Welcome to the Sierra Club Cross
Timbers Group Web Site.
The Cross Timbers membership area covers North Texas from just north
of Dallas/Fort Worth to the Red River. The group name refers to
the entangled scrubby oak woodlands which once covered portions of Oklahoma
and North Texas. The difficulty of crossing these timbers presented a very real barrier to
early travelers, whether by traveling horseback, wagon, or foot and so
they coined the term cross timbers for the area. Few large
stands of these
woodlands remain in North Texas, but some examples still exist such as
those near the shores of Lake Texhoma.
Sierra Club Mission Statement
To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems
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 Sierra Club mission of preservation and enjoyment of the natural
environment reverberates throughout all its chapters and local
groups. The enduring strength and prestige of the Sierra Club
stems not only from the programs and work of the national organization,
but also from the dedicated efforts of its local groups. The grass
roots of the organization are made strong by the diverse interests and
special concerns of local groups and individual