Taos Land Trust and The Trust for Public Land invite you to participate in
The Taos County Community Conservation Plan and Enchanted Circle Conceptual Trail Plan
We are engaging in a community-driven planning effort to preserve and enhance the most important natural and cultural resources in our area. Over the next year, stakeholders will help us develop a Community Conservation Plan
and a Conceptual Trail Plan. We want to involve community members from diverse backgrounds and with diverse
interests including local cultural heritage, water quality, agriculture, business, recreation, and wildlife.
What is the Community Conservation Plan?
The Taos County Community Conservation Plan is a community-driven plan that will help us prioritize areas for
voluntary conservation. The Community Conservation Plan will be developed by joining community input with state-
of-the-art mapping software and computer modeling. Once community priorities are gauged and mapped, the plan
will help us to preserve and restore greenways, working lands and open space. The Community Conservation Plan
will be a central part of Taos Land Trust’s work moving forward, and will, hopefully, be used by other non-profits
and local governments to help ensure that conservation efforts reflect community values.
What is the Conceptual Trail Plan?
The Conceptual Trail Plan will cover the Enchanted Circle and some surrounding areas. Like the Community
Conservation Plan, it will involve combining community input with mapping software and computer modeling. The
Trail Plan will help identify the highest priority areas for connecting and expanding in-town and backcountry trail
systems – for both recreation and commuting. It will also be used to help develop an Enchanted Circle Trails and Parks Master Plan that will go beyond the scope of the Conceptual Trail Plan.
How can you get involved?
We want to hear from you! You can get involved by attending stakeholder meetings and sharing your views. We tarted hosting meetings during the summer of 2015, and there will be several more stakeholder meetings in 2016.
We have also conducted interviews, held focus groups and collected public input at grocery stores, farmer’s markets,
senior centers and Taos Pueblo’s San Geronimo Day. Hundreds of community members filled out our online survey
(which is now closed), letting us know which conservation and trail opportunities they value most.
Click the links below to read the minutes from our previous public meetings:
We hope to present the final report on these community-driven plans to the public sometime in November of 2016. If you would like to be informed so that you can attend the press conference, sign up for our email list here:
Questions? Please contact Taos Land Trust