The landscape surrounding the southern San Juan – Rio Grande region of Colorado and New Mexico is a matrix of public, private, and tribal lands. In order to accomplish our broader objective of conservation in this spectacular landscape, we are working with the following partners from the state and federal government, tribes, local governments, foundations, and non-governmental organizations.

Public Sector

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture: San Juan National Forest, Carson National Forest, Rio Grande National Forest
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture: NRCS – NM and CO
  • U.S. Department of Interior: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – Partners for Fish & Wildlife – CO and NM
  • U.S. Department of Interior: Bureau of Reclamation
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
  • Colorado State Forestry
  • NM State Forestry Department
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Upper Chama Soil and Water Conservation District
  • NM Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts


  • Jicarilla-Apache Nation
  • Jicarilla Apache Utility Authority
  • Southern Ute Indian Tribe 

Non-Governmental Organizations

  • Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
  • Trout Unlimited
  • San Juan Citizens Alliance
  • Rocky Mountain Wild
  • San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council
  • Western Environmental Law Center
  • The Conservation Fund
  • Colorado Outfitters Association
  • Colorado State University: Center for Collaborative Conservation
  • NM Land Conservancy
  • Western Landowners Alliance
  • Unique Places Southwest
  • Rio Grande Restoration – Rio Chama Flow Project
  • The Nature Conservancy – Rio Grande Water Fund
  • San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership
  • Creative Healing Arts Center
  • FireWise
  • Forest Guild
  • Colorado Cattlemens’ Agricultural Land Trust

Local Governments

  • Archuleta County, CO
  • Rio Arriba County, NM
  • Village of Chama


  • Groundtruth Geographics
  • Unique Places LLC