504
Mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. As part of this, our chapter’s particular mission is to be a center for wildlife education, habitat protection, and conservation issues that involve birds.

California Association of Environmental Professionals
Palm Desert
760-340-4499
Mission: Promoting and enhancing the quality of environmental impact assessment;  Promoting academic exchange and professional training; Exchanging the latest information on impact assessment.

Coachella Valley Waterkeeper
Palm Desert
760-890-1108 ext. 1014
Mission: To protect and enhance the water quality of Coachella Valley watersheds, ensuring that our desert communities have access to clean and sustainable water resources.

The Climate Reality Project: Riverside County, CA Chapter
Palm Springs
Mission: To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Sierra Club – Tahquitz Group
Palm Springs
951-684-6203
Mission: Issues We Are Working On: Large-scale, sprawl-inducing development; Loss of critical habitat; Protection of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.

Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon
Palos Verdes
310-833-3095
Mission: We seek and implement ways to preserve indigenous flora and fauna, especially that of our local area, and provide educational services to the region’s communities with respect to birds, wildlife, ecology and conservation.

Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy
Pasadena
626-796-0782
Mission: Preserves land and restores habitat in and around the San Gabriel and Crescenta Valleys

Pasadena Audubon Society
Pasadena
626-355-9412
Mission: To bring the excitement of birds to our community through birding, education and the conservation of bird habitats.

Sierra Club – Pasadena Group
Pasadena
626-793-4727
Mission: Explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth. Our evening programs, held on the first Wednesday of the month (February, March, April, May, September, October and November), feature presentations on current issues affecting our community.

Ballona Wetlands Land Trust
Playa Del Rey
424-543-4550
Mission: To facilitate the creation of the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve into a world-class wildlife refuge and public park

Sierra Club – Palos Verdes-South Bay Group
Rancho Palos Verdes
213-387-4287
Mission: To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth
To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystem and resources
To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment
To use all lawful means to carry out these objectives

Sierra Club – San Fernando Valley Group
Reseda
818-348-8884
Mission: To 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.

Inland Empire Waterkeeper
Riverside
951-530-8823
Mission: To protect and enhance the water quality of the Upper Santa Ana River Watershed through programs of advocacy, education, research, restoration, and enforcement.

Sierra Club – Los Serranos Group
Riverside
951-684-6203
Mission: Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

Sierra Club – San Gorgonio Chapter
Riverside
951-684-6203
Mission: To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the Earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the Earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality ofthe natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

San Bernardino Valley Audubon
San Bernadino
909-936-5087
Mission: To bring people to their natural environment. Focusing on birds and other wildlife, we hope to conserve natural resources in the Southern California’s “Inland Empire,” specifically San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial Counties.

Surfrider Foundation
San Clemente
310-984-6910
Mission: Dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network.

Climate Action Campaign
San Diego
619-419-1222
Mission: Stop the climate crisis.

The Climate Reality Project: San Diego, CA Chapter
San Diego
Mission: To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

San Diego Audubon Society
San Diego
858-273-7800
Mission: To foster the protection and appreciation of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, through education and study, and advocate for a cleaner, healthier environment.

San Diego Coastkeeper
San Diego
619-758-7743
Mission: Protects and restores swimmable, fishable and drinkable waters in San Diego County

Sierra Club – San Diego Chapter
San Diego
858-569-6005
Mission: Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Planet”. Sierra Club San Diego is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the San Diego region

The Climate Reality Project: San Luis Obispo County, CA Chapter
San Luis Obispo
Mission: To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Climate Reality Campus Corps: California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo Chapter
San Luis Obispo
Mission: To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

San Luis Obispo Coastkeeper
San Luis Obispo
805-781-9932
Mission: Uses a science-based approach to advocate public trust resource protection before government agencies; provide environmental analysis and expertise; and offer educational and civic engagement opportunities to the public regarding how to participate in agency decisions and permit compliance issues with a goal of protecting the extraordinary wildlands, wildlife, and waters of the California Central Coast region.

Sierra Club – Santa Lucia Chapter
San Luis Obispo
805-543-8717
Mission: To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

The Climate Reality Project: Santa Barbara, CA Chapter
Santa Barbara
Mission: To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Santa Barbara Audubon Society
Santa Barbara
805-964-1468
Mission: To help conserve and restore the earth’s natural ecosystems and improve its biological diversity, principally in the Santa Barbara area, and to connect people with birds and nature through education, science-based projects and advocacy.

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper
Santa Barbara
805-563-3377
Mission: To protect and restore the Santa Barbara Channel and its watersheds through science-based advocacy, education, field work and enforcement.

Sierra Club – Los Padres Chapter
Santa Barbara
805-617-3106
Mission: Covers Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. We have a great outings program and work on local environmental issues.

Sierra Club – Santa Clarita Group
Santa Clarita
661-259-0433
Mission: To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources;
To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of our natural and human environment; and
To use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Los Angeles Waterkeeper
Santa Monica
310-394-6162
Mission: Safeguards LA’s inland and coastal waters by enforcing laws and empowering communities.

Natural Resources Defense Council in SANTA MONICA 
Santa Monica
310-434-2300
Mission: Works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. We combine the power of more than three million members and online activists with the expertise of some 700 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.

The Climate Reality Project: Ventura County, CA Chapter
Santa Paula
Mission: To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Sierra Club – Tuolumne Group
Sonora
Mission:  Protecting the environment, especially water quality in streams and rivers, not only helps plants and wildlife, but also benefits recreation and tourism.

