Protecting Land, Trails, and Skies in Northern New Mexico

Saving Land. For Everyone. Forever.

New Mexico’s stunning, untouched landscapes—the life–supporting lands essential for healthy wildlife, clean air, pure water, and food–producing soils—are rapidly disappearing. The Santa Fe Conservation Trust is helping to create a network of natural, open lands in and around our communities, forever protected for all living creatures. By providing landowners with tools to place their lands into voluntary conservation status, we now oversee protection of more than 36,000 acres in northern New Mexico.

We’re your local land trust, dedicated to preserving the spirit of place among the landscapes of northern New Mexico. We protect open spaces and critical wildlife habitat, create trails, and protect the traditional landscapes of our diverse cultures.

We are a private non-profit organization, supported by the generosity of hundreds of people who share our passion- a healthy environment sustaining a healthy community. Learn more about the Santa Fe Conservation Trust and ways you can join us in our efforts to save the enchantment of Northern New Mexico.

Please consider making a donation today.

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Upcoming Events

May
25
Fri
9:00 am Dale Ball Trails Workday @ Cerro Gordo Trailhead
Dale Ball Trails Workday @ Cerro Gordo Trailhead
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dale Ball Trails Workday @ Cerro Gordo Trailhead | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Meet at Cerro Gordo Trailhead at 9 am to take care of maintenance needs on Dale Ball Trails – South Section.  If you haven’t seen the new bridge near the trailhead, we can take a[...]
Jun
2
Sat
9:30 am National Trails Day / Camino Rea... @ Dead Dog Well Trailhead
National Trails Day / Camino Rea... @ Dead Dog Well Trailhead
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
National Trails Day / Camino Real Trail Opening @ Dead Dog Well Trailhead | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Groundbreaking of Camino Real Trail at Dead Dog Well trail head in 2016 For National Trails Day, Santa Fe County and federal partners invite the public to the opening of the Camino Real National Historic[...]
Jun
5
Tue
5:30 pm Southwest Care Center Walk with ... @ Santa Fe River Trail
Southwest Care Center Walk with ... @ Santa Fe River Trail
Jun 5 @ 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[...]
Jun
9
Sat
9:00 am Family Walk @ Railyard Park
Family Walk @ Railyard Park
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Family Walk @ Railyard Park
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[...]
9:00 am Family Walk – Take a Kid Hiking Day
Family Walk – Take a Kid Hiking Day
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Family Walk - Take a Kid Hiking Day
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[...]

News

City Trail Work in La Tierra Trails, April 2018

City Trail Work in La Tierra Trails, April 2018

The Trails Program Manager arranged for five trail work days in La Tierra Trails in April, including several visits by members of the Trails Alliance of Santa Fe to address erosion issues west of Junctions 9, 10, and 11, a work day between Junctions 20 and 22...

Field Trips to Dale Ball Trails South Section, April and May 2018

Field Trips to Dale Ball Trails South Section, April and May 2018

Through the support of the Frost Foundation, Partners in Education, and the City of Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Conservation Trust is guiding nearly 400 elementary school children, teachers, and parent-chaperones on 15 field trips to the South Section of Dale Ball Trails...

Completing the Cerro Gordo Trailhead Connection, Apr. 17, 2018

Completing the Cerro Gordo Trailhead Connection, Apr. 17, 2018

With help from the The Nature Conservancy, the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society, and other GUSTO partners, SFCT was happy to open the Cerro Gordo Trailhead Connector on behalf of City Parks the evening of Tues., April 17. The placement of a footbridge over a weir on the...

Happy Earth Day Cruise, April 21, 2018

Happy Earth Day Cruise, April 21, 2018

In conjunction with the Railyard Park Conservancy's celebration of Earth Day at the Railyard, SFCT held a community bicycle ride along the Acequia Madre and the Santa Fe River, starting and ending at the Railyard Park on April 21, 2018.  This "Happy Earth Day Cruise"...

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