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

Meet our Staff – Luis Guerrero

Meet our Staff – Luis Guerrero
Luis Guerrero is our new Legislative and Political Organizer with the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter ... Read More

What can Biden do? 

What can Biden do? 
If there’s any good news about the Trump administration, it must be that they were massively incompetent in pursuing the dismantlement of environmental regulation. Environmental lawyers have stopped many of these efforts, or held them up in courts, so that ... Read More

New Executive Committee members

New Executive Committee members
The 2021 incoming ExCom members include many familiar and new faces, bringing a wealth of experience and commitment to organizing to protect our climate, land, wildlife, water and people.  ... Read More

What do you love?

What do you love?
This is a season for celebrating all that we cherish. So, let’s cherish it a little more with a gift to the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club’s work to protect all those things. When you give $25 or ... Read More