Center for Natural Lands Management
Temecula
(760) 731-7790
Mission: To conserve native species, their habitat and functioning ecosystems in perpetuity

Conejo Valley Audubon Society
Thousand Oaks
818-991-9967
Mission: To actively promote the enjoyment and conservation of natural habitats, native plants and wildlife with a special emphasis on birds.

Sierra Club – Angeles Chapter, Orange County Group
Tustin
949-285-4621
Mission: The most common work is keeping plant growth from closing off the trail and anyone who is capable of hiking and pruning plants can contribute valuable assistance. Another common problem is erosion that creates difficult or dangerous conditions for hiking. 

The Climate Reality Project: Orange County, CA Chapter
Tustin
Mission: To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

San Fernando Valley Audubon Society
Van Nuys
818-481-5605
Mission: To promote the conservation of natural resources and to preserve and enhance wildlife habitats and biodiversity To increase appreciation of bird life and the natural environment through education, presentations, guided bird walks and other activities To foster opportunities for a diverse population to come together for the protection and celebration of avian life

Climate First: Replacing Oil and Gas (CFROG)
Ventura
805-794-0282
Mission: • Taking on the oil industry • Campaigning for clean air and water • Advocating for the health and safety of our residents

Ventura Audubon Society
Ventura
805-658-2396
Mission: To promote at the local level, by education and action, the protection and restoration of bird populations and wildlife habitat for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biodiversity.

Ventura Coastkeeper
Ventura
805-667-7818
Mission: Wishtoyo protects Chumash Native American culture and the natural resources all people depend upon.

Sierra Club – Mojave Group
Victorville
951-684-6203
Mission: Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the planet.

Whittier Area Audubon Society
Whittier
562-695-0152
Mission: To promote the study of the protection of birds and all other related aspects of the environment, and to that end the Society shall be organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes.

The Climate Reality Project: West Valley, CA Chapter
Woodland Hills
Mission: To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

The Izaak Walton League of America – Orange Chapter
Yorba Linda
714-516-9483
Mission: To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.

Environmental Groups in Northern California

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Environmental Protection Information Center
Arcata
(707) 822-7711
Mission: Advocates for the protection and restoration of Northwest California’s forests, using an integrated, science-based approach, combining public education, citizen advocacy, and strategic litigation.

Friends of the Arcata Marsh
Arcata
707-826-2359
Mission: To stimulate understanding of the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Friends of the Dunes
Arcata
707-444-1397
Mission: Dedicated to conserving the natural diversity of coastal environments in Humboldt County, California, through community-supported education and stewardship programs.

Humboldt Baykeeper
Arcata
707-499-3678
Mission: To safeguard our coastal resources for the health, enjoyment, and economic strength of the Humboldt Bay community through education, scientific research, and enforcement of laws to fight pollution.

Sierra Club – ReNorth Group
Arcata
Mission: Part of the Redwood Chapter, and is made up of Sierra Club members who live in Del Norte, Humboldt, Western Siskiyou and Trinity Counties.

Sierra Club – The Placer Group
Auburn
Mission: To assist with conservation issues and “Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet!”

Altacal Audubon Society
Chico
Mission: Inspire, empower and support sustainability at the individual, community, government and business level through media, hands-on education, permaculture design and ecosystems transformations.

Butte Environmental Council
Chico
(530) 891-6424
Mission: To protect and defend the land, air and water of Butte County and the surrounding region through action, advocacy and education.

CA Urban Streams Alliance – The Stream Team, a Waterkeeper Affiliate
Chico
530-342-6620
Mission: To gather useful environmental information needed to protect the ecological health of the Big Chico Creek watershed, while engaging the local community in effective watershed stewardship.

Sierra Club – Yahi Group
Chico
530 570-3240
Mission: Has interests in both the conservation and enjoyment of wilderness and the natural world. The Group organizes hiking and other outdoor activities and provides a focused response to environmental issues in Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Lassen and Plumas counties.

American River Conservancy
Coloma
530-621-1224
Mission: Serves our communities by ensuring healthy ecosystems within the Upper American and upper Cosumnes River Watersheds through land conservation, stewardship and education.

Climate Reality Campus Corps: University of California, Davis Chapter
Davis
Mission: To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Sierra Club – Yolano Group
Davis
530-758-5173
Mission: To enjoy the many local walking and hiking opportunities, to preserve the environment that makes this area so special, and to encourage others to be a part of these activities.

Yolo Audubon Society
Davis
Mission: To foster an appreciation of birds and other wildlife through educational programs and field trips, bring conservation issues to public awareness, and act to preserve Yolo County bird life and habitat.

Redwood Region Audubon Society
Eureka
707-499-0887
Mission: To a) act to promote a wise, balanced, responsible, and ethical use of natural systems on a local, national, and global scale; and b) protect the biotic and abiotic components of local, national, and global natural systems.

Bear Yuba Land Trust
Grass Valley
(530) 272-5994
Mission: To protect and defend the working and natural lands in the Bear and Yuba River watersheds and empower a healthy, resilient community through nature access and education.

Russian Riverkeeper
Healdsburg
707-433-1958
Mission: To inspire the community to protect the Russian River forever. Our long-term goal is focused on regenerating the health of the Russian River by seeking opportunities to restore some of the over 80% of river and wetland area that has been lost over the last 100 years to channelization, gravel mining, agricultural and urban development.

Sierra Club – Lake Group  
Lake County
707-994-1931
Mission: To preserve our wild heritage, to protect and restore Clear Lake and its watershed, and to promote smart growth, sustainable practices, and environmentally friendly development.

