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 42,000 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.

Vámonos walks start on May 18th!

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for reminders

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News

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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Bursting Out of the Pandemic!

Bursting Out of the Pandemic!

Yesterday was a big day on the pandemic front with good news about masks for vaccinated people. Check out the CDCs new recommendations if you haven't seen them yet. Of course, the governor has to weigh in soon. Even though it is good news, I feel sort of like a rabbit...

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Preserving our Night Skies – Thank You!

Preserving our Night Skies – Thank You!

We are thrilled with the turnout for our Dark Skies earthLINES Online Chat last night, which featured Sam Finn, Peter Lipscomb, Francois-Marie Patorni, and Terry Smith.  What discussion!  We are so grateful for their time, expertise and passion for lighting that is...

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Upcoming Events

Jun
12
Sat
8:00 am Galisteo Basin Erosion Control @ Meet at Cottonwood Trailhead
Galisteo Basin Erosion Control @ Meet at Cottonwood Trailhead
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come learn erosion control techniques from a master, and put what you have learned to work with a team of volunteers in the Galisteo Basin.  We are starting early to avoid the heat, and will[...]
Jun
15
Tue
6:00 pm Vamonos – Take a Walk on the Sou... @ Southside Library
Vamonos – Take a Walk on the Sou... @ Southside Library
Jun 15 @ 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[...]
Jun
18
Fri
8:00 am Galisteo Basin Erosion Control @ Meet at Cottonwood Trailhead
Galisteo Basin Erosion Control @ Meet at Cottonwood Trailhead
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come learn erosion control techniques from a master, and put what you have learned to work with a team of volunteers in the Galisteo Basin.  We are starting early to avoid the heat, and will[...]
Jun
19
Sat
8:00 am Galisteo Basin Erosion Control @ Meet at Cottonwood Trailhead
Galisteo Basin Erosion Control @ Meet at Cottonwood Trailhead
Jun 19 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come learn erosion control techniques from a master, and put what you have learned to work with a team of volunteers in the Galisteo Basin.  We are starting early to avoid the heat, and will[...]
Jun
23
Wed
5:30 pm Vamonos – Wellness Walk @ Larragoite Park
Vamonos – Wellness Walk @ Larragoite Park
Jun 23 @ 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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