About the Pajarito - Los Alamos Group
The Pajarito Group of the Sierra Club was established to protect the Valles Caldera from private developers. In 2015, the caldera was transferred to the National Park Service management, which should better protect the area. We continue to lobby for judicious management of the Valles Caldera National Preserve along with covering environmental issues in Los Alamos County and the Jemez Mountain area, including:
- Reducing single-use shopping bags in Los Alamos
- Retaining open space
- Working towards a sustainable Los Alamos
How you can make a difference
Join the volunteers helping to restore Bandelier trails destroyed in the Cerro Grande Fire and subsequent flooding. The work is appropriate for any age. Contact Kevin Stillman at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the volunteer alerts, or Jody Benson at email@example.com.
Letters to the editor reach thousands of people and are a great way to advocate for issues. Join our Rio Writers listserv or participate in Lunch and Learn workshops on effective letter-writing (by phone or in person). For either, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 505-715-8388.
Chair/secretary: Jody Benson, email@example.com, (505) 662-4782
Howard Barnum, firstname.lastname@example.org
Iris Chung, email@example.com
Michael DiRosa, firstname.lastname@example.org, (505) 663-0648
Nona Girardi, email@example.com
Treasurer: Mark Jones, Jonesmm1@comcast.net, (505) 662-9443
Conservation; Outings, Leadership Training: Michael DiRosa, firstname.lastname@example.org, (505) 663-0648
Global Warming: Charles Keller, email@example.com, (505) 662-7915
Mining: David Torney, firstname.lastname@example.org, (575) 829-3433
Newsletter Editor, Publicity, Sprawl, Transportation, Endangered Species/Wildlife: Jody Benson, email@example.com, (505) 662-4782
Open Spaces, Caldera Issues: Howard Barnum, firstname.lastname@example.org
Water Issues: Barbara Calef, email@example.com, (505) 662-3825
520 Navajo Road, Los Alamos, NM, 87544
Latest Pajarito News
Join us at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center on April 4 for film and discussion about our most precious resource.
Header photo by Mark Kaletka