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

Mar
11
Mon
7:00 pm Banff Mountain Film Festival @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Banff Mountain Film Festival   Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The next Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on March 11 & 12, 2019.[...]
Mar
12
Tue
7:00 pm Banff Mountain Film Festival @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Banff Mountain Film Festival   Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The next Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on March 11 & 12, 2019.[...]
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
Click here for Pdf version of flyer: GUSTO Open House and Sampler Mar 29_30
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[...]

2017 Annual Report