Actions, outings and events

BLM Finalizes Methane Rule Delay

BLM Finalizes Methane Rule Delay

Today, Secretary Zinke finalized his delay of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Methane and Waste Prevention rule until January 2019. The rule was designed to limit the waste of $330 million-dollars worth of methane from oil and gas operations on public and tribal lands each year through leaks, flaring and intentional releases ... Read More
Advocacy training events – December 2017

Advocacy training events – December 2017

Now, more than ever, citizen engagement is important in our government. With another New Mexico legislative session coming in January, it's time to get activated. January's 30-day budget-focused session won't feature as much environmental legislation as longer sessions do, but there will still be good legislation you can support and bad legislation you can prevent. Learn how the legislature works, what elected officials are thinking, the importance of their staff, and how to communicate your message effectively ... Read More
Support your chapter! Exhibition by Santa Fe artist Thais Mather

Support your chapter! Exhibition by Santa Fe artist Thais Mather

Artist Thais Mather will donate a portion of the exhibition proceeds to the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club ... Read More
Changes threaten NM monuments

Changes threaten NM monuments

The leaked report revealed recommendations for shrinking four monuments, showing disregard for more than 2.8 million public comments, 98% of which urged the administration to maintain current and future protections ... Read More
Fall 2017 Outings

Fall 2017 Outings

Sign-up is by contact with leader (phone, or email if shown).  To go you’ll need to sign a waiver that leader will provide.  Dogs only allowed as noted.
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.

Please RSVP the leader unless otherwise stated. Updates on some outings may be available on the Santa Fe Outings Meetup page.

October outings

Sunday, October 1: Borego Trail. Easy/moderate starting on the Borego trail, then off-trail to a Santa Fe Baldy viewpoint, 5 miles, 1,000 feet elevation gain.
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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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Upcoming events

See the calendar for details and more events.