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 43,000 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.

Upcoming Events

Oct
18
Mon
9:00 am Trail Work in the Santa Fe Canyo... @ Cerro Gordo Trailhead
Trail Work in the Santa Fe Canyo... @ Cerro Gordo Trailhead
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Trail Work in the Santa Fe Canyon Preserve @ Cerro Gordo Trailhead
Please join us as we clear the way for an accessible trail loop in the Santa Fe Canyon Preserve, working over the next few weeks with The Nature Conservancy, Ecotone Landscape Planning, and Rocket Ramps.[...]
Oct
20
Wed
9:00 am Trail Work in the Santa Fe Canyo... @ Cerro Gordo Trailhead
Trail Work in the Santa Fe Canyo... @ Cerro Gordo Trailhead
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Trail Work in the Santa Fe Canyon Preserve @ Cerro Gordo Trailhead
Please join us as we clear the way for an accessible trail loop in the Santa Fe Canyon Preserve, working over the next few weeks with The Nature Conservancy, Ecotone Landscape Planning, and Rocket Ramps.[...]
Oct
22
Fri
10:00 am Vamonos – Walk with Our Elders @ Bicentennial/Alto Park
Vamonos – Walk with Our Elders @ Bicentennial/Alto Park
Oct 22 @ 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[...]
Oct
23
Sat
10:00 am Vamonos Hikes
Vamonos Hikes
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
All hikes happen once a month on a Saturday at 10 am.  Locations vary for each hike. One hike per month, June through October: June 5th Vámonos Hike, National Trails Day & “Take a Kid[...]
May
8
Sun
all-day Bears Ears Guided Camping Trip @ Bears Ears National Monument
Bears Ears Guided Camping Trip @ Bears Ears National Monument
May 8 – May 13 all-day
Bears Ears Guided Camping Trip @ Bears Ears National Monument
Outings and Explorations Immerse Yourself in the Canyons, Cultural Sites & Rock Art of Southeastern Utah’s Cedar Mesa When Sunday, May 8 to Friday, May 13, 2022 Price:  $990         Deposit:  $200 ($460 tax-deductible) Leader:  Linda[...]

News

Last Chance to Speak Out

Last Chance to Speak Out

Last Chance for Comments on the Streetlight Conversion! Over 5,500 streetlights are slated to be converted to LED lights, which is great as far as saving energy is concerned. But the temperature of the lights is still to be determined, which is why we are concerned....

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Bursting Out of the Pandemic!

Bursting Out of the Pandemic!

Yesterday was a big day on the pandemic front with good news about masks for vaccinated people. Check out the CDCs new recommendations if you haven't seen them yet. Of course, the governor has to weigh in soon. Even though it is good news, I feel sort of like a rabbit...

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Preserving our Night Skies – Thank You!

Preserving our Night Skies – Thank You!

We are thrilled with the turnout for our Dark Skies earthLINES Online Chat last night, which featured Sam Finn, Peter Lipscomb, Francois-Marie Patorni, and Terry Smith.  What discussion!  We are so grateful for their time, expertise and passion for lighting that is...

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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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