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

Apr
19
Thu
9:00 am La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Cuchara Trailhead, Camino de los Montoyas
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Cuchara Trailhead, Camino de los Montoyas
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Cuchara Trailhead, Camino de los Montoyas
Come help maintain La Tierra Trails.  Volunteers will meet at La Cuchara Trailhead, past the church at the end of “Unity Way” (a/k/a La Cuchara Rd.).  From there volunteers will proceed on foot to Junction[...]
Apr
21
Sat
9:00 am Happy Earth Day Cruise @ Railyard Park
Happy Earth Day Cruise @ Railyard Park
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Happy Earth Day Cruise @ Railyard Park | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Join this mellow community bicycle ride visiting trails and mellow streets along the Santa Fe River and Acequia Madre.  We will take a look at and learn about some of the storm-water mitigation work and[...]
May
1
Tue
5:30 pm Southwest Care Center Walk with ... @ Santa Fe River Trail
Southwest Care Center Walk with ... @ Santa Fe River Trail
May 1 @ 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[...]
May
9
Wed
7:00 am Walk with the Faith Community @ Bicentennial Park
Walk with the Faith Community @ Bicentennial Park
May 9 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Walk with the Faith Community @ Bicentennial Park | 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[...]
May
12
Sat
9:00 am Family Walk @ Railyard Park
Family Walk @ Railyard Park
May 12 @ 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[...]

News

A Salute to Our Partners at the Commonweal Conservancy

Article by Melissa Houser, SFCT Land Program Manager While the Commonweal Conservancy works to resolve its financial challenges at the Galisteo Basin Preserve, we wanted you to know about our partnership with them.  Commonweal has donated 18 conservation easements to...

Missouri U. Students work on La Tierra Trails

Members of the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society hosted ten students from University of Missouri to work on La Tierra Trails on Tues., Mar. 26.  The students were visiting for a week to focus on needs on the Chamisa Trail in the Santa Fe National Forest but stayed in the low...

Loss of the night: Light pollution rising rapidly on a global scale

Artificial lighting at night is contributing to an alarming increase in light pollution, both in amount and in brightness, affecting places all over the world, a new study has found. Some regions have showed a steady increase in light pollution aligned with economic...

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