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 43,000 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

May
25
Wed
5:30 pm Vámonos – Wellness Walk @ Larragoite Park
Vámonos – Wellness Walk @ Larragoite Park
May 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
5/25 – Wellness Walk from Larragoite Park to Railyard Park. 6/22 – Wellness Walk from Larragoite Park to Ashbaugh Park 7/20 – Wellness Walk from Larragoite Park to Railyard Park. 8/17 – Wellness Walk from[...]
May
27
Fri
10:00 am Vámonos – Walk with our Elders @ MEG Senior Center
Vámonos – Walk with our Elders @ MEG Senior Center
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Take a Walk with our Elders Meet at the MED Senior Center for a walk through the Bicentennial/Alto Park (1121 Alto St.) All walks are free and open to the public. No registration is required,[...]
Jun
4
Sat
9:00 am Vámonos – Take a Kid Hiking Day @ La Tierra Trails Frijoles Trailhead
Vámonos – Take a Kid Hiking Day @ La Tierra Trails Frijoles Trailhead
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join SFCT on National’s Trail Day for Take a Kid Hiking Day! Meet at the Frijoles Trailhead for a hike in the La Tierra Trail system (657-725 Camino de los Montoyas) All walks are free[...]
Jun
7
Tue
5:30 pm Vámonos – Take a Walk on the Sou... @ Southside Library
Vámonos – Take a Walk on the Sou... @ Southside Library
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Take a Walk on the Southside Meet at the Southside Library (6599 Jaguar Dr.) and talk a walk on the Arroyo Chamiso Trail. All walks are free and open to the public. No registration is[...]
Jun
16
Thu
5:30 pm Vámonos – Find a New Path
Vámonos – Find a New Path
Jun 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Vámonos – Find a New Path 5/19 – Rail Trail @ Zia Rd Trailhead to Siringo Rd and back 6/16 – Arroyo Chamiso Trail @Villa Linda Park to GCCC Rec Center and back 7/14 –[...]

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News

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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Green Fire Times March April 22

Green Fire Times March April 22

We are honored to be included in the March / April edition of the Green Fire Times.  Check out page 14 for an article from our very own Melissa Houser, Land Program Manager. https://greenfiretimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/GFT_marapril_web_v1.pdf

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Winter Vamonos Walks

Winter Vamonos Walks

​ Join Us for Our Winter Vámonos Hikes! We've got a few winter hikes coming up, and the first one is this Saturday!  Mark your calendars and let's get together for some fresh air.  Please bring your mask and wear it until we spread out.  Let's take a hike on the...

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Trail Work in 2021

Trail Work in 2021

It was a busy year of trail work for the Santa Fe Conservation Trust and our partners with the Trails Alliance of Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society, New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors, the Boy Scouts of America, and other volunteers. Starting under a...

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International Walk-to-School Day, Oct. 6, 2021

International Walk-to-School Day, Oct. 6, 2021

SFCT worked with several local schools to promote International Walk-to-School Day on Oct. 6, 2021.  The main event was a procession from the Santa Fe Public Library's South Side Branch up the Arroyo Chamiso Trail in Tierra Contenta to Cesar Chavez Elementary School,...

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SFCT is Hiring!

SFCT is Hiring!

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST This position has been filled Santa Fe Conservation Trust (SFCT) seeks a communications and social media specialist to help in the promotion of its Safe Routes to School project, as well as other community programs geared toward...

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