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

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

Member focus: Gordon and Martia Glass

Member focus: Gordon and Martia Glass
According to a post by his family on social media, Gordon Glass passed away Jan. 23: “Gordon left his earthly journey this morning and headed out on his next trail. He was grateful for the love and caring from all ... Read More

Protecting sacred places and water of Pecos

Protecting sacred places and water of Pecos
For over 900 miles, the Pecos River stretches from its high-elevation headwaters in the Pecos Wilderness south through Tecolote, Santa Rosa, Roswell, Carlsbad and across the border to Pecos, Texas. It is the life-blood of eastern New Mexico towns, ranches, ... Read More