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SFCT E-Newsletter 4/17/2020

SFCT E-Newsletter 4/17/2020

Santa Fe continues to flatten the curve.  Good work everyone!  We've got to keep social distancing and stay at home for a while because the numbers continue to climb throughout our beloved New Mexico.  I am not sure about you, but I started feeling a bit down in the...

SFCT E-Newsletter 4/8/2020

SFCT E-Newsletter 4/8/2020

We just wanted to send out some love to all of you who are doing such a great job of social distancing and staying at home right now in support of our healthcare providers, health facilities and the most vulnerable among us. It is clear that this could go on for a...

CARES Act brings changes to charitable giving

As part of the CARES Act, changes to tax benefits were made to incentivize charitable giving. $300 Cash Contribution Deduction. Beginning in 2020 and each year thereafter (this is not limited to only 2020), individuals can take a $300 above-the-line deduction for cash...

Ideas for Social Distancing . . . Get Outside!

Ideas for Social Distancing . . . Get Outside!

Arroyo Hondo Open Space. Photo by Billy Johnson. Dear Friend, I wanted to give you a few quick updates: SFCT is working remotely We will be working remotely until April 6th May 1st.  Please feel free to leave us messages at our work phone number if you need us, and we...

Partnership protects important lands in the Galisteo Basin Preserve

Partnership protects important lands in the Galisteo Basin Preserve

Santa Fe Conservation Trust and the Commonweal Conservancy have completed the permanent conservation of 315 acres of significant natural lands in the Galisteo Basin, furthering the protection of one of the largest undeveloped areas south of Santa Fe.  Considered among...

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

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