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sierra club links

These links provide access to Sierra Club National, State and Regional sites.

Sierra Club National Website
This is the site for the national Sierra Club site covering issues of interest for the United States and Canada. This site has a wealth of information about Sierra Club activities on the national level and provides links to local Sierra Club Groups throughout the United States.
Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club
The Lone Star Chapter is the Texas state organization for the Sierra Club. This site provides frequent updates on subjects related to state-wide conservation and legislation initiatives. The site also provides links to other Sierra Club Groups in Texas.

Sierra Club groups in Texas:

Big Bend
Brazos Valley
Central Texas
Coastal Bend
Concho Valley
Cross Timbers
Fort Worth
Golden Triangle
Lower Rio Grande Valley
Palo Duro
Piney Woods
Red River
Two Rivers

special link

Last year, Natalie Caudill, Dallas Morning News photographer and avid nature photographer presented the main program at the Sierra Club General Meeting.  Her presentation was on urban wildlife.  She has now put together a very nice multimedia package on the High Island, Texas area bird sanctuaries that have recovered from Hurricane Rita. It's chock full of Texas bird images and sounds. See it here.

local links

These sites provide information and resources directed at the local Dallas metropolitan area.

Blue Skies Alliance
The Blue Skies Alliance is a coalition of health officials, community groups, religious organizations, and environmental non-profits aligned to create awareness for Dallas/Fort Worth’s growing air quality issues.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit provides a reliable, clean and expanding Light Rail and Bus transportation system. This site provides maps, schedules and fares for the entire system. Riding DART reduces Dallas's ozone problem and makes your commute less stressful.
For the Love of the Lake
Interested in helping keep White Rock Lake beautiful?  For the Love of the Lake is a group composed of volunteers dedicated to the preservation of White Rock Lake Park.  The Dallas Sierra Club has monthly outings scheduled to spruce up the club's adopted shoreline.
Katy Trail in Dallas
Get maps and details about one of Dallas's newest trails running through our city from the West End to SMU.
Weather Radar Image
This weather radar summary extends from the DFW area north into Kansas, west into New Mexico and Colorado, east into Arkansas and southern Missouri. The WFAA Doppler Radar image provides a more detailed look at the immediate north Texas area.

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regional links

These sites provide information and resources directed at a state-wide regional area.

Texas Conservation Alliance
The Texas Conservation Alliance (formerly known as Texas Committee on Natural Resources) is a conservation organization committed to protecting native ecosystems and promoting efficient use of natural resources in Texas. Alliance members contribute thousands of hours of volunteer time annually to influence public policies and activities that impact the environment.
Texas State Parks
You don't have to go far to hit the trail in Texas. With over 120 parks and historical sites, there's sure to be one or two close by. Check out this site to find one that appeals to you.

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national links

These sites provide information and resources directed over a nation-wide area.

American Wilderness Coalition
The American Wilderness Coalition (AWC) seeks to protect America's last remaining wilderness areas and expand our National Wilderness Preservation System by providing additive resources and advocacy assistance to wilderness activists at the local, state, regional or national level.
Defenders of Wildlife
Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. They focus programs on what scientists consider two of the most serious environmental threats to the planet: the accelerating rate of extinction of species and the associated loss of biological diversity, and habitat alteration and destruction.
Enviro Web Link
EnviroLink is a non-profit organization that unites hundreds of organizations and volunteers around the world. EnviroLink is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive, up-to-date environmental resources available.
National Audubon Society
The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Founded in 1905, the National Audubon Society is named for John James Audubon, famed ornithologist, explorer, and wildlife artist. You can find a local chapter from this site.
National Parks Conservation Association
The National Parks Conservation Association is America's only private nonprofit citizen organization dedicated solely to protecting, preserving, and enhancing the U.S. National Park System.
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is a private, nonprofit organization that provides a uniquely valuable service to government employees and contractors charged with safeguarding the nation's natural resources.
The Nature Conservancy
The mission of Nature Conservancy is to preserve plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. The Nature Conservancy operates the largest private system of nature sanctuaries in the world--more than 1,500 preserves in the United States alone. Some are postage-stamp size, others cover thousands of acres. All of them safeguard imperiled species of plants and animals.
The Wilderness Society
The Wilderness Society is a non-profit membership organization devoted to preserving wilderness and wildlife, protecting America's prime forests, parks, rivers, deserts and shorelands, and fostering an American land ethic. This site also has an extensive set of related links to environmental organizations and publications.

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