Sierra Magazine: Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.
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About Us

Featuring strong reporting, engaging writing, and stunningly beautiful photographs, Sierra magazine is an indispensable guide for people who care deeply about nature. Published bimonthly by the Sierra Club, the magazine reaches more than a million people across North America.(1)

In every issue, you'll visit intriguing wild places and learn how to protect them. You'll discover ways to live a greener, happier life at home and get more involved in your community. You'll meet some of the remarkable people working to ensure that our wild heritage is safe, that polluters clean up their messes, and that our neighborhoods are healthy places to live and raise children. You'll also have the satisfaction of knowing that you are linked to the country's oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental group, the Sierra Club.

Submission Guidelines
If you are interested in submitting editorial or photographic materials to Sierra, please consult our guidelines for submission.

Sierra has received one or more Maggie Awards from the Western Publications Association almost every year since 2000 and has been recognized repeatedly for excellence in design by Folio magazine's Ozzie Awards, among other honors.

  • "Kick Coal, Save Jobs, Right Now": Society of Publication Designers Merit Award for the Best Illustration/Single Spread
  • March/April:
  • March/April issue: Folio magazine's Silver Eddie Award for the best full issue by an association/nonprofit publishing six issues per year
  • "High Art": Maggie Award for Best Series of Editorial Photographs/Consumer
  • "High Art": Maggie Award for Best Single Editorial Photograph/Consumer
  • May/June:
  • "Sound Off": Society of American Travel Writer's Environmental Tourism Award (Bronze)

  • "Make Light": Maggie Award for Best Feature Article/Consumer
  • November/December:
  • "The Cost of Coal": Maggie Award for Best News Story/Consumer
  • 2011
  • "Wilderness Dipolomacy": Print's 2012 Regional Design Annual Award

  • "Look, It's a Cheatercycle": Maggie Award for Best Single Editorial Illustration/Consumer
  • 2010
  • "View from the Vortex": Maggie Award: Best Series of Editorial Photographs/Consumer

  • "King Coal in Court": Maggie Award for Best Single Editorial Illustration/Consumer;
    "Innovate": Maggie Award for Best Regularly Featured Department, Section, or Column/Consumer

    January/February, May/June, July/August:
  • "Smart Energy Solutions": Maggie Award for Best Series of Articles/Consumer

    March/April, May/June, September/October:
  • "Ways & Means": Maggie Award for Best Regularly Featured Department, Section, or Column/Consumer

  • "A Patriotic Pall" Maggie Award for Best Single Editorial Illustration/Consumer

  • "Photography of Hope": Maggie Award for Best Black-and-White or Two-Color Editorial Layout/Trade & Consumer
  • "Photography of Hope": Maggie Award for Best Series of Editorial Photographs/Consumer

  • "A Real Refuge": Canada's Northern Lights Awards First Prize

  • "American Idylls": Maggie Award for Best Public Service Series or Article
  • "Madame Butterfly": American Society of Journalists and Authors Best Profile Award

  • "Wild America": Maggie Award for Best Special Theme Issue

  • "Bull Elk" (Photographer Gary Kramer): Apogee Award for Excellence in Still Photography

  • "Ode to the Bus": Maggie Award for Best Signed Editorial or Essay

  • "Election 2002," Maggie Award for Best Public Service Series or Article

  • "Night Ride": Maggie Award for Best Single Editorial Illustration

  • "Canada's Forgotten Coast" Maggie Award for Best Public Service Series or Article

  • "The Legacy of Lewis & Clark," Maggie Award for Best Public Service Series or Article


Bob Sipchen, Editor in Chief
Steve Hawk, Executive Editor
Tracy Cox, Art Director
Reed McManus, Senior Editor
Paul Rauber, Senior Editor
Della Watson, Web Editor
Jake Abrahamson, Assistant Editor
Mackenzie Mount, Acting Lifestyle Editor
M.P. Klier, Copy Chief
Monica Lee, Acting Associate Art Director
Adina LoBiondo, Senior Photo Editor

Finance and Operations
Gary Reinecke, Associate Communications Director
David Wu, Director of Finance
George Powers, Acting Manager of Production and Operations
Mary Tang, Assistant Finance Manager

Advertising Sales
Ben Warner, National Advertising Director
Shannon Cox, Ad Production & Marketing Coordinator
Daisy LeDuc, East Coast
Don Schulz, Detroit, Automotive category
John Kodin, Northwest, Southwest, Bicycle category
Mary Taylor, West Coast
Dawn Marie, Market Guide Manager

Address Changes
For subscription inquiries and address changes, contact Sierra Club Member Services, P.O. Box 52968, Boulder, CO 80328-2968; send old and new addresses and a Sierra label; phone (415) 977-5653; e-mail address.changes@sierraclub.org.

Retailer Inquiries
Thank you for your interest in Sierra magazine, the national environmental publication of the Sierra Club. Sierra brings readers outstanding nature photography as well as state-of-the-art outdoor recreation and travel editorial.

Sierra is sure to bring customers back into your store to pick up the most current issue. And it will support their interest in purchasing equipment and clothing to enjoy their next outdoor adventure.

To offer Sierra to your customers, contact Source Interlink, a nationwide distributor of quality magazines.

Here are the specifics:

Title: Sierra Cover Price: $3.95 U.S. Discount: 40% off the U.S. cover price. Terms: Statement balance due the 20th of the month. Returns: A return form will be provided for your use. Simply return the full covers for credit within 180 days of the packing-slip date. Shipping: Prepaid to your store. Newsletter: You will receive a free monthly newsletter and order form with the magazine information. Customer Service at Source Interlink: 239-949-4450.

1. 2009 MRI Doublebase; ABC December 31, 2009, Publisher's Statement

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