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

“They say memories don’t burn”

"They say memories don't burn"
Anita Gonzales, a Las Vegas resident and Rio Grande Chapter board member, wrote this account for a national Sierra Club email to raise funds for community members impacted by New Mexico’s devastating fires. You can donate to the Las Vegas ... Read More

2021 Year in Review

2021 Year in Review
Revisit some of the key environment- and justice-related events of 2021 ... Read More

Executive Committee candidate statements

Executive Committee candidate statements
Chapter Executive Committee: Mayane Barudin:  Mayane advocates for inclusive renewable energy policy development and implementation. A proud Indigenous woman and a Tribal member of Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico, Mayane hopes to enable economic prosperity and environmental justice for her ... Read More

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