Current Initiatives

  • Rio Fernando Park

    The Taos Land Trust is beginning the process of revitalizing a 20-acres of wetland and agricultural land next to Fred Baca Park. This project will revitalize a section of the Rio Fernando River, bring an acequia back to life, and restore the once-productive agricultural lands of this property.
  • Community Conservation

    From acequia associations who have proved vigilant stewards of the land and water for centuries, to ranchers who have chosen to restore their grasslands, much of our community has worked to preserve our landscapes and livelihoods for years.

Our Second Annual New Mexico Matanza Fiesta at Rio Fernando Park!

On Saturday evening October 6th, 120 of our closest friends joined us at Rio Fernando Park in Taos to celebrate the completion of our year-long master planning process for the park. And it was quite a party! A “matanza” is an old tradition here in northern New Mexico. Typically taking place in the fall, matanza is an old Spanish word that literally means “slaughtering the pig“. “Matar” is the Spanish word for “to kill”. The word matanza refers to the whole process of killing, preparing, cooking and eating the pig. For our traditional New Mexico matanza we started a week before the event…cause this is a heck of a lot of work! And for the second year in a row the land trust staff, board and volunteers ...

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“I want to see a park where the public can easily feel like this is their space. I want to see a park with equitable access. Walking space, places for youth to hang out. I want to see a park with edible fruit trees where people can stop off for a snack. I want to see a park where our youth are involved. I know there has been a talk about a lot of agricultural activities. But let’s make sure that is kid focused. I’d love it if there was an after school agricultural club where the kids can take those veggies home, maybe sell them at the market.” – Anonymous, Town of Taos