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New Mexico Land Conservancy
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Our Mission: Preserving New Mexico’s land heritage by helping people conserve the places they love.

Whether you are a New Mexico native, a transplant or a frequent visitor, one of the things you love most about this state is the beauty and character of its land. It nurtures an amazing variety of species and its unique scenic beauty captivates residents and draws tourists from all over the world. The land is the foundation of the New Mexico experience.

In 2002, the New Mexico Land Conservancy was formed to help preserve this land heritage. To date, NMLC has conserved more than 153,000 acres of land throughout the state at community, watershed and landscape scales.  We call that a good start, but our plans for the future are bigger. We’ve set an ambitious 25-year goal of expanding that to one million acres by 2037.

How will we meet our goal? By partnering with others who share the same passion and vision to keep New Mexico the “Land of Enchantment,” and the same desire to preserve its resources for the benefit and enjoyment of local communities, the public and future generations of New Mexicans.

New Mexicans trust us to preserve the land they love. We invite you to join us in ensuring that the heritage we have received is the legacy we leave.






Join our Team! NMLC seeks a Communications Intern

New Mexico Land Conservancy seeks a self-starter to assist the Development Coordinator and staff on a variety of communications and public relations activities including writing, graphic design, digital communications, social media, website updates and logistics. We are looking for a skilled and motivated team player to help develop professional collateral materials, produce NMLC publications and manage social media activities. The position reports to the the Development Coordinator and works closely with other staff, but supervises no staff. Click "Read More" for a full job description and instructions on how to apply.


Support NMLC by using your debit or credit card!

What if there was a really easy new way to give your spare change to support land conservation around the state? Now there is! Go to:


Congress Makes Tax Incentive Permanent!

From our friends at the Land Trust Alliance: In a strong bipartisan action, the Senate voted 65-33 to pass the bill that will make the tax incentive for conservation easement donations permanent.


NMLC’s Fall/Winter Newsletter is Here!

Catch up on all the NMLC news: expanding our presence in Southern New Mexico, completing key conservation easements, growing our Board and staff, and honoring a Northeastern New Mexico rancher. Check it out here


NMLC Annual Celebration Honors Rancher Greg Moore

NMLC's 4th annual Corazon de la Tierra was a festive, country fair event celebrating 13 years of land conservation in New Mexico and honoring Wagon Mound Rancher Greg Moore.