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.

Taos Land Trust Staff Environmental Book Recommendations 2019 !

It may in fact be almost March but its still a new year. And for those of you still hanging on desperately to your New Year’s resolution to read MORE books and read BETTER books we’re here to help. After some painstaking and heart-wrenching research here in the Taos Land Trust office we’ve come up with our staff’s TOP environmental book recommendations for 2019. Take a look!   Michelle Heinrich our Operations Manager and Conservation Easement Guru suggests: Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb Admittedly, beavers are a naturally fun subject, but Ben Goldfarb’s engaging writing makes them even more fascinating. Goldfarb blends history, biology, travel, and ecology – with a large dose of humor – to take the reader on a compelling journey into the lives, habits, and history of Castor canadensis and their European cousins. Beavers are an important keystone species, but the ...

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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