Sierra Club – Mendocino County Group
Mendocino
707-937-0903
Mission: Concerned with keeping the Mendocino County coastine (the longest of any county in California) wild and free in addition to monitoring county wide issues. These include the maintenance and restoration of Coho Salmon populations, protecting wetlands, preserving Old Growth Forests and Pygmy Forests, and ensuring the rural nature of Mendocino County, which provides a quality of life necessary for all creatures.

Mt. Shasta Area Audubon Society
Mt. Shasta
530-926-2093
Mission: To support and advocate a healthy and stable environment for present and future generations. To support and provide leadership in environmental education. To provide a medium through which information and knowledge can be shared which fosters a diverse and healthy ecosystem through meetings, field trips, publications, conferences, and workshops.

Earth Justice Ministries
Nevada City
530-265-5976
Mission: To inspire, support and connect faith to actions that bring hope for the earth, the human family, and the whole community of life and to further the cause of peace, justice, and healing of the earth.

Sierra Club – Sierra Nevada Group
Nevada City
530-477-7502
Mission: Organizes hikes and other outdoor activities; it also provides focused response to environmental issues in the region and is operated entirely by volunteers.

Yuba River Waterkeeper
Nevada City
530-265-5961
Mission: Unites the community to protect and restore the Yuba River. Motivated by our love for this watershed, we advocate powerfully, engage in active stewardship, educate the public, and inspire activism from the Sierra to the sea.

Sierra Club – Maidu Group
Placerville
530-644-7295
Mission: To explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

Plumas Audubon Society
Quincy
530-283-9307
Mission: To promote understanding, appreciation, and protection of the biodiversity of the Feather River Region through education, research, and the restoration and conservation of natural ecosystems.

Sierra Club – Shasta Group
Redding
Mission: To enjoy the many local walking and hiking opportunities, to preserve the environment that makes this area so special, and to encourage others to be a part of these activities.

Wintu Audubon Society
Redding
530-276-8854
Mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.

California Coastkeeper Alliance
Sacramento
916-403-1123
Mission: Unites local Waterkeeper programs to fight for swimmable, fishable and drinkable waters for California communities and ecosystems.

California Native Plant Society
Sacramento
916-447-2677
Mission: To conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants.

California Rangeland Trust
Sacramento
916-444-2096
Mission: P
reserves working landscapes in the state of California. We protect what matters by working with California ranching families to preserve our state’s rangeland, air and water quality, wildlife habitat, and local food supplies.

Californians Against Waste Foundation
Sacramento
(916) 443-5422
Mission: To conserve resources, prevent pollution and protect California’s environment through the development, promotion, and implementation of waste reduction and recycling policies and programs.

The Climate Reality Project: Sacramento, CA Chapter
Sacramento
Mission: To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Friends of the River Foundation
Sacramento
(916) 442-3155
Mission: Protects and restores California Rivers by influencing public policy and inspiring citizen action.

Nature Conservancy of California
Sacramento
415-777-0487
Mission: To conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. To achieve this, we must boldly address the biodiversity and climate crises over the next decade. By maximizing our ability to effect change between now and 2030, we can shape a brighter future for people and our planet.

Planning and Conservation League
Sacramento
916-822-5631
Mission:To protect and restore California’s natural environment, and to promote and defend the health and safety of Californians through legislative and administrative action. The PCL Foundation is the research arm of PCL. Its mission is to engage in cutting-edge public policy research that educates and empowers local communities to participate in decision-making processes that will help protect California’s environment.

Sacramento Audubon Society
Sacramento
916-889-4849
Mission: a) Promote the protection and scientific study of wild birds; b) promote the enjoyment and appreciation of wild birds through community outreach; c) provide, encourage and support environmental educational opportunities; and d) provide proactive leadership in the conservation of open space in the Sacramento region.

Sacramento Climate Coalition
Sacramento
916-384-7476
Mission: A grassroots alliance of Sacramento groups and individuals advancing the broader movement for civil rights, justice and our environment now and in these crucial years ahead. When the climate changes, everyone everywhere is affected‒ the disadvantaged and poor most of all.

Sierra Club – Mother Lode Chapter
Sacramento
916-557-1100 ext. 1080
Mission: The Mother Lode Chapter, with more than 19,000 members, stretches from Stanislaus County and Tuolumne County in the south to the Oregon border in the north, and from the western side of the Central Valley to the California/Nevada border on the east. Due to its large geography, the chapter is split into eleven local Sierra Club groups.

Sierra Club – Sacramento Group
Sacramento
916-557-1100
Mission: To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Klamath Riverkeeper
Somes Bar
530-627-3311
Mission: Restores water quality and fisheries throughout the Klamath watershed, bringing vitality and abundance back to the river and its people.

Peregrine Audubon Society
Ukiah
707-459-2681
Mission: Promoting the conservation of birds, wildlife, and their natural habitats, Peregrine Audubon provides informative and educational public programs and participates actively as an advocate for environmental conservation.

Cache Creek Conservancy
Woodland
(530) 661-1070
Mission: To restore, protect, and enhance the Cache Creek environment and to educate about good watershed stewardship

Environmental Groups in the Bay Area of California

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California Invasive Plant Council
Berkeley
510-843-3902
Mission: To protect California’s environment and economy from invasive plants.

Earth Island Institute
Berkeley
510-859-9100
Mission: To conserve, preserve, and restore the environment.

Golden Gate Audubon Society
Berkeley
510-843-2222
Mission: Engages people to experience the wonder of birds and to translate that wonder into actions that protect native bird populations and their habitats.

Plastic Pollution Coalition
Berkeley
(323) 936 3010
Mission: Committed to stopping plastic pollution.

