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

May
28
Tue
all-day 2019 SFCT Raffle
2019 SFCT Raffle
May 28 – Sep 16 all-day
2019 SFCT Raffle
BUY TICKETS NOW   Feeling Good about Giving! Here’s your opportunity to support the Santa Fe Conservation Trust and have a chance to win INCREDIBLE PRIZES! Your participation in this raffle will help: Ensure undeveloped[...]
Aug
27
Tue
5:30 pm Walk with a Notable Local
Walk with a Notable Local
Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Walk with a Notable Local
4th Tuesdays of the Month 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM (Except in October when it’s on the 1st) May 28th, Mayor Alan Webber, meet at 200 Lincoln Ave. and walk from City Hall to the River Trail[...]
Aug
28
Wed
8:30 am Dale Ball Trails Work Day @ Dale Ball Trails, Trailhead t.b.d.
Dale Ball Trails Work Day @ Dale Ball Trails, Trailhead t.b.d.
Aug 28 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Dale Ball Trails Work Day @ Dale Ball Trails, Trailhead t.b.d. | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Come help SFCT volunteers maintain Dale Ball Trails on behalf of the City, people, and dogs of Santa Fe. Bring work boots, long pants/shirt sleeves, sun protection, snacks, and water.  I’ll bring the tools! To[...]
Aug
31
Sat
10:00 am Rail History Walks @ El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
Rail History Walks @ El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rail History Walks @ El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
in conjunction with the 2nd Annual         presents two Rail History Walks, visiting sites of historic interest in and around the Santa Fe Railyard, starting and finishing at the 2nd Annual New[...]
Sep
1
Sun
10:00 am Rail History Walks @ El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
Rail History Walks @ El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rail History Walks @ El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
in conjunction with the 2nd Annual         presents two Rail History Walks, visiting sites of historic interest in and around the Santa Fe Railyard, starting and finishing at the 2nd Annual New[...]

2018 Annual Report