Founded in 2002, NMLC is working to preserve New Mexico’s unique and diverse land heritage for conservation purposes and the benefit of local communities, the public, and future generations.
Our work is based on a deep respect for private property rights.
We adhere to the established best standards and practices of the land trust industry. Everything we do — landowner relations, field work, stewardship, and monitoring — respects both the land and private property rights.
New Mexico Land Conservancy is an accredited, statewide, non-profit Land Trust
Our Strategic Priorities
of private land in targeted, ecologically important areas throughout the state and portions of southeast Arizona
through outreach and communication to raise public awareness of – and appreciation for – the critical need for conservation
to help increase statewide support for conservation and to ensure NMLC’s viability and sustainability as a statewide land trust
Our NMLC Headquarters
The Petchesky Conservation Center – A gift of a lifetime, A New Mexico Legacy
Located in the heart of the Community College District on Santa Fe’s south side, the Petchesky Conservation Center was formerly the ranch home of Gene and Jane Petchesky. A passionate conservationist, Jane Petchesky donated the ranch house and 262 acres of land – 240 acres of which were already under conservation easement – to NMLC in February of 2009 to serve as our headquarters in support of our mission. The property also includes a trail easement along Arroyo Hondo that Jane granted to Santa Fe County in 2005. The trail will be part of a large trail system planned by the Santa Fe County Trails and Open Space Division for the Community College district.