Sierra Club – Marin Group
Berkeley
Mission: Promoting the preservation, restoration, and enjoyment of Marin’s environment.

Sierra Club – Northern Alameda County Group
Berkeley
510-848-0800
Mission:  Considers urban environmental issues in the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville, Alameda, Piedmont, and San Leandro. These issues can include environmental justice, air quality, the tree canopy, public trust lands, creeks, the San Francisco Bay and water, pollution and toxics, parks and open space, bird and wildlife habitat, green buildings and infrastructure, zero waste, plastics, clean and renewable energy, electrification, affordable housing, green and public transit, and natural-resource protection.

Sierra Club – San Francisco Bay Chapter
Berkeley
510-848-0800
Mission: To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources;
To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Sierra Club – West Contra Costa County Group
Berkeley
415-265-4610
Mission: We work on topics such as: Refinery safety and emissions, Land use — protection of open space and ecosystems on the hillsides and the Bayshore. A major focus in the past few years has been on Richmond’s northern and southeastern shorelines.

Coastwalk
Camp Meeker
707-829-6689
Mission: To ensure the right of all people to reach and responsibly enjoy the California coast.

Monterey Audubon Society
Carmel
Mission: Dedicated to conserving and celebrating the birds and wildlife of the greater Monterey Bay region. Our chapter includes 1000 members throughout Monterey and parts of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. We currently engage in an array of educational, citizen-science, and advocacy initiatives geared toward protecting the region’s birds and their biological diversity.

Monterey Peninsula Audubon Society
Carmel
(831) 372-4608
Mission: The Monterey Audubon Society is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to conserving and celebrating the birds and wildlife of the greater Monterey Bay region. Our chapter includes 1000 members throughout Monterey and parts of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. We currently engage in an array of educational, citizen-science, and advocacy initiatives geared toward protecting the region’s birds and its biological diversity.

Sierra Club – Ventana Chapter
Carmel
Mission: To explore, enjoy and preserve our Country’s scenic resources.

Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society
Cupertino
408-252-3747
Mission: Promote scientifically sound conservation strategies for the protection of native ecosystems and demonstrate the value of conservation to the community. Educate our diverse community about the benefits of preserving and enjoying nature, focusing on youth education programs, public outreach, and field trips. Support research into maintaining, restoring, and understanding native ecosystems, particularly those of birds.

Sierra Club – Delta Group
Discovery Bay
714-504-0838
Mission: Offers regular outdoor activities, and our members work on many conservation issues, including:
Urban growth and land-use planning, transportation, toxics and solid waste, air and water quality.

Sierra Club – Solano Group
Fairfield
707-434-1313
Mission: Educates people on how to conserve the earth’s ecosystems and resources to prevent wastefulness or destruction; lobbies for more legislation to preserve the environment; organizes conservation programs and hiking trips in many countries; and publishes books, calendars, and Sierra, a bimonthly magazine.

Mendocino Coast Audubon Society
Fort Bragg
707-734-3470
Mission: To help people appreciate and enjoy native birds, and to conserve and restore local ecosystems for the benefit of native birds and other wildlife.

Sierra Foothills Audubon Society
Grass Valley
530-272-6504
Mission: To educate ourselves and others to the variety and beauty of our natural environment and protect our wildlife and natural places.

Ohlone Audubon Society
Hayward
510-538-3550
Mission: To celebrate and protect birds and their habitats in Southern and Eastern Alameda County

Sierra Club – Southern Alameda County Group
Hayward
510-889-5816
Mission: Weighs and takes positions on environmental issues facing our communities, including development proposals, water resources, agriculture, preservation of open space, land use, trails, air quality, creeks, conservation, and political endorsements.

Russian Riverkeeper
Healdsburg
(707) 433-1958
Mission: To Inspire the Community to Protect the Russian River Forever.

Sempervirens Fund
Los Altos
650-949-1453
Mission: Sempervirens Fund’s mission is to protect and permanently preserve redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forests, wildlife habitats, watersheds, and other important natural and scenic features of California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, and to encourage public appreciation and enjoyment of this environment.

John Muir Land Trust
Martinez
(925) 228-5460
Mission: John Muir Land Trust protects and cares for open space, ranches, farms, parkland, and shoreline in the East Bay.

Marin Audubon Society
Mill Valley
415-924-6057
Mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the Earth’s biological diversity.

Big Sur Land Trust
Monterey
(831) 625-5523
Mission: To inspire love of land across generations, conservation of our unique Monterey County landscapes, and access to outdoor experiences for all.

Monterey Coastkeeper
Monterey
831-663-9460
Mission: Protects our watersheds and coastal oceans for the benefit of California sea otters and humans through science-based policy and advocacy.

Climate Reality Campus Corps: Saint Mary’s College of California Chapter
Moraga
Mission: To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Napa-Solano Audubon Society
Napa
707-207-0380
Mission: To share the fun of birding, promote conservation and scientific understanding of wild birds and their habitats, and offer engaging, science-based education emphasizing the communities of Napa and Solano counties.

Sierra Club – Napa Group
Napa
415-977-5528
Mission: Exploring and protecting the environment of Napa County, California. Napa Sierra Club supports slow growth within local cities and works for the protection of wildlife habitats, agricultural lands, and watersheds while accommodating affordable housing and transportation for the local work force. We participate in many regular community events such as Earth Day and county-wide trail maintenance.

Butters Canyon Conservancy
Oakland
510 318-6348
Mission: Conserves wild landscapes in Butters Canyon, along Peralta Creek and promotes environmental awareness throughout the watershed to preserve vital habitat for all Bay Area residents to enjoy.

