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.

New Mexico Envirothon 2019 at Rio Fernando Park

Last week, on a blustery spring day at Rio Fernando Park, students assembled in teams from Taos High School and Peñasco High School to compete against one another in applied environmental knowledge. Sponsored locally by Taos Soil and Water Conservation District and hosted by the Taos Land Trust, the national Envirothon competition celebrates its 30th year as a hands-on environmental problem solving competition for high school students in the United States and Canada. Students complete classroom and field-based training and subsequent testing in five natural resource categories: soils and land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife and a current environmental issue which changes each year. Hosting the New Mexico Envirothon 2019 is part of our core mission to support environmental education in our community. (Please support our work to improve educational and employment opportunities for our our. DONATE ONLINE NOW)

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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