Protecting Nature. Preserving Life.
Working for more than three decades to preserve New Mexico’s landscapes and waterways.
Over the past 30 years, The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico has worked to preserve 1.4 million acres of the state's landscapes and waterways. Included in those acres are the Conservancy’s six preserves in the state, three of which are open to the public.
Working with others, we've also influenced the protection of land and water management on an additional 18 million acres, hold voluntary land conservation easements on more than half a million acres, and are currently working on groundbreaking strategies to address climate change.
Despite these successes, we still have much left to do. Climate change, oil and gas development, poorly managed growth and fire suppression all threaten our priority lands and waters, and our New Mexican way of life.
These challenges require that all of us begin working together to reach common solutions. More than ever before, we must find innovative ways to ensure that nature can continue to provide the food, clean water, energy and other services our growing population depends upon for survival.
Our vision is to leave a sustainable world for future generations of New Mexicans. And, now is a time of opportunity—a time to move conservation from the sidelines of global priorities to the center of the world stage—because human wellbeing depends on a healthy, diverse environment. We hope you will help us in our work to achieve lasting results for both people and nature.