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In Memory: Bud Kelly

In Memory: Bud Kelly

1921 - 2020   Bud (Daniel T.) Kelly, Jr. was born in 1921 in Santa Fe.  His family owned and operated Gross, Kelly and Co., one of the largest railroad general mercantile companies in the southwest.  Bud was one of six children.  When he was an infant, his...

Join us for Virtual Outing on August 27th!

Join us for Virtual Outing on August 27th!

Our virtual event is just days away - on Thursday, August 27th.  At 7 pm we start with some wonderful warm up acts.  Then the event itself starts at 7:30 and over in less than an hour - badaboom!  All it takes to participate is a $5 access pass, which you can get...

SFCT E-Newsletter 07/24/2020

SFCT E-Newsletter 07/24/2020

Dear Friend, Here we are in the midst of the coronavirus, and more and more people are talking about how the pandemic is starkly showing us that our health and wellbeing depend on the health and wellbeing of nature.  The coronavirus is zoonotic, which means it is an...

SFCT E-Newsletter 06-12-2020

SFCT E-Newsletter 06-12-2020

New 370-acre conservation easement on Glorieta Mesa (see article below). It has been an eventful two weeks on so many levels nationally, but also here at SFCT. Organizationally, I want to tell you what we've been dealing with lately.  Like other nonprofits, we have...

SFCT E-Newsletter 05-21-2020

SFCT E-Newsletter 05-21-2020

We are heading into Memorial Day weekend, which celebrates the men and women who died while serving our country.  This weekend, let’s also remember the over 96,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19, which feels like the fight of our lives right now.  I have never...

April 7, 2015 – Santa Fe Conservation Trust Accepts Railyard Park Conservation Easement 04-07-2015

October 1, 2014 – Accreditation Press Release 10-1-14

January 29, 2014 – Trails Program Manager 1-29-14

November 5, 2013 – The End of Night 11-5-2013

June 13, 2012 – Sun Mountain Trail Opens to the Public

May 25, 2012 – National Trails Day 2012

Oct. 4, 2011 – First major trail connection in over a decade set for Santa Fe’s Sangres La Piedra Trail opening planned for December, 2011

Dec. 21, 2010 – Santa Fe Conservation Trust Applauds Renewal of Conservation Tax Incentive

Nov. 4, 2009 – Wells Fargo becomes Lead Sponsor of Dale Ball Trailhead to Support Trails Alliance Of Santa Fe – Unveiling Ceremony Monday Nov. 16, 2009

Aug. 28th, 2009 – Public meeting to review plans for improvements to the Dale Ball Trail



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Atalaya Trail – A survivor with the help of heroes – Posted June 4, 2015 in the Santa Fe New Mexican

Volunteers give popular trail a safer more elegant start – Posted January 8, 2015 in the Santa Fe New Mexican

Second Street makes beer for my trails – Published September 23, 2014 in the Santa Fe Reporter

GFT-September-2014-V6N9 – Published September 1, 2014 in the Green Fire Times (the issue is all about the Santa Fe Conservation Trust!

Pathfinder 11-1-2013 – Published November 1, 2013 in the Santa Fe New Mexican

Happy Trails 05-2-2013 – Published May 2, 2013 in the Santa Fe New Mexican

Can’t tax this land – Published February 24, 2013 by the Albuquerque Journal

Laws Give Break for Land Preservation. But Hurry. – Published February 24, 2013 by the Wall Street Journal

Trail Blazer: How Dale Ball gave Santa Fe a wilderness legacy – Published February 19, 2013 by the Santa Fe Reporter

Val Kilmer’s Former River Ranch Receiving a Conservation Makeover – Published September 11, 2012 by

Rowe ranch owner to ‘rejuvenate’ river – Published July 16, 2012 at

Local news in brief, May 24, 2012, La Piedra Trail to Open–  Published May 23, 2012 in the Santa Fe New Mexican

La Tierra Torture: Bike enthusiasts endure weekend of races – Published April 28, 2012 in the Santa Fe New Mexican

Letters to the editor for April 5, 2012: Connect with Nature – Published April 5, 2012 in the Santa Fe New Mexican

New trail to link city with ski basin – Published 10/05/2011 in the New Mexican

Local news in brief, Sept. 14, 2011, County buys land to expand trail – Published September 13, 2011

Federal conservation tax incentive renewed – Published 01/05/2011 in the New Mexican

The Santa Fe Conservation Trust Annual Monitoring of the Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve by Charlie O’Leary- Published Santa Fe Botanical Gardens Winter 2011 Newsletter

Galisteo Springs to benefit from grant – Published 09/03/2010 in the New Mexican

Living Treasures: Dale & Sylvia Ball Interview Transcript

As Fresh as it Gets – Published 7/16/2010 in The New Mexican

Stewart Udall and trusting in the future – Published 5/15/2010 in The New Mexican

Star party looks for Galileo’s find – Published 9/22/2009 in The New Mexican

Trails alliance: a call for help and support – Published 9/19/2009 in The New Mexican

Parks and Trails Make Livable Cities – Originally published in The Conservation Campaign‘s 2008 Annual Report

SMALL IS BOUNTIFUL, BIG IS POWERFUL: Across the West, More Farms, Less Land, and a Widening Divide – by David Frey. Published on

River Trail inches toward reality through city, county – by Staci Matlock. Published 5/25/2009 in The New Mexican

Bike to Work Week: Rider’s 7-mile tour offers art, history, food and views – by Tom Sharpe. Published 5/10/2009 in The New Mexican

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