The Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club 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.

The Rio Grande Chapter was founded in 1963 and originally included New Mexico and all of Texas. In 1965, the Lone Star Chapter was formed. Lone Star encompasses all of Texas except for El Paso, Hudspeth and Culberson counties, which stayed with Rio Grande to this day.

Five regional groups make up the chapter:

  • Northern New Mexico Group
  • Pajarito Group (Los Alamos area)
  • Central New Mexico Group
  • Southern New Mexico Group
  • El Paso Group

Each group has at least one representative on the chapter Executive Committee, which is made up of volunteers elected by members. To see the makeup of the Executive Committee or to contact a chapter leader, please click here.

The Executive Committee meets in person four times yearly to set priorities, vote on political endorsements and make decisions on budget and hiring of staff. The chapter currently employs two full­-time employees and one part-­time employee.

For more information, please contact Chapter Director Camilla Feibelman at or 505-­715­-8388.

Featured photo of sandhill cranes by Justine Belson, USFWS from Pixnio 


News from around the chapter

Meet the ExComm: Kurt Anderson

Meet the ExComm: Kurt Anderson
Meet our southern New Mexico representative ... Read More

New Outdoor Activities Coordinator

New Outdoor Activities Coordinator
Meet our new regional New Outdoor Activities Coordinator, Sergio Avila ... Read More

Chapter leaders elected

Chapter leaders elected
Meet your Rio Grande Chapter leaders ... Read More

Meet the ExComm – John Buchser

Meet the ExComm - John Buchser
John Buchser is the water issues chair for the Chapter, and immediate past chapter chair.  He retired in 2016 as computer system architect for the NM Office of the State Engineer.  John initially got involved in the Club in the ... Read More