San Francisco Bay Chapter Sierra Club

Conservation Issues Map

This map illustrates the geographic range of some of the many issues that the Sierra Club in the San Francisco Bay chapter is working on. Click on one of the tree icons to learn more about the location.

If you are passionate about local conservation issues, we urge you to become more involved. Donate to the San Francisco Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club! Volunteer! And if you are not a member of the Sierra Club, join or renew today!

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Today, our eyes are too easily distracted by the metropolitan ring surrounding the Bay, seemingly divided into separate cultural and physical entities. Yet if the wild parts of the Bay Area could be designated as a single national park, it would be the grandest in the nation. Its total land area would fall between those of Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks, and its biodiversity — its wealth of plant, bird, and animal species — would exceed their combined total. Its annual rate of visitation, the traditional lever for prying loose federal funding for parks, would rank at the very top. The existing national park lands of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area — accounting for a mere fraction of the total area of the Bay Area's more than two hundred protected parks and preserves — currently draw twice the number of visitors as do Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite National Parks combined.

— Galen Rowell, Bay Area Wild p.108