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 the protection of more than 40,000 acres in northern New Mexico.

The Santa Fe Conservation Trust partners with our community to keep northern New Mexico’s living lands and people flourishing together. We protect culturally and environmentally significant landscapes, ignite people’s passion for nature and enable the continual regeneration of our healthy place. We envision a future where everyone in northern New Mexico cherishes nature and works to preserve it for this and future generations.

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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Volunteer Work on Dorothy Stewart Trail and Atalaya Trail, Fall 2020

Volunteer Work on Dorothy Stewart Trail and Atalaya Trail, Fall 2020

In September and October, we turned our attention to the City's Dorothy Stewart Trail and Santa Fe National Forest's Atalaya Trail, for which we recently renewed our adoption.  Although we hadn't worked on either for several years, these trails were in relatively good...

Trail Work on the La Tierra Chili Line, Fall 2020

Trail Work on the La Tierra Chili Line, Fall 2020

Thanks to volunteers from Journey Montessori School and a representative of Santa Fe Fat Tire Society, we got a jump on protecting the old rail bed and preparing it for the La Tierra Chili Line Trail in September and October. Activities included putting up temporary...

La Tierra Chili Line Trail

La Tierra Chili Line Trail

The La Tierra Chili Line Trail is finally happening!  We have received clearance from the City's Archaeological Review Committee to develop a 1/4-mile rail-to-trail on the historic "Denver & Rio Grande Railroad" railbed in La Tierra Trails, along with a 1/8-mile...

Volunteer Work on Sun Mountain Trail

Volunteer Work on Sun Mountain Trail

Volunteers returned to Sun Mountain Trail for the first time in nearly three years on Sept. 16, 2020.  Once again we focused on "fall-line" sections of the lower part of the trail - de-berming, clearing out drainage areas that we had worked on before, and picking a...

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...

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