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[...]
Jul
3
Wed
8:30 am Dale Ball Trails Work Day @ Dale Ball Trails, Wilderness Gate Trailhead
Dale Ball Trails Work Day @ Dale Ball Trails, Wilderness Gate Trailhead
Jul 3 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Dale Ball Trails Work Day @ Dale Ball Trails, Wilderness Gate Trailhead | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
De-berming Dale Ball Trails Come help SFCT volunteers maintain Dale Ball Trails on behalf of the City, people, and dogs of Santa Fe. Parking is limited at Wilderness Gate Trailhead.  Also look for parking at[...]
Jul
9
Tue
6:00 pm La Familia’s Take a Walk on the ...
La Familia’s Take a Walk on the ...
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
La Familia’s Take a Walk on the Southside
2nd Tuesdays of the Month 6 PM- 7 PM (Bilingual) All hikes meet at 6599 Jaguar Drive and go from the Southside Library to Arroyo Chamiso Trail May 14th June 11th July 9th August 13th[...]
Jul
10
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.
Jul 10 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Dale Ball Trails Work Day @ Dale Ball Trails, Trailhead t.b.d. | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
De-berming Dale Ball Trails 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[...]
Jul
11
Thu
8:00 am Galisteo Spring Insider Tour @ Galisteo Basin Preserve
Galisteo Spring Insider Tour @ Galisteo Basin Preserve
Jul 11 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Galisteo Spring Insider Tour @ Galisteo Basin Preserve
Santa Fe Conservation Trust 2019 INSIDER TOURS Ruins · Artifacts · Views · Historical Sites Rare opportunities to explore archaeological sites on private land with archaeologist, Steve Post (see bio below). R.S.V.P. by phone (505)[...]

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