Donors save Galisteo Basin Preserve from foreclosure
Jul 28, 2018
The Galisteo Basin Preserve, one of Santa Fe’s most scenic natural areas, has a new lease on life thanks mainly to the intercession of a local foundation, the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust.

Foreclosure suit threatens Galisteo Basin Preserve
Feb 19, 2018
The Galisteo Basin Preserve, a 9,500-acre expanse of Puebloan relics, wildlife habitat and panoramic scenery that represents one of Santa Fe’s most innovative approaches to environmental protection, is living on borrowed time.

July 5, 2016
In its fifth year of grant-making to Commonweal Conservancy, REI announced an extraordinary gift of $15,000 to develop a new multi-use trail and improve trailhead access and parking at the Galisteo Basin Preserve. The Preserve’s trail network includes 26 miles of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails. Over the past ten years, the trails of the Preserve have grown in popularity to become one of the region’s most beloved recreational resources. According to recent surveys, the Preserve trails are enjoyed by more than 20,000 hikers, mountain-bikersand equestrians each year.

Pitching In: PNM Power Up grants boost nonprofits
Albuquerque Journal - July 28, 2014

July 22, 2014
The PNM Power UP Grant will support the construction of a 60-­seat outdoor amphitheater at the Galisteo Basin Preserve. The Power Up Grant initiative is a $500,000 investment in the communities PNM serves across the state. The purpose of the grant initiative is to fund innovative projects that improve the quality of life and help build stronger communities in New Mexico. The Foundation received over 100 Power Up grant proposals that ranged from building pocket parks and sports fields to revitalizing vacant lots and increasing wheelchair accessibility to recreation facilities.

July 10, 2014
In its third year of grant making to Commonweal Conservancy, REI recently announced a major gift of $15,000 to support the development of more than 5 miles of publicly accessible trails at the Galisteo Basin Preserve. Read more > [PDF file, 127K]

Reshaping the Clay of Santa Fe
Wall Street Journal - September 2013
Glints of glass and steel are appearing the New Mexico desert alongside traditional adobe homes...Charles and Marilyn Hertz moved into their custom-built contemporary home in the Galisteo Basin Preserve on the outskirts of Santa Fe. Read more > [PDF file, 1.7MB]

Galisteo Basin Preserve survives slump in housing market with mission to conserve land (PDF file)
Santa Fe New Mexican, May 27, 2013

Subdividing For Wildlife?
High Country News, May 28, 2012. Or download PDF [459 kb]

Design Like You Give A Damn [2]: Building Change From The Ground Up
Architecture for Humanity handbook featuring 100+ projects from around the world—including the Galisteo Basin Preserve—that includes design solutions addressing basic shelter, housing, education, health care, clean water, and renewable energy. Published May 1, 2012.

Hike the Galisteo Basin Preserve
"At Home Outdoors" blog on Santa, August 5, 2011

The Galisteo Wildway
Green Fire Times, May 2011

Integrative Conservation: Steps toward a practice of stewardship-based community development
Green Fire Times, November 2010

Back to the Land: Trends in Conservation Communities
Professional Builder, October 20, 2010

Conservation Communities: Creating Value with Nature, Open Space, and Agriculture
Urban Land Institute (ULI) book, published August 2010
- click here to read the ULI press release about Conservation Communities
- click here to purchase Conservation Communities through the ULI bookstore

Conscious Building: Down to Earth
Trend, Spring/Summer 2010, page 80

Meet New Mexico's newest hiking destination
Sunset, May 2010

Galisteo-area project merits consideration
Santa Fe New Mexican, February 7, 2010

Room to Move
Su Casa Magazine - Winter 2009
The Milders were the first residents to settle in the Galisteo Basin Preserve, a vast 19-square-mile property located roughly 13 miles south of Santa Fe, origianlly part of the Thornton Ranch. This savahhah grassland is mid-way through a phased land acquistion plan by Commonweal Conservancey, a Santa Fe nonprofit conservation-based community development organization. Read more > [PDF file, 2.9MB]

Preserve Project Moves Along
Journal Santa Fe/Albuquerque Journal, November 28, 2009

Go Toward the Light: New Mexico stargazing offers spectacular sights
Santa Fe Reporter, November 11, 2009

The Galisteo Basin Preserve + Village overview
Santa Fe Realty Partners' "All things real estate" with host Rey Post, KTRC Talk 1260, November 1, 2009

Ted Harrison's Passion: Greening Galisteo Basin
New Mexico Business Weekly, October 30, 2009

Arroyo restoration work with Earth Works Institute
Santa Fe Radio Café with host Mary-Charlotte, KSFR, October 14, 2009

The Galisteo Basin Preserve plans + programs
Local First Radio with host Vicki Pozzebon, KTRC Talk 1260, October 4, 2009

Case Study: West Basin Off-Grid House, Santa Fe, N.M., June 8, 2009

Four Santa Fe homes on 2009 Green Built Tour
Santa Fe New Mexican, May 3, 2009

County's open-space land rich in history
Santa Fe New Mexican, Saturday, April 11, 2009

Innovate: Developing to stop development
High Country News, March 16, 2009 (scroll down to the middle of the page for the GBP story)

Off-Grid Residence Helps Preserve New Mexico Ranch, February 25, 2009

2009 Responsible Development Awards: Residential: Milder House
Mountain Living, February 2009. Download PDF [184k]

Rethinking Our Practice
Santa Fe New Mexican, Sunday, February 1, 2009

On Location – Room to Move
Su Casa magazine, Winter 2009

Galisteo Basin Preserve featured in museum
New Mexico Business Weekly, Friday, October 24, 2008

Uncommon Ground
Santa Fean Magazine, October/November 2008 [PDF, 2.8M]

Conservation Easement Aims To Protect Galisteo Basin
New Mexico Business Weekly, Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Santa Fe's Buildings Get Greener
Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2008

In The Clear
Santa Fe New Mexican, April 28, 2008

Galisteo Basin Goes Green
Santa Fean Magazine, October/November 2007

New Mexico's Commonweal Conservancy Offers "New" Regional Preservation Model
The Planning Report, September 2007

Village Aiming To Be Green
Santa Fe New Mexican, August 1, 2007

Converging Frontiers: Varying Scales, Forms, and Motivations for Conservation Development
Urban Land Green, Spring 2007