Bernard Zaleha

Vice President of the Board, Sierra Club; Defense attorney for Earth First! activists; founder, Wildlands Interstate Legal Defense Fund; Chairman, Sierra Club’s National End Commercial Logging committee; president, the Constitutional Law FoundationBernie Zaleha has been a Sierra Club member since 1977. He was fired from an environmental law firm in 1992 and subsequently founded the Wildlands Interstate Legal Defense Fun. In 1999, Zaleha was featured in the Club’s magazine, The Planet, and the article bragged that “In an early case he defended Earth First! activists sued by a logging-road builder and learned about the movement to end commercial logging on federal lands.” The same article notes that since founding the Wildlands Legal Defense Fund, Zaleha now “makes his living suing the Forest Service.”