“What do you do with your grief?  What do you do with your loss? . . . What do we do with species going extinct?
What do we do with nude mountains?”

– excerpt from AT THE PRECIPICE

DECEMBER 9   ∙   6:30PM

We hope you marked this unique and very special opportunity in your calendar for next Wednesday!  An informed and up-front conversation about the truth of climate change in New Mexico – in the broadest sense – between two notable environmental authors, including one of the founders of SFCT, Bill deBuys.

Bill & Laura have been published & reviewed, collectively, in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Orion, The Washington Post, Audubon, High Country News, National Geographic Online, The Nature Conservancy Magazine, and more.


“By then it was all too clear to me:  There was no running away from the issues of drought, fire, insect outbreaks, and climate change.  Even the backcountry bears the signs of changes.  Especially the backcountry.”
– Laura Paskus, AT THE PRECIPICE


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!






AARP says that 6 in 10 Americans don’t have a will or an estate plan, yet the coronavirus is also making people realize that anything can happen at any time.  If you are working to fill this gap in your life, consider this:  Does your connection to the land sustain, enrich and inspire you?  Are you concerned about access to nature for your children and grandchildren?  Including SFCT in your will is easy to do and will ensure that the land, trails and skies of northern New Mexico will be protected for future generations.  More info is in this planned giving guide.

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.

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!