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 the calendar or the Meetup group.

Contact Us

Executive Committee
Chair: Teresa Seamster, (505) 466-­8964, ctc.seamster@gmail.com
Vice chair: Tom Gorman, (505) 438-3932, gormantd@gmail.com
Treasurer: Jim Baker, (505) ­473-0457, bakerjim.sw@gmail.com
Alice Cox (Membership): (505­) 780-5122, auntiealice@cybermesa.com
Sandrine Gaillard (Energy & Solar), sandrine.gaillard@gmail.com or www.GoSolarNowNM.info
Paul Paryski (Water), pparyski@aol.com
Shane Woolbright (Energy & PNM), 405­.323­.2569, director@meso.org
Joseph Eigner, joeigner@gmail.com

Chair: Tom Gorman
Public lands: Tom Gorman; Teresa Seamster
Water: John Buchser, 505.­231.­6645, jbuchser@comcast.net; Paul Paryski
Wildlife: Teresa Seamster
Zero Waste: Joe Eigner, joseigner@gmail.com; Karen Sweeney,  ksweeney99@comcast.net
Energy Team: Shane Woolbright, 505.­474­.2870, director@meso.org; Patricia Cardona; Sandrine Gaillard

Other responsibilities
Chapter Representative: Tom Gorman
Membership: Alice Cox
Volunteers: Open
Office: Jerry Knapczyk,  jknapczyk@yahoo.com
Outings: Alan Shapiro, 505­.424­.9242, nm5s@yahoo.com
Political: Open
Publicity: Open
Book Distributor: Janet Peacock (505­) 988­-8929
Book mailings: Gail Bryant, 505.­757­.6654
Nominating Committee: Open
Youth involvement: Open

Regional Contacts
Las Vegas: Joann Sprenger, 505.­454­.0551, gisprenger@cybermesa.com
Farmington: Art Jaquez, 505.­360­.0176, artjaquez2@gmail.com
Taos: Eric Patterson, 575­.776­.2833 eepatt@gmail.com

Volunteers needed!

Volunteer Coordinators

We can help you find the activity, committee or event you would like to participate in. Call one of us today!

Teresa Seamster: ctc.seamster@gmail.com or  (505) 466-8964
Tom Gorman: gormantd@gmail.com  (505) 438-3932

Zero Waste Committee

Team members work on recycling and waste issues in the Santa Fe area. Contact Joe for help with all zero waste events, composting and recycling.

Joseph Eigner: joeigner@gmail.com

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.


June 2018
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January 2018

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