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 40,000 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.

News

SFCT E-Newsletter 05-21-2020

SFCT E-Newsletter 05-21-2020

We are heading into Memorial Day weekend, which celebrates the men and women who died while serving our country.  This weekend, let’s also remember the over 96,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19, which feels like the fight of our lives right now.  I have never...

SFCT E-Newsletter 05/15/2020

SFCT E-Newsletter 05/15/2020

This was a tough week with the cancellations of the Santa Fe Opera, the Chamber Music Festival and the Bandstand—this, after all the major summer markets had already announced closures.  It really hit home this week that the City is going to be hammered financially,...

SFCT E-Newsletter 05/08/2020

SFCT E-Newsletter 05/08/2020

I decided to update my photo this week.  I am confronting my discomfort with wearing a face mask!  It made me furious the first time I put one on, and I also noticed how self-conscious I felt.  But going into a pandemic angry isn’t really the best prescription for a...

SFCT E-Newsletter 05/08/2020

SFCT E-Newsletter 05/01/2020

I think you are going to like the Banff film we chose for today’s email: The River's Call.  It resonated with me when the narrator said that kayaking is “the art of being yourself in a crappy situation.”  We are pretty blessed because we don’t really have to endure...

SFCT E-Newsletter 04/24/2020

SFCT E-Newsletter 04/24/2020

This week was my mom’s birthday, so it was bittersweet to celebrate without touching, while wearing masks to drop off cards and presents and then congregating as a family on the computer screen!  It made it easier knowing that every family and every person is going...

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all-day Self-Guided South-Side Arroyo an... @ Camino Real Trailhead
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Self-Guided South-Side Arroyo and River Cruise @ Camino Real Trailhead
Click on image for larger version or download pdf Celebrate Bike Month with the self-guided “South Side Arroyo and River Cruise”!  #rideitoutsantafe The South-Side River Trail, between Constellation Dr. and Agua Fria St. Originally planned[...]
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all-day Bears Ears Guided Camping Trip @ Bears Ears National Monument
Bears Ears Guided Camping Trip @ Bears Ears National Monument
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Bears Ears Guided Camping Trip @ Bears Ears National Monument
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