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

Apr
24
Wed
9:00 am La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, La Cuchara Trailhead
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, La Cuchara Trailhead
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, La Cuchara Trailhead | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Come help SFCT trail volunteers to maintain public trails in the City La Tierra Trails area.  Bring work boots, long pants/shirt sleeves, sun protection, snacks, and water.  I’ll bring the tools! To sign up, contact Tim[...]
Apr
27
Sat
10:00 am Happy Earth Day / Acequia and Ri... @ Railyard Park Community Room
Happy Earth Day / Acequia and Ri... @ Railyard Park Community Room
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Happy Earth Day / Acequia and River Cruise @ Railyard Park Community Room | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Join this mellow community bicycle ride visiting trails, parks, and mellow streets down the Acequia Madre and up the Santa Fe River.  The ride will begin and end at the Railyard Park, with a half-way[...]
12:00 pm Earth Day Celebration @ Railyard Park
Earth Day Celebration @ Railyard Park
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Earth Day Celebration @ Railyard Park
Enjoy a day in the sun at The Railyard Park, Santa Fe’s award-winning green space, to celebrate the Earth and local biodiversity in honor of 2019’s national Earth Day theme: Protect our Species! This free Earth Day[...]
May
1
Wed
9:00 am La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, Junction 22 Trailhead
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, Junction 22 Trailhead
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, Junction 22 Trailhead | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Come help SFCT trail volunteers to maintain public trails in the City La Tierra Trails area.  Bring work boots, long pants/shirt sleeves, sun protection, snacks, and water.  I’ll bring the tools! To sign up, contact Tim[...]
May
11
Sat
10:00 am Vamanos Hikes
Vamanos Hikes
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Vamanos Hikes
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[...]

2017 Annual Report