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The Benchmark is published three times a year — January, May, and September. We use the Benchmark to provide information on upcoming outings and trips and presentatations to help educate our members about our forests, rivers, water supply, and air; and encourage citizens to participate in our organization.

Each issue of the Benchmark is made available through this website. Those receiving the weekly Marys Peak Group email will be notified when the editions are available. You may be added to this list by request to If you want a paper edition, we recommend you print copies locally.

The Sierra Club mission is to "protect and enjoy the wild places of the earth."

Deadlines for material:

January issue - December 1st
May issue - April 1st
September issue - August 1st

Index of Benchmark Articles, 2008 to Present

Trails and Adventures
Activism: Opinions, Insights & Questions
The Natural World
Projects, Reports, News

Past Issues of The Benchmark

Fall 2014
Spring 2014
Winter 2014
Fall 2013
Spring 2013
Winter 2013
Fall 2012
Summer 2012
Winter 2012
Fall 2011
Spring 2011
Winter 2011
Fall 2010
Summer 2010
Winter 2010
Fall 2009
Summer 2009
Winter 2009
Fall 2008
Summer 2008
Winter 2008