The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico is excited to announce a series of nature hikes at the Santa Fe Canyon Preserve. Located a few minutes from Santa Fe’s historic downtown, the preserve is an oasis of flowers, willows, deer, bear and beaver.
Robert Martin, the Conservancy’s stewardship ecologist, will lead the nature hikes. Robert brings a wealth of nature knowledge to the trail with a background in agriculture, education and biology. The avid outdoorsman also spent 20 years ranching and farming in New Mexico.
“I love to be outdoors and teach people about all of the cool things nature does for people” says Martin. “During our nature hikes, I’ll share the scoop on our northern leopard frog project and tell folks about the latest restoration projects at the Preserve.”
Hikers will also get an overview and historical perspective of the preserve, which opened in 2002. Plus, they’ll burn a few calories and have fun!
“When people get outside, they’re happier and healthier,” adds Martin. “These hikes are a great way to introduce the Preserve to the local community as a place to play and learn.”
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The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.