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

Want to lead hikes for the Rio Grande Sierra Club?

Want to lead hikes for the Rio Grande Sierra Club?
We want you! As a Sierra Club Outings leader, join others in exploring our wild lands and share your love for nature with others. You could be hiking, backpacking, kayaking, bicycling or doing service work — it’s up to you, ... Read More

NM community leaders applaud Oil Conservation Commission for adopting oil and gas enforcement rules

NM community leaders applaud Oil Conservation Commission for adopting oil and gas enforcement rules
Community leaders across New Mexico applauded the Oil Conservation Commission for acting to protect the state’s air and water resources from oil and gas pollution by adopting new enforcement rules under legislation adopted in the 2019 session ... Read More

Great last-minute Christmas gift!

Great last-minute Christmas gift!
Enjoy our southwest natural heritage every day! Hang one of these sublime photos by photographer Jan Bartelstone in your office or home. For a $150 donation to the Rio Grande Chapter, you can choose one of these 6 musuem quality, ... Read More

Thank you, volunteers!

Thank you, volunteers!
Please join us Sunday, December 8 in celebrating a year of work and success for our planet and climate, along with special guests 350.org and Mom's Clean Air Force. This is a potluck event ... Read More