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

Mar
29
Fri
3:00 pm GUSTO Open House @ Railyard Park Community Room
GUSTO Open House @ Railyard Park Community Room
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
GUSTO Open House @ Railyard Park Community Room
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Mar
30
Sat
9:00 am GUSTO Open House and Trail Sampler @ Railyard Park Community Room
GUSTO Open House and Trail Sampler @ Railyard Park Community Room
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
GUSTO Open House and Trail Sampler @ Railyard Park Community Room
Open House presentation and discussion of GUSTO trail planning at the Railyard Park Community Room will be followed by a Trail Sampler, by Foot, Bike, or Horse – a “sampling” of GUSTO-built connections to La[...]
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[...]

News

Partnership protects important lands in the Galisteo Basin Preserve

Partnership protects important lands in the Galisteo Basin Preserve

Santa Fe Conservation Trust and the Commonweal Conservancy have completed the permanent conservation of 315 acres of significant natural lands in the Galisteo Basin, furthering the protection of one of the largest undeveloped areas south of Santa Fe.  Considered among...

“Vámonos: Santa Fe Walks” wraps up first season

“Vámonos: Santa Fe Walks” wraps up first season

Vámonos: Santa Fe Walks completed its inaugural year of community walks on accessible urban trails in October.  The walking collaborative began activities in May and built momentum over the Summer and into the Fall, finishing with a total of over 300 participants in...

Trail Work in November 2018

Trail Work in November 2018

Trail volunteers returned to Dale Ball Trails on Nov. 7 to continue up the hill above Junction 11.  We finally have got a handle on this stretch of gullied trail after three work days focusing on de-berming and building grade reversals since August.  This time, we...

Field Trips to Dale Ball Trails, October 2018

Field Trips to Dale Ball Trails, October 2018

In October we continued activities under the "Passport to Trails" program by bringing seven classes of 4th and 5th Graders from south-side schools to the north section of Dale Ball Trails.  With the arrival of Mr. Barbero's Fifth-Graders from El Camino Real Academy on...

Trail Work in October 2018

Trail Work in October 2018

In October we resumed maintenance work on Dale Ball Trails, continuing to address areas that had been eroded in Summer monsoons and safeguarding the trails from the next "thousand-year storm" or less.  We continue to rely on volunteers of the Trails Alliance of Santa...

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