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Porter Tract

Porter tract

map of Porter Tract

Area:  NO, CEN

Size:  65 acres

Location:  Santa Fe County

Eco-Region:  Southern Rocky Mountains

Conservation Values:  Agriculture, Scenic Open Space, Wildlife Habitat

Type of Project:  Donated Conservation Easement

Date Completed:  December, 2007

The Porter Tract is situated on the flank of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains outside Tesuque Village. The property’s upper elevations consist of mixed stands of piñon-juniper and associated wildlife including mule deer, elk and coyote.  The property is unique in that in addition to intact forests, the land boasts highly productive agricultural soils and associated water rights used for cultivation of hay, orchards and other agricultural activities. The Porter Tract represents the quintessential New Mexico landscape, irrigated bottomlands under a deciduous canopy, flanked by native forested ecosystems.