Stewardship

The Stewardship program provide the foundation to advance Santa Fe Conservation Trust’s mission. Working with willing landowners to acquire a conservation easement on private land is the first step to lasting protection and building partnerships.  Once the conservation easement is in place, SFCT ensures the integrity of each easement through the ongoing commitment of our Stewardship Program.

The Stewardship Program is governed by Board-adopted policies and procedures that integrate Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices to form the ethical and technical guiding principles of operation and our commitment to upholding the public trust.

Stewardship responsibilities are those that directly support Land Protection activities and conservation easement administration. Important elements of the SFCT’s Stewardship program include:

Coordination with SFCT staff to identify a property’s conservation values to inform easement terms.

Baseline Documentation Reports – Comprehensive property descriptions that document conservation values protected by the easement and the relevant conditions of the property as necessary to monitor and enforce the easement.

Easement Monitoring – Annual visit and assessment of each conservation easement for changes in conditions.

Easement Enforcement and Defense – If needed, to maintain the purposes of the easement.

Record-Keeping – File maintenance, updates and reporting.

Landowner Relationships – Partnerships with landowners to provide relevant information and services that advance stewardship of the conservation easement property. Also includes processing requests to exercise reserved rights.

Strategic Stewardship includes community outreach and activities that enhance or restore conservation values of easement properties, increase SFCT staff’s value to landowner and agency partners, strengthen SFCT’s landowner relationships and increase our credibility as a conservation organization.

Upcoming Events

Mar
16
Mon
7:00 pm Banff Mountain Film Festival @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, the Santa Fe Conservation Trust brings the Banff Centre Film Festival World Tour to Santa Fe again this year on[...]
Mar
17
Tue
7:00 pm Banff Mountain Film Festival @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The next Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on March 16 & 17, 2020. Journey to exotic locations, paddle[...]
7:00 pm Banff Mountain Film Festival @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, the Santa Fe Conservation Trust brings the Banff Centre Film Festival World Tour to Santa Fe again this year on[...]
Apr
26
Sun
10:00 am Happy Earth Day / Acequia and Ri... @ Railyard Park Community Room
Happy Earth Day / Acequia and Ri... @ Railyard Park Community Room
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Happy Earth Day / Acequia and River Cruise @ Railyard Park Community Room | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Click on image for full view of flyer River and Acequia Cruise, May 13, 2017 Join this slow and mellow community bicycle ride celebrating Earth Day 2020.  We will visit trails, parks, and mellow streets[...]

2018 Annual Report