About the Northern New Mexico Group

The Northern New Mexico Group is one of five regional groups within the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club.

We cover all of Northern New Mexico except for the Los Alamos area and work on projects ranging from protection of the Greater Santa Fe watershed, successfully promoting the State Wildlife Action Plan for at risk species, increasing city and county solar funding, educating decision makers about Zero Waste, conducting air monitoring and assessing health impacts from oil drilling in Chaco communities,and  assisting Water Sentinels in testing northern rivers for contaminants.

For outings, please visit our Meetup group page.

Contact Us


Office - 1807 2nd Street #45
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 983-2703

Executive Committee

Chair: John Buchser, (505) 820-0201jbuchser@comcast.net (water issues)
Vice-chair, Secretary:  Shannon Romeling, (575) 758-3874sromeling73@gmail.com
Political chair: Ken Hughes, (505) 474-0550b1family@icloud.com
Chris Calvert, chriscalvert82@gmail.com
Susan Martin, (505) 988-5206smartin316@gmail.com
Norman Norvelle, norvellehome@msn.com 
Carlos Trujillo, carlosftrujillo@gmail.com
Richard 'Mark' Glover, rmglover98@gmail.com
Joe Wells, joe.wells@sbcglobal.net

Other responsibilities

Office: open
Outings: Alan Shapiro, (505­) 424­-9242, nm5s@yahoo.com
Book Distributor: Janet Peacock, (505­) 988­-8929

Header photo by Ron Reiring, available at Flickr

Day Hikes in the Santa Fe Area

Day Hikes in the Santa Fe Area, Eight Edition

We publish the 8th edition of the popular Day Hikes in the Santa Fe Area guidebook. It is available at most Santa Fe book stores and in local REI outlets. The 8th edition is not available through Amazon. If you cannot find a local copy, please leave a message at the office (505) 983-2703.


June 2018
April 2018
January 2018
March 2020

Northern New Mexico News

Pajarito to rejoin Northern Group

Pajarito to rejoin Northern Group
An online poll asked members if they would like to remain a separate Pajarito Group or rejoin the Northern Group. The separation occurred in 1998 to focus on Los Alamos National Laboratory issues and the Valles Caldera. The votes were ... Read More

Northern megafires lead to lessons

Northern megafires lead to lessons
After battling two disastrous Northern New Mexico “escaped prescribed burns” this year, the U.S. Forest Service has recently completed a National Prescribed Fire Program Review. Read the recommendations to prevent future events such as the Hermit's Peak fire ... Read More

Rio Grande Chapter working to protect Caja del Rio. 

Rio Grande Chapter working to protect Caja del Rio. 
The 107,068 acres on this plateau known as Caja del Rio are managed by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. These are sacred lands for the area’s pueblos. Join us in the fight to protect and preserve ... Read More

Become a Citizen Scientist

Free water quality sampling training - Taos; Saturday, May 14, 10am-noon at Fred Baca Park. Sponsored by the Sierra Club, Amigos Bravos and other organizations ... Read More