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.

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News

Great Work and More Experiences for You!

Great Work and More Experiences for You!

In my last communication with you, I told you about how excited we are about the monsoons and how they are watering our reseeding project in the Galisteo Basin.  Last year, through the generosity of a local foundation, we were able to purchase a 300 acre property that...

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Check Out these Fun Events!

Check Out these Fun Events!

I hope you had a great July 4th weekend.  I spent it up in Red River where the afternoon rain showers were plentiful.  At night I could hear the thunder coming down the valley from the east, and then the patter of rain soaking the parched forest.  These past two weeks...

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Come volunteer with us in the Galisteo Basin!

Come volunteer with us in the Galisteo Basin!

Please Volunteer!Galisteo Basin Erosion Control Work Dayson June 11 & 12, 18 & 19 Please sign up to learn erosion control techniques from a master, and to help SFCT employ these techniques to protect and restore a property in the Galisteo Basin – from 8 am to...

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In Memory: Bill Johnson

In Memory: Bill Johnson

1951 - 2021   There is no way that we could ever thank Bill enough for his contributions to the Santa Fe Conservation Trust: board member, trail advocate, and all around great guy.  We'll miss you Bill! Please take a look at the article below, published in our...

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Take a Kid Hiking on June 5

Take a Kid Hiking on June 5

As you can imagine, it was hard to plan and promote our programs this year because of the coronavirus.  Should we promote the VAMONOS program, for example, or would we not be able to gather?  Until we got more clarity, we did as much gorilla advertising as we could,...

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Last Chance to Speak Out

Last Chance to Speak Out

Last Chance for Comments on the Streetlight Conversion! Over 5,500 streetlights are slated to be converted to LED lights, which is great as far as saving energy is concerned. But the temperature of the lights is still to be determined, which is why we are concerned....

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Upcoming Events

Jul
30
Fri
10:00 am Vamonos – Walk with Our Elders @ Bicentennial/Alto Park
Vamonos – Walk with Our Elders @ Bicentennial/Alto Park
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
All walks meet on Friday at 10 AM at 1121 Alto Street and we’ll walk in Bicentennial/Alto Park. One walk per month: June 25th July 30th August 26th September 24th October 22nd For more information[...]
Aug
7
Sat
10:00 am Vamonos Hikes
Vamonos Hikes
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
All hikes happen once a month on a Saturday at 10 am (except in October at 3 PM).  Locations vary for each hike. One hike per month, June through October: June 5th Vámonos Hike, National[...]
Aug
10
Tue
6:00 pm Vamonos – Take a Walk on the Sou... @ Southside Library
Vamonos – Take a Walk on the Sou... @ Southside Library
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All southside walks meet at 6 PM at 6599 Jaguar Drive and go from the Southside Library to Arroyo Chamiso Trail One walk per month: May 18th June 15th July 13th August 10th September 7th[...]
Aug
14
Sat
9:00 am Insider Tour – Garden of the Gods
Insider Tour – Garden of the Gods
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Insider Tour - Garden of the Gods
Santa Fe Conservation Trust 2021 INSIDER TOURS Ruins · Artifacts · Views · Historical Sites Rare opportunities to explore archaeological and geological sites on private land. R.S.V.P. by phone (505) 989-7019 or email Garden[...]
Aug
18
Wed
5:30 pm Vamonos – Wellness Walk @ Larragoite Park
Vamonos – Wellness Walk @ Larragoite Park
Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
All wellness walks meet at 5:30 PM at Larragoite Park on Cristobal Colon to the Acequia Trail to Ashbaugh Park and back. One walk per month: May 26th June 23rd July 21st August 18th September[...]

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