New Mexico's Heritage
From economically important working farms and ranches that produce our food to the essential watersheds that we rely on for our drinking water, urban and rural people alike have a large stake in the preservation of our land heritage across the state.
“The hope of the future lies not in curbing the influence of human occupancy – it is already too late for that – but in creating a better understanding of the extent of that influence and a new ethic for its governance.”
― Aldo Leopold
Why Land Conservation
New Mexico is unique, considered by many 'The Land of Enchantment.'
From the small, rural farm communities along the Rio Grande, to the scenic, legacy ranches that stretch out for miles . . . from the mountains to the sweeping shortgrass prairies and red rock deserts, New Mexico is steeped in natural and cultural heritage, richly diverse and beautiful.
Development is accelerating throughout the West. New Mexico’s future depends on the actions taken today.
That’s why, at the New Mexico Land Conservancy, land conservation is a priority. As the only statewide land trust serving New Mexico, NMLC directs a significant portion of its resources to proactively conserving high conservation-value and productive agricultural land throughout the state.