Our communities are worth protecting.

We can make a difference!

Rio Arriba Concerned Citizens is entirely a grassroots volunteer effort.  We came together over concerns about proposed oil and gas lease sales near Cebolla in the winter of 2013. The leases in question were temporarily deferred, but the BLM has since proposed to lease other public lands in our watershed. RACC is calling for a halt to any further oil and gas development in the Rio Chama Watershed. We are grateful to have a rich and resourceful community that brings together profound skills, work and innovation. Join us and have your voice heard! If you are interested in being involved, contact us at info@rioarribaconcernedcitizens.com or join us today to receive important updates and alerts.

Our Mission

To protect the public health, land, air, and water of the Rio Chama Watershed, Rio Arriba County, and the State of New Mexico, and to promote sustainable development through education, collaborative planning, job creation, and community involvement.

Our Goals

  • Inform and educate our community on current issues that affect public health and safety, land, air, and water quality in the Rio Chama Watershed, Rio Arriba County and the State of New Mexico.
  • Establish the Rio Chama Watershed as a model for sustainable development of green energy, particularly solar, and ecological ranching and farming.
  • Promote research and education regarding the Rio Arriba Oil and Gas Ordinance-designated “Frontier District”. This is the region of Rio Arriba County east of the Continental Divide and home of the Rio Chama Watershed.
  • Maintain a relationship with Federal Agencies (Bureau of Land Management (BLM), US Forest Service etc.) in order to provide information and education to the wider community concerning oil and gas development on Public Lands.

Rio Arriba Concerned Citizens is a New Mexico Non Profit Corporation, fiscally sponsored by Luciente Inc, a 501 (c) (3) Tax-Exempt Organization

Rio Arriba Concerned Citizens
Abiquiu NM 87510

Board Officers

William Clark (President & Treasurer)
Cinda Graham (Vice President)

Board of Directors

William Clark
Cinda Graham
Felipe Martinez
Barbara Turner
Henry Ochoa
Peggy Baker
Rebekah Henty

Advisory Council

Frank Cody
Galen Knight
Jackie Wagner
Leah Hoffman
Terry Rich
Carolyn Riege

Help us keep this beautiful land pristine for another 100 million years.