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 camilla.feibelman@sierraclub.org or 505-­715­-8388.

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

 

News from around the chapter

55th anniversary: Lifetime member Bette Korber

55th anniversary: Lifetime member Bette Korber
Throughout our 55th anniversary, the Rio Grande Chapter is featuring past campaigns and lifetime chapter members. Read our note from lifetime member Bette Korber ... Read More

Inspiring Connections Outdoors Needs You!

Inspiring Connections Outdoors Needs You!
Sierra Club Inspiring Connections Outdoors is a community outreach program that provides opportunities for urban youth (and also adults) to explore, enjoy and protect the natural world. ICO is dedicated to providing outdoor opportunities to people that would not otherwise ... Read More

Interview with Susan Martin

Interview with Susan Martin
Here's an interview with Susan Martin, Rio Grande Chapter political chair, with Santa Fe station KTRC and Richard Eeds. (22 minutes). Susan explains how the Sierra Club goes about researching and endorsing candidates ... Read More

Connecting People to Nearby Nature: Albuquerque

Connecting People to Nearby Nature: Albuquerque
The Sierra Club is expanding its work to connect people to nature through a number of local projects. The projects span the country and focus on breaking down barriers that prevent people from experiencing the outdoors. The new partnership projects ... Read More
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