California League of Conservation Voters
Oakland
510-271-0900
Mission: To protect and enhance the environment and the health of all California communities by electing environmental champions, advancing critical priorities, and holding policymakers accountable.

California Wilderness Coalition
Oakland
510-451-1450
Mission: Protects and restores the state’s wildest natural landscapes and watersheds on public lands. These important wild places provide clean air and water, refuges for wildlife, mitigation against the effects of climate change, and outstanding opportunities for recreation and spiritual renewal for people. CalWild is the only statewide organization dedicated solely to protecting and restoring the wild places and native biodiversity of California’s public lands.

Clean Water Action, California!
Oakland
415-369-9160
Mission: 1.2 million members working to empower people to take action to protect America’s waters, build healthy communities and to make democracy work for all of us.

Clean Water Fund of California
Oakland
415-369-9160
Mission: To develop strong grassroots environmental leadership and to bring together diverse constituencies to work cooperatively for changes that improve their lives, focused on health, consumer, environmental and community problems.

San Francisco Baykeeper
Oakland
510-735-9700
Mission:  Works to reverse the environmental degradation of the past and promote new strategies and policies to protect the water quality of the San Francisco Bay.

Sierra Club Foundation
Oakland
(415) 995-1780
Mission: Solve the climate crisis primarily through a successful transition to a resource-efficient, clean energy economy that better serves people and nature

Sierra Club – New Hampshire Chapter
Oakland
415-977-5500
Mission: To enjoy, explore and protect the earth.

Bodega Land Trust
Occidental
707-874-9001
Mission: Bodega Land Trust is dedicated to preserving and restoring land and its communities. We promote the appreciation of human interaction with plants, animals, and other species by encouraging wise and caring land-use practices.

Pacifica Land Trust
Pacifica
(650) 359-3275
Mission: The purpose of the Pacifica Land Trust is to preserve, protect and enhance the natural, scenic, recreational, cultural, historic, and open space environment including waterways and wildlife corridors of Pacifica and the surrounding community for present and future generations.

Peninsula Open Space Trust
Palo Alto
(650) 854-7696
Mission: POST protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all.

Sierra Club – Guadalupe Regional Group
Palo Alto
650-390-8411
Mission: Explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.

Sierra Club – Loma Prieta Chapter
Palo Alto
650-390-8411
Mission: To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment, and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Sierra Club – Peninsula Regional Group
Palo Alto
Mission: To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment, and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Pasadena Audubon Society
Pasadena
626 355 9412
Mission: To bring the excitement of birds to our community through birding, education, and the conservation of bird habitats.

Sierra Club – Tri-Valley Group
Pleasanton
510-926-0010
Mission: Works to protect the Urban Growth Boundary and lobbies for open space.

Marin Agricultural Land Trust
Point Reyes Station
(415) 663-1158
Mission: MALT’s mission is to permanently protect Marin’s agricultural land for agricultural use.

Tamalpais Conservation Club
Ross
(707) 769-5665 x227
Mission: To conserve things animate and inanimate in Marin County, particularly the scenic beauties and fauna of Mt. Tamalpais and its slopes and spurs.

Sierra Club – San Carlos & Belmont Group
San Carlos & Belmont
650-508-8755
Mission: To enjoy the many local walking and hiking opportunities, to preserve the environment that makes this area so special, and to encourage others to be a part of these activities.

Azul  
San Francisco
310-621-2291
Mission: Working to conserve marine resources. We treasure the life-sustaining force of the ocean, as well as the physical and spiritual nourishment it provides us. We are a Gente-powered and led the effort, focused first on celebrating our rich Latino conservation traditions and connecting them to current solutions. Our work is based on authentic engagement, community building, and collaboration.

Bay Area Ridge Trail Council
San Francisco
415-561-2595
Mission: To plan, promote and sustain a connected hiking, cycling, and equestrian trail on the ridgelines around San Francisco Bay—linking people, parks and open space for today and future generations.

Californians for Western Wilderness
San Francisco
415-752-3911
Mission: To secure protection for the remaining wilderness areas and other public lands in the western United States. The organization works to encourage and facilitate direct citizen democracy through participation in administrative and legislative actions, creating a constituency in California for wilderness across the West.

The Climate Reality Project: San Francisco Bay Area, CA Chapter
San Francisco
Mission: To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
San Francisco
(415) 561-3000
Mission: Parks for all forever,

Greenbelt Alliance
San Francisco
415-543-6771
Mission: To educate, advocate, and collaborate to ensure the Bay Area’s lands and communities are resilient to a changing climate.

Natural Resources Defense Council in SAN FRANCISCO 
San Francisco
415-875-6100
Mission: Works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. We combine the power of more than three million members and online activists with the expertise of some 700 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.

The Nature Conservancy in California
San Francisco
415-777-0487
Mission: We have protected 1.5 million acres of landscapes and 3.8 million acres of the seafloor off our coast in California—habitats that are essential to the survival of nature and people.

Yggdrasil Land Foundation
San Francisco
262.806.7978
Mission: Yggdrasil protects land and constructed spaces from the speculative marketplace. Yggdrasil’s stewardship redefines ownership, use, and community within the framework of association and cultural practice.

Santa Cruz Bird Club
Santa Cruz
831-332-3785
Mission: The Santa Cruz Bird Club organizes birdwatching walks in and around the county, and talks on bird-related subjects at the Museum of Natural History.

Ventana Wilderness Alliance
Santa Cruz
(831) 423-3191
Mission: The mission of the VWA is to protect, preserve, and restore the public lands within California’s northern Santa Lucia Mountains and Big Sur coast.

