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

Sep
22
Sat
10:30 am Railroad History Cruise: “Explor... @ El Museo
Railroad History Cruise: “Explor... @ El Museo
Sep 22 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Railroad History Cruise: "Explore More" NMCRR and Rail Trail @ El Museo | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Community Bike Rides exploring Historic Rail Alignments – part of the New Mexico Rail History Celebration: http://www.nmrailroadhistory.com Saturday, Sept. 22 10:30a-1:00p: Longer but easy ride (<15 miles, paved), including NMCRR and Rail Trail Saturday, Sept.[...]
Sep
25
Tue
5:30 pm Walk with a Notable Local @ Plaza Contenta
Walk with a Notable Local @ Plaza Contenta
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Walk with a Notable Local @ Plaza Contenta | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
A free urban walking program on public trails in the Santa Fe community. The Santa Fe Walking Collaborative, convened by the Santa Fe Conservation Trust, wants to help you to walk more!  We’ve put together[...]
Sep
26
Wed
8:30 am Atalaya Work Day @ Wilderness Gate Trailhead
Atalaya Work Day @ Wilderness Gate Trailhead
Sep 26 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Atalaya Work Day @ Wilderness Gate Trailhead
Please join us for maintenance of the Atalaya Trail, which SFCT adopted on behalf of the Santa Fe National Forest several years ago. We will meet at Wilderness Gate trailhead, and then carpool through the gate[...]
Sep
29
Sat
10:30 am Railroad History Cruise: “Explor... @ El Museo
Railroad History Cruise: “Explor... @ El Museo
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Railroad History Cruise: "Explore More" Chili Line @ El Museo | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Community Bike Rides exploring Historic Rail Alignments – part of the New Mexico Rail History Celebration: http://www.nmrailroadhistory.com Saturday, Sept. 22 10:30a-1:00p: Longer but easy ride (<15 miles, paved), including NMCRR and Rail Trail Saturday, Sept.[...]
Oct
2
Tue
5:30 pm Southwest Care Center Walk with ... @ Santa Fe River Trail
Southwest Care Center Walk with ... @ Santa Fe River Trail
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Southwest Care Center Walk with a Doc @ Santa Fe River Trail | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
A free urban walking program on public trails in the Santa Fe community. The Santa Fe Walking Collaborative, convened by the Santa Fe Conservation Trust, wants to help you to walk more!  We’ve put together[...]

2017 Annual Report