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
25
Wed
9:00 am La Tierra Trails Work Day @ Junction 22 Trailhead
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ Junction 22 Trailhead
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ Junction 22 Trailhead | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Come help City trail volunteers to maintain La Tierra Trails.  We will meet at the small trailhead at “Junction 22” on the way to the Motocross Track.  We will proceed on foot toward the area[...]
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[...]
10:00 am Magical History Cruise @ Meet at Railyard Park Community Room
Magical History Cruise @ Meet at Railyard Park Community Room
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Magical History Cruise @ Meet at Railyard Park Community Room | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Last chance to ride the Bruns General Hospital Rail Triangle! Climb on board the “Magical History Cruise,” a “GUSTO” study ride kicking off “Bike-to-Work Week” by visiting little-known historic railroads in our area.   SFCT’s Trails[...]

News

A Salute to Our Partners at the Commonweal Conservancy

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...

Piñon needle scale

Piñon needle scale

My piñon trees have piñon needle scale. Do yours?  The spots are a protective covering over the scale insects. This covering protects them from the weather and many insecticides. The insects feed by drinking the sap from the needles. This insect does not kill the tree...

Missouri U. Students work on La Tierra Trails

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...

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