Save-The-Redwoods League
San Francisco
(888) 836-0005
Mission: Save the Redwoods League is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect and restore California redwoods and connect people to the peace and beauty of redwood forests.

Sierra Club – San Francisco Group
San Francisco
415-977-5578
Mission: San Francisco conservation priorities include:
Preservation of city parkland; Preservation and construction of affordable housing; Citywide expansion of CleanPowerSF; Reduction and clean-up of toxics; Maintaining and improving mass transit; Acquisition and protection of open space; Recycling and resource conservation; Sustainable job development; Wetlands restoration and protection; Water conservation, treatment, and planning; Clean air policies as they relate to pollution and global warming.

Marin Conservation League
San Rafael
(415) 485-6257
Mission: To preserve, protect, and enhance the natural assets of Marin County for the public. MCL remains vigilant, ensuring that Marin’s natural assets and resources are protected through prudent action, including acquisition, advocacy, and conservation.

The Climate Reality Project: Santa Clara County, CA Chapter
Santa Clara
Mission: To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Ocean Conservancy
Santa Cruz
831-440-7973
Mission: Working with you to protect our ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

Sierra Club – Santa Cruz County Group
Santa Cruz
831-612-6575
Mission: To explore, enjoy and protect the planet. To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment, and to use all lawful means to carry out those objectives.

Landpaths
Santa Rosa
707.544.7284
Mission: Our mission is to foster a love of the land in Sonoma County. Our passion is to create exceptional outdoor experiences for people as a way to increase their understanding, appreciation, and desire to steward nature.

Land Trust of Santa Cruz County
Santa Rosa
(831) 429-6116
Mission: The mission of the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County is to protect, care for, and connect people to the extraordinary lands that make this area special.

Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
Mission: We are a 501(c)3 non-profit with the mission to restore and conserve the Laguna de Santa Rosa, and to inspire public appreciation of this Wetland of International Importance.

Madrone Audubon Society
Santa Rosa
707-241-5548
Mission:  Promotes public education, enjoyment, study and protection of the natural world, especially birds. We also recognize our responsibility to influence decisions affecting all wildlife and natural resources. Our interests are worldwide: our focus is on the local community, the State of California, the West Coast, and the high-priority campaigns of the National Audubon Society.

Sierra Club – Redwood Chapter
Santa Rosa
707-544-7651
Mission: The Redwood Chapter of the Sierra Club is a geographically vast region composed of six local groups and encompassing all or part of nine counties in Northwest California.

Sierra Club – Sonoma Group
Santa Rosa
707-544-­7651
Mission: To protect Sonoma County’s most valued public interests: our air, water, and habitats. We also take folks outdoors to appreciate what we have.We’re here to protect Sonoma County’s most valued of public interests: our air, our water, and our habitats.

Our City Forest
San Jose
(408)-998-7337
Mission: To cultivate a green and healthy Silicon Valley by engaging community members in the appreciation, protection, growth and maintenance of our urban ecosystem, especially our urban forest.

Golden State Land Conservancy
Sebastopol
(707) 695-7460
Mission: To promote and secure real, tangible land conservation outcomes in California by developing positive relationships with a property’s stakeholders.

Solano Land Trust
Suisun City
(707) 432-0150
Mission: The Mission of Solano Land Trust is to protect land to ensure a healthy environment, keep ranching and farming families on their properties, and inspire a love of the land.

Sonoma County Conservation Action
Santa Rosa
(707) 571 8566
Mission: Sonoma County Conservation Action’s mission is to better our quality of life in Sonoma County for all generations, through educating and directly engaging the public on local environmental issues and policies using grassroots.

Sonoma Land Trust
Santa Rosa
(707) 526-6930
Mission: To achieve our mission of protecting the land of Sonoma County forever, we need a broad array of voices representing our community — a rich diversity of talent, ethnicities, backgrounds and beliefs — embodied in our board, staff, interns, volunteers, partners and program participants.

Mt. Diablo Audubon Society
Walnut Creek
Mission: Committed to the sustainable balance of our community’s people, birds, other wildlife, and habitat through conservation, education, and advocacy.

Save Mount Diablo
Walnut Creek
(925) 947-3535
Mission: Our mission is to forever preserve the remaining natural lands on and around Mount Diablo, and to connect Mount Diablo to the rest of the Diablo Range.

Sierra Club – Mount Diablo Group
Walnut Creek
925-216-1929
Mission: Studies and speaks out on the environmental concerns of the county. We invite interested residents to participate.

Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Watsonville
831-728-5939
Mission: To conserve and restore Elkhorn Slough and its watershed.

Sequoia Audubon Society
Woodside
650-529-1454
Mission: Sustaining habitat, protecting birdlife locally, encouraging appreciation of birds, and assisting in educating the next generation of bird-lovers.

Environmental Groups in the Central Valley of California

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Amigos de los Rios
Altadena
(626) 791-1611
Mission: Working to create The Emerald Necklace Regional Park Network encompassing the San Gabriel Forest to the Pacific Ocean to Catalina Island.

Kern Audubon Society
Bakersfield
661-805-1420
Mission: Continually plans a number of exciting, fun, and educational projects for the community.

Sierra Club – Kern-Kaweah Chapter
Bakersfield
661-496-6585
Mission: To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth. To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment, and to use all lawful means to carry out those objectives.

Claremont Wildlands Conservancy
Claremont
(909) 621-9150
Mission: Preserving our hillsides.

