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 45,000 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

Oct
6
Thu
10:00 am Galisteo Basin – Trail Workday @ Cottonwood Trailhead
Galisteo Basin – Trail Workday @ Cottonwood Trailhead
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Galisteo Basin - Trail Workday @ Cottonwood Trailhead | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Please join us for a morning of trail work in the Galisteo Basin, meeting at the end of Thornton Ranch Rd. at 9:00.  Bring work boots, long pants, sun protection, and water. I’ll bring the[...]
Oct
8
Sat
3:00 pm Vamonos – Walktoberfest @ Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery
Vamonos – Walktoberfest @ Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery
Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Vamonos - Walktoberfest @ Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery
Join Us for Our Annual Vámonos Walktoberfest Saturday, October 8th, 3 to 5 pm, co-hosted with AARP NM Everyone is welcome! Please register at https://events.aarp.org/event/d6207da0-4c88-41f2-b93f-8e01166be214/summary, and the first 25 to register will receive a beverage and[...]
Oct
13
Thu
5:30 pm Vámonos – Find a New Path
Vámonos – Find a New Path
Oct 13 @ 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 –[...]
Oct
15
Sat
12:00 pm Conservation Homestead Grand Ope...
Conservation Homestead Grand Ope...
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Conservation Homestead Grand Opening
We are excited to announce the grand opening of the Santa Fe Conservation Trust’s Conservation Homestead, which will be an Open House on Saturday, October 15 from noon to 4 pm. Please mark your calendars[...]
Oct
19
Wed
5:30 pm Vámonos – Wellness Walk @ Larragoite Park
Vámonos – Wellness Walk @ Larragoite Park
Oct 19 @ 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[...]

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News

2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

SFCT 2021 Annual Report / 2022 Newsletter Explore all the activities the Santa Fe Conservation trust is engaging in (with your help!), including work on the Conservation Homestead, new properties under conservation easement, trail work and new community engagement...

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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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