Latest actions, outings and events

It’s trapping season — beware

It's trapping season -- beware

Please listen to this radio report on protecting your dog and yourself from traps on public lands where you may be hiking or walking. Our Wildlife chair, Mary Katherine Ray, whose own dog just got caught in a trap, is quoted. Please take the time to follow the link in the article and learn how to free your pet from a trap. Mary Katherine did it in about 30 seconds because she knows how ... Read More

Trump and Zinke propose gutting pollution safeguard

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On February 12, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a proposal to gut a key safeguard that would limit methane pollution from oil and gas drilling operations. The proposal effectively eliminates a standard put forth by the Obama administration requiring oil and gas companies operating on public lands to limit methane pollution ... Read More

Winter 2018 Excursiones

Winter 2018 Excursiones

Excursiones a la Naturaleza de Nuevo Mexico is the Rio Grande Chapter's Spanish language outings program. Join us for several outings in the bosque and petroglyphs this winter ... Read More

Looking back at 55 years of the Rio Grande Chapter

Looking back at 55 years of the Rio Grande Chapter

2018 is our 55th anniversary. Throughout the year, in the Sierran and on our website, we'll be looking back at some of the events, issues, victories and struggles that shaped New Mexico and El Paso ... Read More

Rio Grande Chapter Year in Review

Rio Grande Chapter Year in Review

2017 had challenges – with losses and successes. Take a stroll through our most significant events ... Read More

Winter 2018 Outings

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Rio Grande Chapter outings for January-March 2018. Trips are normally free (pay when carpooling) and open to non-members, although we do like it if you join the Club to increase our local and national clout ... Read More

Sandoval County Oil & Gas Ordinance

Sandoval County Oil & Gas Ordinance

Sandoval County is amending its comprehensive zoning ordinance to address oil and gas extraction. The Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club is following this issue carefully ... Read More

Rio Grande Chapter

The Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club is a volunteer-led organization representing  8,000 members in New Mexico and West Texas. Our mission to is to explore, enjoy and protect the planet, and we prioritize action on protecting our climate, clean air, clean water, and conservation of wildlife and public lands in New Mexico and West Texas.


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