Ponoma Valley Audubon Society
Claremont
(909) 625-5510
Mission: To promote the protection, appreciation, and enjoyment of birds and other wildlife through recreation, education, and conservation

Redbud Audubon Society
Clearlake
707-263-8030
Mission: Focused on the conservation of grebes at Clear Lake, which supports one of the largest breeding populations of grebes in California.

Fresno Audubon Society
Fresno
559-715-2473
Mission: To engage local communities in building a sustainable environment for people, birds, and other wildlife through education, science, and advocacy.

San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust
Fresno
(559) 248-8480
Mission: The San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust’s mission is to preserve and restore San Joaquin River lands of ecological, scenic or historic significance, to educate the public on the need for stewardship, to research issues affecting the river, and to promote educational, recreational and agricultural uses of the river bottom consistent with the protection of the river’s resources.

Sierra Club – Tehipite Chapter
Fresno
559-229-4031
Mission: To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources;
To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environments.

San Gabriel Mountains Regional Conservancy
Glendora
(626) 335-1771
Mission: To prepare the draft Watershed Management Plan for the Upper San Gabriel River Watershed.

Tri-Valley Conservancy
Livermore
9254498706
Mission: Our mission is to promote economically sustainable vineyards and orchards, and increase permanently protected, biologically diverse open spaces. We all need land so we have food to eat, parks to visit, fresh air and clean water. You can help protect more land for you, wildlife & future generations to enjoy!

Sierra Club – Merced Group
Merced
209-723-4747
Mission: We are active in local environmental issues to preserve open space, promote effective land use and transportation planning, protect mountain wilderness and valley wetlands, and restore free-flowing rivers. We oppose fracking and the construction of more hydroelectric dams, preferring water conservation, groundwater recharge, and the development of renewable energy resources.

Sierra Club – The Yokuts Group
Modesto
209-300-4253
Mission: To enjoy the many local walking and hiking opportunities, to preserve the environment that makes this area so special, and to encourage others to be a part of these activities.

Stanislaus Audubon Society
Modesto
Mission: Promotes the enjoyment, understanding, and protection of birds and other wildlife by engaging people of all ages in birding, education, and conservation.

Sierra Club – Condor Group / Kern Kaweah Chapter
Mount Pinos
661-242-8529
Mission: Hosts guest speakers on a wide variety of topics every month between March and October. The Group also regularly sponsors outings throughout the region.

Wildlands Conservancy
Oak Glen
(909) 797-8507
Mission: To preserve the beauty and biodiversity of the earth and to provide programs so that children may know the wonder and joy of nature.

Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy
Pasadena
(626)796-0782
Mission: Connecting people and land in the San Gabriel and Crescenta Valleys.

California Native Plant Society – San Gabriel Mountains Chapter
Pasadena
Mission: Working hard to protect California’s native plant heritage and preserve it for future generations.

Pasadena Audubon Society
Pasadena
(626) 355-9412
Mission: A safe park for every LA child.

Antelope Valley Conservancy
Quartz Hill
(661) 943-9000
Mission: Local land trust conservancy that obtains and stewards lands important to the community for the quality of life, scenic beauty, plant and animal habitat, connectivity for biodiversity, and watershed function.

Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee
Ridgecrest
442-297-4258
Mission: Dedicated to the recovery and conservation of the Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and other rare and endangered species inhabiting the Mojave and western Sonoran deserts.

Kerncrest Audubon Society
Ridgecrest
760-446-2001
Mission: The Kerncrest Audubon Society is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to helping people learn about local wildlife, especially birds.

San Bernandino Valley Audubon Society
San Bernardino
Mission: The San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society offers educational programs and outings for lovers of birds and nature in general.

San Joaquin Audubon Society
Stockton
209-269-1414
Mission: To promote the understanding, conservation, and enjoyment of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats through observation, outreach, science, and education.

Sierra Club – Committee for a Sustainable World Population
Stockton
916-524-9763
Mission: To promote a sustainable world population. Our goal is to increase awareness of the environmental impacts of population growth and over-consumption of natural resources and to help improve access to family planning, reproductive health, and sex and environmental education services.

Sierra Club – Delta – Sierra Group
Stockton
Mission: Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet.” Whether you are a member or not, please practice the motto.

Sequoia Riverlands Trust
Visalia
(559) 738-0211
Mission: We inspire love and lasting protection for important lands.

Sierra Club – Mineral King Group
Visalia
559-739-8527
Mission: Carries on a variety of conservation and outdoor activities, working on city, county, and regional conservation issues, and enjoying and working for the protection of the nearby Sequoia National Park and Sequoia National Forest.

Tulare County Audubon Society
Visalia
Mission: To conserve, protect and to educate the public about the outdoors. We emphasize education and the conservation of birds, and encourage the protection of all our natural resources and the environment.

Environmental Groups in the Sierra Region of California

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Eastern Sierra Audubon Society
Bishop
760-933-2318
Mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.

Eastern Sierra Land Trust
Bishop
760-873-4554
Mission: Works with willing landowners to protect vital lands in the Eastern Sierra region for their scenic, agricultural, natural, recreational, historical, and watershed values.

Sierra Club – Buena Vista Group
Kern-Kaweah
661-872-2432
Mission: Committed to providing quality education on issues affecting our environment, outings, and conservation within the service area.

Sierra Club – Range of Light Group
Mammoth Lakes
760-924-5639
Mission: We engage both our members and a wide array of local stakeholders in our work to safeguard our region’s diverse landscapes and outdoor opportunities.

Yosemite Area Audubon Society
Mariposa
Mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. We are dedicated to the preservation of natural habitats and native species, and to educating and inspiring others to help protect those resource values.

Kerncrest Audubon Society
Ridgecrest
360-348-1609
Mission: Dedicated to helping people learn about local wildlife, especially birds, and our natural surroundings.

