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The Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club, founded in 1963, is a volunteer-led organization representing more than 7,000 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:

CLIMATE CHANGE

smokestack-400Climate change is the biggest crisis facing humanity. It impacts almost all other issues that affect our lives, including health, safety and economy. That’s why the Sierra Club and the Rio Grande Chapter have made it our biggest priority. We focus on four key areas in our climate efforts: coal, energy policy, renewable energy, and zero waste. Learn More...Get Involved

WATER

ocean-water-400Water is our lifeblood, and the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter works vigilantly to keep the water we drink safe and clean. From making sure New Mexico’s massive dairies don’t contaminate groundwater with the millions of gallons of waste they produce daily to fighting for better mining rules to keeping the Gila River free­flowing to testing rivers and streams for contaminants, our Water Team stays very busy. Learn More...Get Involved

LAND

mountains-400The Rio Grande Chapter Public Lands Team is involved in numerous aspects of protecting public lands. We’ve celebrated several major victories in just the last few years. Our advocacy efforts focus mostly on federal lands under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management, but it can include state and local jurisdiction land as well. Learn More...Get Involved

WILDLIFE

grey-wolf-400From the smallest beetle to the largest elk, wildlife belongs to everyone. It is regarding carnivores that the Sierra Club finds much that needs to change. New Mexico is allowing large carnivores like bears and cougars to be hunted to the extreme. Mid­size carnivores like bobcats, foxes, badgers and ringtails can be killed without limit in brutal leg­hold traps and snares for no other reason than to profit from their pelts. Coyotes have no protections at all and are used as living targets in thrill­killing contests. And endangered wolves are struggling in our state. Learn More...Get Involved

 

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The Rio Grande Chapter is led by volunteers, and our volunteer corps or citizens is the heart of our effectiveness on so many issues. We have many volunteer opportunities in all areas of our focus. Check out our Volunteer page for more information.

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Would you like to support our campaign to replace San Juan coal plant's pollution with clean energy? Would you like to support our efforts to pass a law banning cruel traps on public lands in New Mexico? To hold the Public Regulation Commission accountable for enforcing New Mexico's Renewable Energy Act? Your donation makes all this happen!

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