Press Releases

Great Work and More Experiences for You!

Great Work and More Experiences for You!

In my last communication with you, I told you about how excited we are about the monsoons and how they are watering our reseeding project in the Galisteo Basin.  Last year, through the generosity of a local foundation, we were able to purchase a 300 acre property that...

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Check Out these Fun Events!

Check Out these Fun Events!

I hope you had a great July 4th weekend.  I spent it up in Red River where the afternoon rain showers were plentiful.  At night I could hear the thunder coming down the valley from the east, and then the patter of rain soaking the parched forest.  These past two weeks...

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Come volunteer with us in the Galisteo Basin!

Come volunteer with us in the Galisteo Basin!

Please Volunteer!Galisteo Basin Erosion Control Work Dayson June 11 & 12, 18 & 19 Please sign up to learn erosion control techniques from a master, and to help SFCT employ these techniques to protect and restore a property in the Galisteo Basin – from 8 am to...

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In Memory: Bill Johnson

In Memory: Bill Johnson

1951 - 2021   There is no way that we could ever thank Bill enough for his contributions to the Santa Fe Conservation Trust: board member, trail advocate, and all around great guy.  We'll miss you Bill! Please take a look at the article below, published in our...

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Take a Kid Hiking on June 5

Take a Kid Hiking on June 5

As you can imagine, it was hard to plan and promote our programs this year because of the coronavirus.  Should we promote the VAMONOS program, for example, or would we not be able to gather?  Until we got more clarity, we did as much gorilla advertising as we could,...

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April 7, 2015 – Santa Fe Conservation Trust Accepts Railyard Park Conservation Easement 04-07-2015

October 1, 2014 – Accreditation Press Release 10-1-14

January 29, 2014 – Trails Program Manager 1-29-14

November 5, 2013 – The End of Night 11-5-2013

June 13, 2012 – Sun Mountain Trail Opens to the Public

May 25, 2012 – National Trails Day 2012

Oct. 4, 2011 – First major trail connection in over a decade set for Santa Fe’s Sangres La Piedra Trail opening planned for December, 2011

Dec. 21, 2010 – Santa Fe Conservation Trust Applauds Renewal of Conservation Tax Incentive

Nov. 4, 2009 – Wells Fargo becomes Lead Sponsor of Dale Ball Trailhead to Support Trails Alliance Of Santa Fe – Unveiling Ceremony Monday Nov. 16, 2009

Aug. 28th, 2009 – Public meeting to review plans for improvements to the Dale Ball Trail



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Atalaya Trail – A survivor with the help of heroes – Posted June 4, 2015 in the Santa Fe New Mexican

Volunteers give popular trail a safer more elegant start – Posted January 8, 2015 in the Santa Fe New Mexican

Second Street makes beer for my trails – Published September 23, 2014 in the Santa Fe Reporter

GFT-September-2014-V6N9 – Published September 1, 2014 in the Green Fire Times (the issue is all about the Santa Fe Conservation Trust!

Pathfinder 11-1-2013 – Published November 1, 2013 in the Santa Fe New Mexican

Happy Trails 05-2-2013 – Published May 2, 2013 in the Santa Fe New Mexican

Can’t tax this land – Published February 24, 2013 by the Albuquerque Journal

Laws Give Break for Land Preservation. But Hurry. – Published February 24, 2013 by the Wall Street Journal

Trail Blazer: How Dale Ball gave Santa Fe a wilderness legacy – Published February 19, 2013 by the Santa Fe Reporter

Val Kilmer’s Former River Ranch Receiving a Conservation Makeover – Published September 11, 2012 by

Rowe ranch owner to ‘rejuvenate’ river – Published July 16, 2012 at

Local news in brief, May 24, 2012, La Piedra Trail to Open–  Published May 23, 2012 in the Santa Fe New Mexican

La Tierra Torture: Bike enthusiasts endure weekend of races – Published April 28, 2012 in the Santa Fe New Mexican

Letters to the editor for April 5, 2012: Connect with Nature – Published April 5, 2012 in the Santa Fe New Mexican

New trail to link city with ski basin – Published 10/05/2011 in the New Mexican

Local news in brief, Sept. 14, 2011, County buys land to expand trail – Published September 13, 2011

Federal conservation tax incentive renewed – Published 01/05/2011 in the New Mexican

The Santa Fe Conservation Trust Annual Monitoring of the Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve by Charlie O’Leary- Published Santa Fe Botanical Gardens Winter 2011 Newsletter

Galisteo Springs to benefit from grant – Published 09/03/2010 in the New Mexican

Living Treasures: Dale & Sylvia Ball Interview Transcript

As Fresh as it Gets – Published 7/16/2010 in The New Mexican

Stewart Udall and trusting in the future – Published 5/15/2010 in The New Mexican

Star party looks for Galileo’s find – Published 9/22/2009 in The New Mexican

Trails alliance: a call for help and support – Published 9/19/2009 in The New Mexican

Parks and Trails Make Livable Cities – Originally published in The Conservation Campaign‘s 2008 Annual Report

SMALL IS BOUNTIFUL, BIG IS POWERFUL: Across the West, More Farms, Less Land, and a Widening Divide – by David Frey. Published on

River Trail inches toward reality through city, county – by Staci Matlock. Published 5/25/2009 in The New Mexican

Bike to Work Week: Rider’s 7-mile tour offers art, history, food and views – by Tom Sharpe. Published 5/10/2009 in The New Mexican

Upcoming Events

10:00 am Vamonos – Walk with Our Elders @ Bicentennial/Alto Park
Vamonos – Walk with Our Elders @ Bicentennial/Alto Park
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
All walks meet on Friday at 10 AM at 1121 Alto Street and we’ll walk in Bicentennial/Alto Park. One walk per month: June 25th July 30th August 26th September 24th October 22nd For more information[...]
10:00 am Vamonos Hikes
Vamonos Hikes
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
All hikes happen once a month on a Saturday at 10 am (except in October at 3 PM).  Locations vary for each hike. One hike per month, June through October: June 5th Vámonos Hike, National[...]
6:00 pm Vamonos – Take a Walk on the Sou... @ Southside Library
Vamonos – Take a Walk on the Sou... @ Southside Library
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All southside walks meet at 6 PM at 6599 Jaguar Drive and go from the Southside Library to Arroyo Chamiso Trail One walk per month: May 18th June 15th July 13th August 10th September 7th[...]
9:00 am Insider Tour – Garden of the Gods
Insider Tour – Garden of the Gods
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Insider Tour - Garden of the Gods
Santa Fe Conservation Trust 2021 INSIDER TOURS Ruins · Artifacts · Views · Historical Sites Rare opportunities to explore archaeological and geological sites on private land. R.S.V.P. by phone (505) 989-7019 or email Garden[...]
5:30 pm Vamonos – Wellness Walk @ Larragoite Park
Vamonos – Wellness Walk @ Larragoite Park
Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
All wellness walks meet at 5:30 PM at Larragoite Park on Cristobal Colon to the Acequia Trail to Ashbaugh Park and back. One walk per month: May 26th June 23rd July 21st August 18th September[...]

2019 Annual Report