Sierra Club – Owens Peak Group
Ridgecrest
760-375-7967
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.

Central Sierra Audubon Society
Sonora
(209)962-7598
Mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the Earth’s biodiversity.

Sierra Club – Tahoe Area
South Lake Tahoe
530-320-1795
Mission: Protect and Restore Lake Tahoe and assure ongoing protection of all the natural resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin. 

Environmental Groups in United States

1% for the Planet...A global network of businesses, nonprofits and individuals working together for a healthy planet. More than $175 Million dollars given back to the environment.

314 Action- 314 Action was founded by members of the STEM community, grassroots supporters and political activists who believe in science.  We are committed to electing more STEM candidates to office, advocating for evidence-based policy solutions to issues like climate change, and fighting the Trump administration's attacks on science.

350.org- 350 is building a future that's just, prosperous, equitable and safe from the effects of climate change.

Association of Environmental Professionals...to be the interdisciplinary organization dedicated to developing the highest standards of ethics and proficiency in the environmental professions.

American Bird Conservancy...to conserve native birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. Our commitment to bird conservation remains absolute, even while some other groups shift their mission to prioritize people over wildlife. We believe unequivocally that conserving birds and their habitats benefits all other species — including people.

American Farmland Trust...to save the land that sustains us by protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land.

Audubon ...to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

Center for Biological Diversity...At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

Citizens Climate Lobby...Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Clean Water Action...To protect our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life. Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions, and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and to solve environmental and community problems.

Conservation International...Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.

Conservation Land Foundation..to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands through education, advocacy and partnerships.

Earth Hero...Our nonprofit volunteer team is focused on providing tools and ideas that empower all who want to reduce emissions and care for our shared planet.

Earth Island Institute...Earth Island Institute has been a hub for grassroots campaigns dedicated to conserving, preserving, and restoring the ecosystems on which our civilization depends.

Earth Justice...Earthjustice was created by a small group of attorneys with a passionate belief that the power of the law could be used to preserve the environment.

Earth Watch Institute...To engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.

Earthworks... Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean air, water and land, healthy communities, and corporate accountability. We work for solutions that protect both the Earth’s resources and our communities.

Elders Climate Action ...to mobilize elders throughout the United States to address climate change while there is still time to protect the well-being of our grandchildren and future generations. We are dedicated to using the power of our caring, our wisdom and our numbers to push for strong policies that will reduce greenhouse gases in our atmosphere to a level consistent with life thriving on our planet.

Environment America...Through Environment America, you protect the places we love and promote core environmental values, such as clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and clean energy to power our lives.

Environmental Defense Fund...to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.

Environmental Working Group...to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.

Forest Stewardship Council...to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests.

Friends of the Earth...fights to protect our environment and create a healthy and just world.

Great Old Broads for Wilderness ... is a national grassroots organization, led by women, that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands.

Green America... to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

Green Latinos...a national non-profit organization that convenes a broad coalition of Latino leaders committed to addressing national, regional and local environmental, natural resources and conservation issues that significantly affect the health and welfare of the Latino community in the United States.

Greenpeace ...Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Greenpeace Fund... campaign on a variety of issues, centering on the following: Stop climate change, Defend our oceans, Protect ancient forest, Say no to genetic engineering, Eliminate toxic chemicals, End the nuclear age, Encourage sustainable trade and agriculture, Demand peace and disarmament.

Interfaith Power & Light - Interfaith Power & Light inspires and mobilizes people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change.

International Rivers...protects rivers and defends the rights of communities that depend on them. We work to stop destructive dams and promote water and energy solutions for a just and sustainable world.

Izaak Walton League...To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.

Land Trust Alliance...To save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America.

League of Conservation Voters...works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, as part of the Conservation Voter Movement along our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.

National Geographic Society...The National Geographic Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization that pushes the boundaries of exploration to further our understanding of our planet and empower us all to generate solutions for a more sustainable future.

National Parks Conservation Association... protecting and enhancing America's National Park System for present and future generations.

National Wildlife Federation ...We believe America’s experience with cherished landscapes and wildlife has helped define and shape our national character and identity for generations. Protecting these natural resources is a cause that has long united Americans from all walks of life and political stripes. To hunters, anglers, hikers, birders, wildlife watchers, boaters, climbers, campers, cyclists, gardeners, farmers, forest stewards, and other outdoor enthusiasts, this conservation ethic represents a sacred duty and obligation to protect and build upon our conservation heritage for the sake of wildlife, ourselves, our neighbors, and—most of all—for future generations.

Natural Resource Defense Council...NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Ocean Conservancy... Ocean Conservancy is working with you to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges.
Together, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

Polar Bears International...to conserve polar bears and the sea ice they depend on. Through media, science, and advocacy, we work to inspire people to care about the Arctic, the threats to its future, and the connection between this remote region and our global climate.

Rainforest Action Network... preserves forests, protects the climate and upholds human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through frontline partnerships and strategic campaigns.

Rocky Mountain Institute... (RMI)’s mission is to transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.

Stand.Earth...believes that protecting our planet is everyone’s business. Because of our work, environmentally responsible businesses and governments will thrive. Natural systems will be protected, and the people and wildlife that depend on them will prosper. Markets will be more transparent and ethical.

The Climate Reality Project...To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

The Nature Conservancy...to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

UN Environment Programme...to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

Waterkeeper Alliance...strengthens and grows a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone’s right to clean water.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development...to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world by making more sustainable businesses more successful.

World Watch Institute...Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing.

World Wildlife Fund...to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.