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.

Four regional groups make up the chapter:

  • Northern New Mexico Group
  • 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

New Staff Bios

New Staff Bios
We bid farewell to Mona Blaber and Luis Guerrero, and welcome to Caroline Funk and Melissa Bernardin ... Read More

2023 Year in Review

2023 Year in Review
2023 started and ended with Asha, the wandering Mexican gray wolf. In between was the legislative session. disagreements over implementation of the Energy Transition Act, regulating methane pollution, fall elections and clean cars and trucks. Join us for a look ... Read More

Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter’s Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how personal information is collected and used from information you provide on our website, riograndesierraclub.org, and any associated applications, as owned and operated by Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter (“we” or “us”). By using riograndesierraclub.org and ... Read More

Supporting the Rio Grande Chapter, Honoring Carole Evans’ Life

Carole Evans, a passionate activist, passed away in Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 31, 2023 at the age of 78. We are deeply grateful to Carole's family for their commitment to and concern for enjoying and protecting the Bosque.  We ... Read More