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 45,000 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.

Upcoming Events

Mar
11
Mon
7:30 pm Banff Mountain Film Festival 2024 @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Banff Mountain Film Festival 2024 @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL March 11th and 12th, 2024 at The Lensic Performing Arts Center Tickets on sale January 29th! $20 for one night / $38 for both nights 2023-24 Banff World Tour INTRO (Canada[...]
Mar
12
Tue
7:30 pm Banff Mountain Film Festival 2024 @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Banff Mountain Film Festival 2024 @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL March 11th and 12th, 2024 at The Lensic Performing Arts Center Tickets on sale January 29th! $20 for one night / $38 for both nights 2023-24 Banff World Tour INTRO (Canada[...]
May
11
Sat
10:00 am Community Cruise for Bike Month ... @ Railyard Park Community Room
Community Cruise for Bike Month ... @ Railyard Park Community Room
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come along on a slow community bike ride on Santa Fe’s urban trails and the bike-friendly streets that connect them.  Building off of last Fall’s “Tour de Mural” theme, we will visit some outlying murals[...]

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News

2023 SFCT Booklist

2023 SFCT Booklist

We asked our board and staff to tell us what their top three favorite books were this year. Quinn Simons, President Sapiens by Yuval Noah HarariBlood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy (I also love Suttree)Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner Dennis Romero, Vice President Making...

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Tour de Mural 2023

Tour de Mural 2023

About 20 cyclists enjoyed a tour of Santa Fe's murals along the Rail Trail, Acequia Trail, and River Trail as well as points in between, on Oct. 21, 2023.  This 2023 edition of the Tour de Mural was a reprisal of the original Tour de Mural in 2016, summarized on...

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Trail Work in 2023

Trail Work in 2023

First trail work day of the season: Santa Fe Canyon Preserve, Mar.15, 2023 Building the Conservation Homestead Shelf Trail, Mar.-May 2023 La Tierra Trails, including Dog Park Connector and Chili LIne Trail, April-June, Aug-November 2023   Dale Ball Trails and...

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Trail Work in 2022

Trail Work in 2022

Santa Fe Conservation Trust and volunteers with the Trails Alliance of Santa Fe led 42 work days in 2022, including 16 in La Tierra Trails, 11 in Dale Ball Trails and Dorothy Stewart Trail, 11 in SFCT's Conservation Homestead in the Galisteo Basin, three in The Nature...

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2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

SFCT 2021 Annual Report / 2022 Newsletter Explore all the activities the Santa Fe Conservation trust is engaging in (with your help!), including work on the Conservation Homestead, new properties under conservation easement, trail work and new community engagement...

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Bike-to-School Week, May 3-5, 2022

Bike-to-School Week, May 3-5, 2022

Bike-to-School Week in Santa Fe spanned three days of biking to school - the "Bike Train - Arroyo Route" on Tuesday May 3, National Bike-to-School Day events at various schools on Wed., May 4, and the multi-school "Bike Train - River Route" on Thurs. May 5....

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Publications

2022 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

SFCT 2022 Annual Report / 2023 Newsletter Explore all the activities the Santa Fe Conservation trust is engaging in (with your help!), including work on the Conservation Homestead, new properties under conservation easement, trail work and new community engagement...

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