Protecting Land, Trails, and Skies in Northern New Mexico

Saving Land. For Everyone. Forever.

New Mexico’s stunning, untouched landscapes—the life–supporting lands essential for healthy wildlife, clean air, pure water, and food–producing soils—are rapidly disappearing. The Santa Fe Conservation Trust is helping to create a network of natural, open lands in and around our communities, forever protected for all living creatures. By providing landowners with tools to place their lands into voluntary conservation status, we now oversee the protection of more than 42,000 acres in northern New Mexico.

The Santa Fe Conservation Trust partners with our community to keep northern New Mexico’s living lands and people flourishing together. We protect culturally and environmentally significant landscapes, ignite people’s passion for nature and enable the continual regeneration of our healthy place. We envision a future where everyone in northern New Mexico cherishes nature and works to preserve it for this and future generations.

We are a private non-profit organization, supported by the generosity of hundreds of people who share our passion- a healthy environment sustaining a healthy community. Learn more about the Santa Fe Conservation Trust and ways you can join us in our efforts to save the enchantment of Northern New Mexico.

Please consider making a donation today.

Vámonos walks start on May 18th!

Text “sfwalks” to
(833) 243-6033
for reminders

Or visit the Vamonos home page for all the info HERE.

News

City Streetlight Conversion

City Streetlight Conversion

Roundtable Discussion on Responsible Lighting for Santa FeThursday, April 29th, at 6:30 pm Join four local residents who have been tracking the conversion of Santa Fe’s streetlights to energy-saving LEDs. You'll learn how various kinds of outdoor lighting can impact...

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Get Involved for Earth Day and Night Skies

Get Involved for Earth Day and Night Skies

​Dear friend, Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd. How will you celebrate? One way you can celebrate is by supporting our work. Every single day, SFCT works to preserve biodiversity by protecting important habitat for rare and threatened species; our work helps to...

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Important Update on City Streetlights

Important Update on City Streetlights

The City Council is moving forward tonight to approve a contract to convert 2,060 streetlights to energy-efficient LED light bulbs, part of a preliminary plan to convert 3,500 streetlights across the City.  This is a laudable effort which will save the City on energy...

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Join us for this free and informative chat

Join us for this free and informative chat

This Wednesday, March 31 at 6:30pm FREE EVENT!Join these two outspoken NM conservation advocates, activists, and change-makers as they discuss answers to the questions below and to your questions as well!  Kevin is Executive Director of the Southwest Environmental...

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SFCT is Hiring!

SFCT is Hiring!

CONSERVATION SPECIALIST Santa Fe Conservation Trust (SFCT) seeks a detail-oriented, creative, collaborative, and experienced professional to manage the acquisition of lands and conservation easements and to assist with the stewardship of those already in SFCT’s...

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Instructions on Not Giving Up

Instructions on Not Giving Up

Tomorrow is the first day of spring.  What a relief!  This wasn't the easiest winter to live through.  Slow down for a minute to take this moment in.  Here's a poem to set the tone for the change in seasons.  Instructions on Not Giving Up Ada Limón -1976- More than...

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Upcoming Events

Jun
12
Sat
8:00 am Galisteo Basin Erosion Control @ Meet at Cottonwood Trailhead
Galisteo Basin Erosion Control @ Meet at Cottonwood Trailhead
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come learn erosion control techniques from a master, and put what you have learned to work with a team of volunteers in the Galisteo Basin.  We are starting early to avoid the heat, and will[...]
Jun
15
Tue
6:00 pm Vamonos – Take a Walk on the Sou... @ Southside Library
Vamonos – Take a Walk on the Sou... @ Southside Library
Jun 15 @ 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[...]
Jun
18
Fri
8:00 am Galisteo Basin Erosion Control @ Meet at Cottonwood Trailhead
Galisteo Basin Erosion Control @ Meet at Cottonwood Trailhead
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come learn erosion control techniques from a master, and put what you have learned to work with a team of volunteers in the Galisteo Basin.  We are starting early to avoid the heat, and will[...]
Jun
19
Sat
8:00 am Galisteo Basin Erosion Control @ Meet at Cottonwood Trailhead
Galisteo Basin Erosion Control @ Meet at Cottonwood Trailhead
Jun 19 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come learn erosion control techniques from a master, and put what you have learned to work with a team of volunteers in the Galisteo Basin.  We are starting early to avoid the heat, and will[...]
Jun
23
Wed
5:30 pm Vamonos – Wellness Walk @ Larragoite Park
Vamonos – Wellness Walk @ Larragoite Park
Jun 23 @ 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[...]

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