Stewardship

The Stewardship program provide the foundation to advance Santa Fe Conservation Trust’s mission. Working with willing landowners to acquire a conservation easement on private land is the first step to lasting protection and building partnerships.  Once the conservation easement is in place, SFCT ensures the integrity of each easement through the ongoing commitment of our Stewardship Program.

The Stewardship Program is governed by Board-adopted policies and procedures that integrate Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices to form the ethical and technical guiding principles of operation and our commitment to upholding the public trust.

Stewardship responsibilities are those that directly support Land Protection activities and conservation easement administration. Important elements of the SFCT’s Stewardship program include:

Coordination with SFCT staff to identify a property’s conservation values to inform easement terms.

Baseline Documentation Reports – Comprehensive property descriptions that document conservation values protected by the easement and the relevant conditions of the property as necessary to monitor and enforce the easement.

Easement Monitoring – Annual visit and assessment of each conservation easement for changes in conditions.

Easement Enforcement and Defense – If needed, to maintain the purposes of the easement.

Record-Keeping – File maintenance, updates and reporting.

Landowner Relationships – Partnerships with landowners to provide relevant information and services that advance stewardship of the conservation easement property. Also includes processing requests to exercise reserved rights.

Strategic Stewardship includes community outreach and activities that enhance or restore conservation values of easement properties, increase SFCT staff’s value to landowner and agency partners, strengthen SFCT’s landowner relationships and increase our credibility as a conservation organization.

Upcoming Events

Aug
17
Fri
all-day Tecolote Ranch Insider Tour
Tecolote Ranch Insider Tour
Aug 17 all-day
Tecolote Ranch Insider Tour
Santa Fe Conservation Trust 25th Anniversary INSIDER TOURS Rare opportunities to explore archaeological sites on private land with archaeologist, Steve Post, who has spent 41 years studying New Mexico’s rich past. Ruins · Artifacts ·[...]
Aug
21
Tue
5:30 pm Walk with a Notable Local @ Plaza Contenta
Walk with a Notable Local @ Plaza Contenta
Aug 21 @ 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[...]
Aug
23
Thu
all-day Galisteo Spring Insider Tour @ Galisteo Basin Preserve
Galisteo Spring Insider Tour @ Galisteo Basin Preserve
Aug 23 all-day
Galisteo Spring Insider Tour @ Galisteo Basin Preserve
Santa Fe Conservation Trust 25th Anniversary INSIDER TOURS Rare opportunities to explore archaeological sites on private land with archaeologist, Steve Post, who has spent 41 years studying New Mexico’s rich past. Ruins · Artifacts ·[...]
Aug
28
Tue
5:30 pm Walk with a Community Health Worker @ Plaza Contenta
Walk with a Community Health Worker @ Plaza Contenta
Aug 28 @ 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[...]
Sep
4
Tue
5:30 pm Southwest Care Center Walk with ... @ Santa Fe River Trail
Southwest Care Center Walk with ... @ Santa Fe River Trail
Sep 4 @ 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[...]

2017 Annual Report