Photo: Puerto Nambé in the Pecos Wilderness, circa 2003. Credit: © Scott Swearingen

2020 was an unusual year that forced us at SFCT to pivot on a dime and be as responsive as we could be to changing circumstances.  You came right along with us, and I cannot thank you enough for your generous support of our work.  There were two foundations that offered to match donations up to $50,000 at the end of 2020, and we brought in $70,000 in generous gifts!  Thank you all so much for making those matches possible.

We closed on four conservation easements in 2020 that added another 407 acres to the 42,000 acres we already protect.  Plus we were given a 300-acre property that we envision as a conservation showcase that, once under a conservation easement, will include public access trails and give landowners opportunities to learn about land restoration.  We anticipate the grand opening of this property towards the middle of the year.

In 2020, as people poured outside to enjoy our local trails, you stepped forward to help us continue our trails maintenance work when the City had to cut our contract due to the financial impact of the pandemic.  Between your generous support and that of two local foundations, we were able to provide our trail maintenance services pro-bono to the City.  The coronavirus demanded that we use smaller, socially distanced groups for maintenance, but still we exceeded 500 hours of volunteer labor on the trails in 2020!

We look forward this year to starting up our community programs again to ensure equitable access to the great outdoors.  And you’ll soon find out about our upcoming efforts to identify safe routes to school for all K-8 students in the Santa Fe school district.  Plus we are looking forward to having some Insider Tours later in the year, and another star gazing event in the Fall.  Lots on the docket for 2021!

Thanks to your support, we are now in our 28th year, and SFCT continues to improve the quality of everyone’s life one acre at a time and through our many programs.  We will be here for the long haul to protect and defend our quality of life for future generations to enjoy.

Let’s continue this momentum in 2021.  SFCT is poised to make some big impacts in the coming year, and we appreciate all you do to help.



Sarah Noss
Executive Director



Welcome to our newest Business Partner, Shiprock!

Bring a little Banff into your life

Are you hunkering down this weekend?  Why not get inspired, explore the mountain world and have a wild adventure from home!

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is back and online with all new award-winning films and audience favorites! Hot on the heels of the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, the 2020/21 online tour is hitting the VIRTUAL road (so to speak).

Gripping action, outdoor escapades, personal quests, environment, culture – it’s all here to get you jazzed and help you feel like you are with the Banff-loving crowds at the Lensic once again.


Photos by Tony Bonanno.

Grab a cocktail and some food; get in front of the biggest screen you can find at home; and get ready for the ride!

Single program (7-8 films): $15 (3-day rental period)
Bundle (2 programs): $28 (14-day rental period)

Purchase a program or bundle through SFCT’s exclusive link and you will be helping us by doing so; SFCT receives a portion of the sales.

We are so grateful to our Banff Sponsors Sponsors:

Please be sure to let them know you are a Banff fan.

Thank You to this Year’s Sponsors:

Atalaya Platinum Sponsors


Galisteo Basin Gold Sponsors

David & Pam Fleischaker


Jerry Meyer and Nina Zingale


Sun Mountain Silver Sponsors

Allegra Print and Imaging

Bristol Family Law

City Different Dentistry

Julie Martinez, MD and Patrick Samora, MD

Landseer Management

RKW Enterprises

Rothstein Donatelli LLP

The Running Hub

Santa Fe Prep

Santa Fe Reporter

Santa Fe Title Company

The Simons Firm

Southwest Care Center

Strogard Enterprises

Taos Ski Valley

Ulrich Investment Consultants

Arroyo Hondo Bronze Sponsors

Academy for the Love of Learning

The Broken Spoke

Fire and Hops

Sean Gallagher, Morgan Stanley

Integration Therapy

La Fonda on the Plaza

Land of Enchantment Guides

Mountain Kids!

Neptune Fish Jerky

Positive Energy Solar

Santa Fe Endodontics

Santa Fe Family and Functional Medicine

Santa Fe Film Office

Second Street Brewery


Karen Wolfe-Mattison, Sotheby’s International Realty

2020 Newsletter /
2019 Annual Report

Have you seen our latest newsletter?  It’s a celebration of the trails that sustain us, plus a look at the lands we have recently protected.  Check it out!




New Charitable Giving Tax Deduction

One very positive outgrowth of the current situation is that the long quest for a “universal” charitable contribution deduction has finally been fulfilled.  Historically, a charitable contribution tax deduction has been available only to taxpayers who were willing to itemize their taxes. The CARES Act, however, changes that. Moving forward, even those of you who opt for the standard deduction in lieu of itemizing will be able to claim a charitable contribution deduction, up to $300. More information can be found here.

Also emerging as a result of the CARES Act for some of you is the $1,200 stimulus payment.  If you find that you can spare some portion of that, please consider contributing it to SFCT, and its continued pursuit of future, enriching conservation transactions.

You too can play a role in leaving a legacy!


SFCT depends on the generosity of the community to fund our work.  SFCT partners with our community to keep northern New Mexico’s living lands and people flourishing together.  We protect environmentally significant landscapes, ignite people’s passion for nature and enable the continual regeneration of our healthy place.  If you believe in our mission, please make a donation today!