25th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, September 15, 2018
6-10 PM
Milner Plaza
710 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505

This year the Santa Fe Conservation Trust (SFCT) celebrates 25 years of partnering with our community to keep northern New Mexico’s living lands and people flourishing together. Not only do we protect culturally and environmentally significant landscapes, but our mission for the next 25 years is to ignite people’s passion for nature and enable the continual regeneration of this healthy place we call home.  To date, SFCT has placed almost 40,000 acres of land into protected easements, has created and maintained miles of trails for public use, and coordinates community conservation programs such as “Passport to Trails” (2000 elementary school children have hiked with us!) and the newly initiated “¡Vámonos! Santa Fe Walks.”

Over the past 16 years, our annual fundraising event has been called The Stewart Udall Legacy Dinner to honor Stewart Udall, former Secretary of the Interior and a co-founder of our organization. The event has grown into the Trust’s single largest fundraiser, netting more than $70,000 annually to support our conservation efforts. As we celebrate this legacy in our 25th year while reaching out to a new generation of conservationists, we’re calling this year’s event:

Stewart Udall Legacy Dinner

25th Anniversary Celebration

Legacy · Achievements · Vision

Will you join us on Saturday, September 15th on Museum Hill overlooking the foothills that we protect and preserve? We anticipate another sell-out crowd of 300. As a sponsor, you can publicly celebrate your love of the land and help SFCT work to keep our community connected to nature and each other via trails and open space, improve the health of the land including wildlife habitat, migration corridors, and quality of water, and protect scenic vistas visible from roads and public places. You will also be helping us cultivate young and new conservationists.

This year’s event will feature talks from Dan Flores and Sara Dant:

Dan Flores

Dan Flores is A. B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of the History of the American West at the University of Montana. The author of ten books, he has also written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune, as well as numerous national magazines. Flores is the author most recently of American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains, which received the 2017 Stubbendieck Distinguished Book Prize, and Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History, a New York Times Bestseller, winner of the 2017 Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award, and a Finalist for PEN America’s 2017 E. O. Wilson Prize in Literary Science Writing. Flores lives in the Galisteo Valley outside Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Sara Dant

Sara Dant is Professor and Chair of History at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, whose work focuses on environmental politics in the United States with a particular emphasis on the creation and development of consensus and bi-partisanism.  Her newest book is Losing Eden: An Environmental History of the American West (2017), a synthetic “deep history” of the region that examines the interaction between people and nature over time.  Dr. Dant is the author of several prize-winning articles on western environmental politics and co-author of the two-volume Encyclopedia of American National Parks (2004).  An avid outdoor enthusiast and native westerner, Dant divides her time between northern Utah and the Galisteo River Valley outside Santa

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2017 Annual Report

In accepting a Piñon Award from the Santa Fe Community Foundation, Stewart Udall said, “People ask why I chose to live my last years in Santa Fe. It is because it is the most caring community in the United States.”

Stewart Udall 1920-2010: Steward of the Earth

Stewart Udall was a three-term Congressman from Arizona and later served as Secretary of the Interior under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He was a member of the Santa Fe Conservation Trust board of directors at the organization’s inception in 1993, and he served as Chairman of the Board from 1999 to 2000. Stewart was instrumental in the creation of the National Rail Trail movement and inspired SFCT to help create the Santa Fe Rail Trail. During 50 years of public service, he was the quintessential conservationist; conserving habitat, wildlife, energy and land–wherever and whenever he could. When he died in 2010 here in Santa Fe, President Obama said, “…Stewart Udall left an indelible mark on this nation and inspired countless Americans who will continue his fight for clean air, clean water, and to maintain our many natural treasures.” The Stewart Udall Legacy Dinner is given to honor others like him who inspire us to love the land, care for it, preserve its sweep and heal its wounds.

A Letter to My Grandchildren: My generation’s mistakes, your generation’s epic challenge ~ By Stewart L. Udall

Stewart Udall Legacy Dinner Award Recipients

2017- Ted Harrison
2016 – Dale Ball (posthumous), Christopher Larsen and Peter Lipscomb
2015 – acknowledging our many landowners and paying tribute to the ranch hands, land stewards and property owners
2014 – Leslie Barclay, Colin & Firth Waldon, Terry Smith, Margaret Alexander, Bill Johnson
2013 – N. Scott Momaday
2012 – Janie Bingham & Rina Swentzell
2011 – Jack Loeffler
2010 – In Memory Stewart Udall, Founder
2009 – Santa Fe Community Foundation & William deBuys
2008 – Stewart & Lee Udall
2007 – Bill Cowles
2006 – Dale & Sylvia Ball
2005 – Sallie Wagner & Nancy Meem Wirth
2004 – Mark Michel
2003 – Jean Hocker
2002 – Stewart Udall

Udall Legacy Dinner Photos