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

Opponents to Rally in NM Over Sale of Public Lands for Drilling

Opponents to Rally in NM Over Sale of Public Lands for Drilling
Opponents will rally at the BLM headquarters in Santa Fe on December 5, one day ahead of Thursday's planned online sale that includes 46,000 acres in the culturally significant Greater Chaco region ... Read More

Bear talk at PEEC – October 19

Bear talk at PEEC - October 19
Join James Cain at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Friday, October 19 to learn about how black bears in the Jemez Mountains have responded to recent wildfires and subsequent forest restoration treatments ... Read More

What is in Chaco’s Air?

What is in Chaco’s Air?
At the Navajo Counselor Chapter, sitting at the intersection of Highway 550 and the county road to Chaco Culture National Historic Park, the air looks clean and the wind often blows strongly across the mesas and through the valleys. But ... Read More

Drilling Mora County

Drilling Mora County
Join us on in Santa Fe on September 12 as we screen the documentary, "Drilling Mora County," and host a Q&A afterwards ... Read More