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

Group Chair, water issues: John Buchser(505) 820-0201jbuchser@comcast.net
Secretary:  Shannon Romeling, (575) 758-3874sromeling73@gmail.com
Conservation:  Teresa Seamster(505) 466-­8964ctc.seamster@gmail.com
Membership: Alice Cox(505­) 780-5122auntiealice@cybermesa.com
Energy: JosephEignerjoseigner@gmail.com
Political chair, chapter delegate: Ken Hughes(505) 474-0550b1family@icloud.com
Susan Martin(505) 988-5206smartin316@gmail.com

Other responsibilities

Office: Jerry Knapczyk,  jknapczyk@yahoo.com
Outings: Alan Shapiro, (505­) 424­-9242, nm5s@yahoo.com
Book Distributor: Janet Peacock(505­) 988­-8929
Book mailings: Gail Bryant, (505) 757­-6654

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, contact Gail Bryant at 505-757-6654.


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Northern New Mexico News

Meet the ExComm – Eric Patterson

Meet the ExComm - Eric Patterson
Meet Rio Grande Chapter ExComm member Eric Patterson, from Taos ... Read More

Earth Day Celebration – Eldorado

Earth Day Celebration - Eldorado
The Sierra Club's Northern Group Climate Change Committee will present an informative and engaging Earth Day program titled "Yes, I can: Make a Difference for Our Planet" from 11:30 AM - 1 PM in the Railroad Building next to the ... Read More

Oil and Gas Podcast

Oil and Gas Podcast
Derrick Toledo interviews Camila Feibelman on oil and gas production and pollution ... Read More

Hundreds of Thousands Speak Out Against Rollback of Methane Protections

Hundreds of Thousands Speak Out Against Rollback of Methane Protections
At EPA’s only public hearing on the proposed methane rule rollback held in Denver last month, the overwhelming majority of speakers testified in favor of existing protections. Opponents of rolling back these commonsense protections had submitted nearly 400,000 comments urging ... Read More