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 45,000 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

Aug
17
Wed
8:30 am La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, Junction 22 Trailhead
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, Junction 22 Trailhead
Aug 17 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
La Tierra Trails Work Day @ La Tierra Trails, Junction 22 Trailhead | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Come help SFCT volunteers work on La Tierra Trails on behalf of the City of Santa Fe. Bring work boots, long pants/shirt sleeves, sun protection, snacks, and water.  I’ll bring the tools! If you haven’t[...]
5:30 pm Vámonos – Wellness Walk @ Larragoite Park
Vámonos – Wellness Walk @ Larragoite Park
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
5/25 – Wellness Walk from Larragoite Park to Railyard Park. 6/22 – Wellness Walk from Larragoite Park to Ashbaugh Park 7/20 – Wellness Walk from Larragoite Park to Railyard Park. 8/17 – Wellness Walk from[...]
Aug
26
Fri
10:00 am Vámonos – Walk with our Elders @ MEG Senior Center
Vámonos – Walk with our Elders @ MEG Senior Center
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Take a Walk with our Elders Meet at the MED Senior Center for a walk through the Bicentennial/Alto Park (1121 Alto St.) All walks are free and open to the public. No registration is required,[...]
Aug
27
Sat
8:30 am The Conservation Homestead Resto...
The Conservation Homestead Resto...
Aug 27 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
The Conservation Homestead Restoration Workday
The Conservation Homestead Restoration Workday Saturday, August 27th 8:30 AM – 3 PM Participants will learn restoration techniques and help install simple structures that will kickstart regeneration to reverse land degradation over time —including one rock dams,[...]
Sep
3
Sat
9:00 am Vámonos Hike – Nature Scavenger ... @ Arroyo Hondo Open Space
Vámonos Hike – Nature Scavenger ... @ Arroyo Hondo Open Space
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join SFCT for a Vámonos Hike at the Arroyo Hondo Open Space (AHOS) for a Nature Scavenger Hunt. Meet at the Upper trailhead (Old Agua Fria Rd. East) at the AHOS for a moderate hike[...]

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News

Banff Tickets on Sale Now!

Banff Tickets on Sale Now!

Banff Mountain Film Festival TicketsON SALE NOW! Watch Banff on a HUGE screen while being outdoors yourself!Enjoy NEW films from the Banff Centre Mountain World Tour September 7th  BANFF TURQUOISE PROGRAM (8 films – 2 hr 22 min)​ ​ TURQUOISE PROGRAM BUY TICKETS...

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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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