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 39,000 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

Apr
24
Wed
9:00 am La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, La Cuchara Trailhead
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, La Cuchara Trailhead
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, La Cuchara Trailhead | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Come help SFCT trail volunteers to maintain public trails in the City La Tierra Trails area.  Bring work boots, long pants/shirt sleeves, sun protection, snacks, and water.  I’ll bring the tools! To sign up, contact Tim[...]
Apr
27
Sat
10:00 am Happy Earth Day / Acequia and Ri... @ Railyard Park Community Room
Happy Earth Day / Acequia and Ri... @ Railyard Park Community Room
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Happy Earth Day / Acequia and River Cruise @ Railyard Park Community Room | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Join this mellow community bicycle ride visiting trails, parks, and mellow streets down the Acequia Madre and up the Santa Fe River.  The ride will begin and end at the Railyard Park, with a half-way[...]
12:00 pm Earth Day Celebration @ Railyard Park
Earth Day Celebration @ Railyard Park
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Earth Day Celebration @ Railyard Park
Enjoy a day in the sun at The Railyard Park, Santa Fe’s award-winning green space, to celebrate the Earth and local biodiversity in honor of 2019’s national Earth Day theme: Protect our Species! This free Earth Day[...]
May
1
Wed
9:00 am La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, Junction 22 Trailhead
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, Junction 22 Trailhead
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, Junction 22 Trailhead | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Come help SFCT trail volunteers to maintain public trails in the City La Tierra Trails area.  Bring work boots, long pants/shirt sleeves, sun protection, snacks, and water.  I’ll bring the tools! To sign up, contact Tim[...]
May
11
Sat
10:00 am Vamanos Hikes
Vamanos Hikes
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Vamanos Hikes
2nd Saturdays of the month 10 AM – 11 AM (Except in September when it’s on the 28th ) May 11th  “Find a View” Meet at Upper Canyon Road and Cerro Gordo Road  and walk[...]

News

Santa Fe Conservation Trust Notice of Accreditation Renewal

Santa Fe Conservation Trust Notice of Accreditation Renewal

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land trusts that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Santa Fe Conservation Trust is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now...

Endangered Species Santa Fe Cholla (Cylindropuntia viridiflora)

Endangered Species Santa Fe Cholla (Cylindropuntia viridiflora)

Santa Fe Cholla (Cylindropuntia viridiflora) A very rare cactus found only in the wild in three areas between Santa Fe and Chimayo will have a new home thanks to Daniela Roth, NM’s endangered plant program coordinator, the Santa Fe Institute, and the Santa Fe...

City Trail Work in La Tierra Trails, April 2019

City Trail Work in La Tierra Trails, April 2019

Five volunteers from the Trails Alliance of Santa Fe met with the Trails Program Manager for the first regular city trail work day of the season on April 3, 2019.  Taking advantage of supplies of rock left over from work with The Masters Program on the "Wide Trail" in...

Mucho GUSTO

Mucho GUSTO

Mucho GUSTO Unified plan puts new paths to connect Santa Fe City center to La Tierra Trails Leah Cantor By Leah Cantor For the full article, visit the Santa Fe Reporter...

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