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The Planet

Sierra Club

A list of Sierra Club volunteer leaders

The Planet, May 1997, Volume 4, number 4

In September 1994, the Sierra Club Board of Directors established a system of six governance committees to oversee most of the Club's ongoing administrative and conservation work. While each governance committee must keep the Board informed, they make most of the decisions that guide the Club's day-to-day operations. Only the most important of these decisions require Board review and approval.

The Club's national environmental concerns have been organized into three broad areas, each headed by a strategy team. These teams establish committees and task forces that focus on specific areas of the Club's conservation agenda and make ongoing tactical decisions to guide and monitor each campaign.

Biodiversity Committee

Chair: Joanne Lesher, 4208 48th Place NW Washington, DC 20016-2338; (202) 966-7443

Environmental Justice Task Force

Chair: Kristin Dohrer, 715 S. Broadway Ave. Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 344-3809

Lands Management Committee

Chair: Marianne Thaeler, 2015 Huntington Dr. Las Cruces, NM 88011-4931; (505) 522-3421

Marine Wildlife and Habitat Committee

Chair: Vivian Newman, 11194 Douglas Ave. Marriottsville, MD 21104-1622; (410) 442-5639

Wilderness/Parks/Refuges Committee

Chair: (vacant)

Forest Reform Campaign Steering Committee

Chair: Mark Lawler, 4316 Whitman Ave. N Seattle, WA 98103-7325; (206) 632-1550

Protecting Endangered Species/Habitats Campaign Steering Committee

Chair: Laurie Macdonald, 103 Wildwood Lane SE St. Petersburg, FL 33705-3222; (813) 821-9585

Task Forces

  • Alaska (Edgar Wayburn)
  • No Commerical Logging on Federal Lands (Chad Hanson)
  • Keeping Public Lands Public (David Mortensen)
  • Utah Wilderness (Jim Catlin)

Conservation Governance Committee

Chair: Mark Pearson, 560 Clearview Rd., Durango, CO 81301-9211; (970) 259-6181

War on the Environment Agenda Campaign Steering Committee

Chair: Doris Cellarius, 2439 Crestline Blvd. NW Olympia, WA 98502-4325; (360) 943-6875

Sustainable Planet Strategy Team

Chair: Judy Kunofsky, 1728 Allston Way, Berkeley CA 94703, 510-848-2732

Agriculture Committee

Chair: Robert Warrick, RR 2, Box 11, Meadow Grove, NE 68752-9701; (402) 634-2361

Energy Committee

Chair: Nancy Hirsh, 1814 E. Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98112; (206) 324-3355

International Committee

Chair: Edgar Wayburn, 314 30th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94121-1705; (415) 977-5579

Population Committee

Chair: (vacant)

Challenge to Sprawl Campaign Steering Committee

Co-chair: Tim Frank, 1445 Pasqualito Dr., San Marino, CA 91108; (818) 799-6744
Co-chair: Larry Bohlen, 9420 Adelphi Rd. #2, Hyattsville, MD 20783-2019; (301) 445-1548

Sustainable Communities Committee

Chair: Larry Bohlen, 9420 Adelphi Rd., #2, Hyattsville, MD 20783-2019; (301) 445-1548

  • Transportation Subcommittee: John Holtzclaw, (415) 977-5534
  • Sprawl Subcommittee: Tim Frank, (818) 799-6744
  • ISTEA Reauthorization Subcommittee: John Holtzclaw (415) 977-5534; Jim Clarke (301) 340-8994

CAFE/Global Warming Campaign Steering Committee

Chair: Ted Freeman, 1951 Biltmore St. NW Apt. #1 Washington, DC 20009; (202) 797-7043

MDB/Trade Campaign Steering Committee

Chair: Joanne Lesher, 3601 Connecticut Ave. NW Apt. 610, Washington, DC 20008- 2450; (202) 966-7443

International Population Stabilization Campaign Steering Committee

Chair: Ron Weisen, 1141 Muhlenberg Ave. Swarthmore, PA 19081-2119: (610) 328-3936

Environmental Quality Strategy Team

Chair: Ross Vincent, P.O. Box 4375, Pueblo, CO 81003-0375; (719) 561-3117

Air Committee

Chair: Bob Palzer, 1610 NW 118th Ct., Portland, OR 97229-5022; (503) 520-8671

Aquatic Resources Committee

Chair: Margaret Gilleo, 40 Willow Hill Road St. Louis, MO 63124-2072; (314) 991-1305

Community Health Committee

Acting Chair: Michael Gregory, RR 1 Box 25A McNeal, AZ 85617-9730; (602) 432- 5374

Waste Committee

Acting Chair: Mark Woodall, P.O. Box 185 Woodland, GA 31836-0185; (706) 846-2281

Wild Planet Strategy Team

Chair: Laurie Macdonald, 103 Wildwood Lane SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33705-3222; (813) 821-9585

Workplace Environment Committee

Chair: Les Reid, P.O. Box R, Frazier Park, CA 93222-4917; (805) 242-2271

Wetlands and Clean Water Campaign Steering Committee

Chair: Robin Mann, 266 Beechwood Dr., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-1203; (610) 527-4598

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