Become a Friend of the Preserve! Help us ensure that the Galisteo Basin Preserve’s trails and open spaces remain safe, beautiful, and accessible for decades to come!

The open space and trails at the Galisteo Basin Preserve (GBP) are nonprofit-owned community resources. To maintain them—and keep them safely open and available to the public—we partner with people like you who love this landscape.

Commonweal Conservancy’s Friends of the Preserve program is a community of dedicated volunteers who help care for the recreation, wildlife, water, scenic, and cultural resources of the Galisteo Basin Preserve.

Friends of the Preserve:

  • Help maintain GBP hiking, biking, and equestrian trails;

  • Engage in land restoration activities at the GBP;

  • Advocate for open space protection and the respectful use of GBP public spaces;

  • Champion the values of the GBP to family, friends, and other community members;

  • Cultivate a growing community of land stewards by inviting others to become Friends; and

  • Help fund important stewardship work in the GBP.

In addition to the stewardship training and experience you will enjoy as a participant in this program, Friends of the Preserve receive invitations to special preserve events (e.g., mountain bike rides, guided hikes, land restoration activities, presentations about Galisteo Basin Preserve cultural, geological and habitat values). It’s a great way to forge new friendships, build new skills and deepen your connection to the GBP.

Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.