Upper Cumberland Group of the Sierra Club

Upper Cumberland Group of the Sierra Club


 515 E. Broad St., Suite A, Cookeville, TN 38501

The Upper Cumberland Group is Tennessee’s newest Sierra Club group. Our twelve county area comprises some of the most attractive and unique natural areas in the eastern United States. We are active in:

  • The Appalachia Forest Action Project – a study of the extent and possible causes of apparent decline in tree species within the Mixed Mesophytic Forest
  • Efforts to secure Scott’s Gulf as a public wilderness recreation area
  • TVA’s environmental impact study of water distribution on the Cumberland Plateau

As a Sierra Club member, you can stay informed of local environmental issues and have a stronger voice in helping protect our natural heritage.

Nature Programs
Know how a migratory bird study is conducted? Like to find out about the wealth of caves in our area? Heard of the Tennessee Rivers Assessment Program? Highly respected state and local speakers discuss conservation and nature themes at our informative and fun monthly program meetings. We meet at the Putnam County Library (lower meeting room) on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. You are always welcome to attend.

John Muir, the first President of the Sierra Club, believed that the best way to protect nature is to help people experience it. Our group organizes day hikes, backpacking trips, interpretive walks, cave trips, canoe trips and other outings exploring the many natural features of the Upper Cumberland and surrounding area.

Upper Cumberland Sierra Club Member Benefits

  • Our "Sierra Scene" newsletter
  • The "Tennes-Sierran" chapter newsletter
  • "Sierra" magazine
  • Discounts on Sierra Club calendars, books, and gift catalog items
  • Access to our Worldwide Outings and Service Trips Programs
  • The support of a well respected, half-million strong national grassroots environmental organization

For more information, contact the Chairperson, Peggy Evans, at 432-6680 (maevans@twlakes.net), or the Conservation Chair, John Harwood, at 528-6395 (jharwood@tntech.edu), or better yet, come to a meeting. We look forward to seeing you soon!