We’re your local land trust, dedicated to preserving the spirit of place among the landscapes of northern New Mexico. We protect open spaces and critical wildlife habitat, create trails, and protect the traditional landscapes of our diverse cultures.
By providing tools for private landowners to take conservation into their own hands, we have protected over 30,000 acres in Santa Fe and adjoining counties so far – from small streamside meadows, to entire ranches, to the Ortiz Mountain Preserve. Our founding director, Dale Ball, created the trail system named in his honor and under the guidance of our Director Emeritus, Stewart Udall, we began the Santa Fe Rail Trail creation process.
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.