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

Jun
19
Tue
5:30 pm Walk with a Community Health Worker @ Plaza Contenta
Walk with a Community Health Worker @ Plaza Contenta
Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Walk with a Community Health Worker @ Plaza Contenta | 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[...]
Jun
20
Wed
9:00 am La Tierra Trails Work Day @ To be determined
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ To be determined
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ To be determined | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Come help City trail volunteers to maintain public trails in the La Tierra Trails area.  Stay tuned for details on where we will meet this time. Bring work boots, long pants/shirt sleeves, sun protection, snacks,[...]
Jun
21
Thu
5:15 pm Christus St. Vincent Walk with a...
Christus St. Vincent Walk with a...
Jun 21 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Christus St. Vincent Walk with a Doc
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[...]
Jun
26
Tue
5:30 pm Walk with a Notable Local @ Plaza Contenta
Walk with a Notable Local @ Plaza Contenta
Jun 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Walk with a Notable Local @ Plaza Contenta | 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[...]
Jul
3
Tue
5:30 pm Southwest Care Center Walk with ... @ Santa Fe River Trail
Southwest Care Center Walk with ... @ Santa Fe River Trail
Jul 3 @ 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[...]

News

Trail Work in June 2018

Trail Work in June 2018

The Trails Program Manager met up with five volunteers at La Tierra Trails the morning of June 13, including three members of the Trails Alliance of Santa Fe and two new recruits.  We removed loose rocks from the tread and improved storm drainage south and east of...

June 1, 2018 Santa Fe Trail Closures

June 1, 2018 Santa Fe Trail Closures

On June 1, 2018, Santa Fe National Forest closed public access due to fire restrictions. Santa Fe County also announced closure of its adjoining open space within Dale Ball Trails (Picacho Peak area) as well as La Piedra and Little Tesuque Open Space. The rest of...

National Trails Day and Camino Real Trail Opening, June 2

National Trails Day and Camino Real Trail Opening, June 2

The Santa Fe Conservation Trust joined Santa Fe County, federal partners, and the trail-loving public at Dead Dog Well Trailhead to celebrating National Trails Day and the opening of the new Camino Real Trail on Sat., June 2, 2018.  Parts of the new trail, which spans...

Bike-to-School Day, May 9, 2018

Bike-to-School Day, May 9, 2018

Santa Fe-area schools that celebrated "National Bike to School Day" on May 9 included Carlos Gilbert Elementary School, Nina Otero Community School, San Ildefonso Day School, and Santa Fe Community College.  Unlike last year's event, there was no centralized gathering...

South Side Community Cruise with TMP Cyclists

South Side Community Cruise with TMP Cyclists

SFCT's Trails Program Manager met up with high school faculty and students of "The Masters Program" on Friday, May 4, to help celebrate a new "rain garden" at the "Camino Real Trailhead" for the South Side's section of the River Trail. The celebration was a great...

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