The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico

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New Mexico’s PNM Puts Sweat Equity into Santa Fe Canyon Preserve

In 2000, PNM donated open space to establish the Santa Fe Canyon Preserve. © Jackie Hall/TNC

Years of restoration and conservation work has turned what was once the center of Santa Fe’s hydroelectric industry into a natural oasis.  © Kerry Brophy Lloyd/TNC

As part of Earth Week in April, the Conservancy’s New Mexico chapter hosted a volunteer work day for employees of PNM. © Robert Martin/TNC

Twenty volunteers outfitted in gloves and work boots rolled up their sleeves to help improve conditions on the preserve. © Robert Martin/TNC

Volunteers like this one removed brush and conducted trail maintenance. © Robert Martin/TNC

A crew secures fencing to protect cottonwoods from resourceful beavers.  © Robert Martin/TNC

“We believe in the work The Nature Conservancy does throughout our state,” says PNM Vice President Chris Olson. “Their science-based conservation work provides solutions that protect important lands and waterways we all depend on.” © Robert Findling/TNC


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