The Redwood Chapter has a Conservation Committee which implements our conservation policies. For example, the Conservation Committee of the Redwood Chapter has joined the California Wild Heritage Campaign coalition's goal of permanently protecting California's last wildlands and rivers.
Broad Sierra Club conservation policies -- like the Club’s position on biotechnology or geothermal energy can be found here.
Permanent sub-committees of the Redwood Chapter Conservation Committee are:
Energy and Climate Committee
The Redwood Chapter's Energy and Climate Committee meets to discuss and to work to mitigate the impacts of global warming and human-induced climate change on our environment - from the San Francisco Bay to the Oregon border.
Pollution (temperature, sediment, etc) and TMDLs, and insufficient flows in Northern California rivers, and the lack of enforcement of illegal water diversions by the SWRCB, are the Water Committee's main focus.
The Redwood Chapter Wilderness Committee investigates proposals for new state and federal Wilderness designations in our region, organizes lobbying efforts and grassroots support within the Chapter, recruits volunteers for conservation and enhancement projects in existing Wilderness areas, coordinates with the Sierra Club California Wilderness Committee, and keeps our supportive finger on the pulse of wilderness issues in general.
Forest Protection Committee
The Forest Protection Committee works to save forests like Haupt and Jackson State and works on the reforming of the State Board of Forestry, with respect to the harvesting of both public and private forestland. It is also concerned with conversions of forest to other uses.
Private and corporate interests are increasingly targeting coastal redwood forestland in Northern California for clear cutting to make way for extensive
new vineyard and development projects. Once the redwood forests and their ecologies are destroyed, they will be lost forever.
The Redwood Chapter Political Committee provides endorsements and support of local pro-environmental candidates and ballot measures.
Here is information on all of our active committee campaigns.