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
24
Tue
5:30 pm Walk with a Notable Local
Walk with a Notable Local
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Walk with a Notable Local
4th Tuesdays of the Month 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM (Except in October when it’s on the 1st) May 28th, Mayor Alan Webber, meet at 200 Lincoln Ave. and walk from City Hall to the River Trail[...]
Sep
28
Sat
10:00 am Vamonos Hikes
Vamonos Hikes
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
2nd Saturdays of the month 10 AM – 11 AM (Except in September when it’s on the 28th ) May 11th  “Find a View” Meet at Upper Canyon Road and Cerro Gordo Road  and walk[...]
Oct
1
Tue
5:30 pm Walk with a Notable Local
Walk with a Notable Local
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Walk with a Notable Local
  4th Tuesdays of the Month 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM (Except in October when it’s on the 1st) May 28th , Mayor Alan Webber, meet at 200 Lincoln Ave. and walk from City Hall to[...]
Oct
4
Fri
6:30 pm Star Gazing Party
Star Gazing Party
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Star Gazing Party
Join us for a celebration of our dark skies at the home of Fred and JJ Milder in the Galisteo Basin. 52 West Basin Ridge, Galisteo, NM 87540 Soft Taco Dinner, catered by Cowgirl Beer,[...]
Oct
8
Tue
6:00 pm La Familia’s Take a Walk on the ...
La Familia’s Take a Walk on the ...
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
La Familia’s Take a Walk on the Southside
2nd Tuesdays of the Month 6 PM- 7 PM (Bilingual) All hikes meet at 6599 Jaguar Drive and go from the Southside Library to Arroyo Chamiso Trail May 14th June 11th July 9th August 13th[...]

2018 Annual Report