Wildlife Services – Doña Ana County

Wildlife Services – Doña Ana County
On April 23, 2019 the Doña Ana County commission passed a resolution to cease using county funds for lethal predator and rodent control. But two months later, the commission repealed the resolution after pressure. There is still time to stop this backslide ...
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/ Latest News, Wildlife

Support the Preservation of New Mexico!

Support the Preservation of New Mexico!
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, exclusive limited edition prints ...
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August hike with Inspiring Connections Outdoors

August hike with Inspiring Connections Outdoors
The next outing of the New Mexico ICO program will be Saturday, August 24, with Santa Fe Youth Shelter. We plan on hiking the Deer Creek/Grasshopper Canyon Trail. We’re meeting at 8:45 and leaving at 9 a.m., and we should be back no later than 3:30. Those interested should contact Raymond N. Greenwell, at matrng@hofstra.edu ...
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/ Outings

Developments around the NM Healthy Soil Act

Developments around the NM Healthy Soil Act
The NM Department of Agriculture is creating an inclusive process, involving all stakeholders, in the implementation of the 2019 Healthy Soil Program ...
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/ Land, Latest News

Sierra Club statement on PNM abandonment filing

Sierra Club statement on PNM abandonment filing
In response to PNM’s abandonment filing at the Public Regulation Commission on Monday, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter Director Camilla Feibelman released this statement ...
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/ Climate Change, Press Release

New Mexico needs strong methane safeguards

New Mexico needs strong methane safeguards
New Mexico has a methane waste and pollution problem – it’s costing our schools millions in revenue, ruining our air and harming our climate for future generations. Sign our petition to request strong climate-saving methane safeguards in New Mexico.  Methane is a powerful climate-change pollutant responsible for 25 percent of the warming we experience today. It is also the primary component of natural gas and a valuable energy resource. Each year in New Mexico, oil and gas companies waste $275 ...
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Udall leads lawmakers in challenging Trump gutting of methane protections

Udall leads lawmakers in challenging Trump gutting of methane protections
For immediate release: June 20, 2019 Amicus brief makes case that Interior’s rollback violates federal law by authorizing waste of public oil and gas resources, harming the public interest
Every year, an estimated $330 million of natural gas is wasted by the oil and gas industry on public and Tribal lands WASHINGTON – On Thursday morning, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies,  and U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, ...
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/ Climate Change, Press Release

Wilderness First Aid – September 2019

Wilderness First Aid - September 2019
The Rio Grande Chapter in conjunction with Kirtland Air Force Base, Outdoor Recreation has been offered the opportunity to convene a wilderness first aid course especially geared toward our members ...
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/ Latest News, Outings

Summer 2019 Outings

Summer 2019 Outings
Rio Grande Chapter outings for July-October 2019 ...
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/ Events, Outings

Zero Waste Team Goes with the Flow

Zero Waste Team Goes with the Flow
Like most city dwellers, I pay my monthly water bill with scarcely a thought for what happens downstream after each flush of the toilet. When Central Group staffer Cecilia Chávez Beltrán suggested we take a tour of the local wastewater treatment facility, I told her it was beyond the scope of our zero-waste focus. But if she wanted to organize a tour, I’d go along ...
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