2015 Santa Fe County Sustainable Growth Management Plan (SGMP), Santa Fe, New Mexico

Jurisdiction Name: Santa Fe County
State/Province: NM
Country: United States
Type of Government: County
Population: 148,750
Population Range: 50,000 to 249,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: plan
Year: 2015
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food production, community food security
Keywords: agricultural economy, collaboration, conservation easements, food security, general plan, growth, growth management, land use, local food system, ranch, ranching, sustainability, water conservation
Adopting Government Department(s):

Santa Fe Board of County Commissioners

Lead Implementing Entity(s): County of Santa Fe Departments
Support Entity(s):


Funding Amount: $73,297 to Growth Management/Planning department for community planner
Funding Sources: Santa Fe County
Policy Outcome(s):

The Santa Fe County Sustainable Growth Management Plan contains 15 chapters and corresponding goals, as well as policies and strategies, to chart the future of development in the county while providing a high quality of life and protecting natural resources in the area. Although chapter 4 of plan focuses on agriculture and ranching, the two fields are integral parts of the county’s livelihood. Therefore, agriculture appears throughout the plan in reference to economic development, social and community sustainability, and resource (i.e., land, soil and water) conservation. In regards to food systems, three primary goals of plan are to: 1) preserve, support, promote and revitalize agriculture and ranching as critical components of the local economy, culture and character; 2) support local food systems and food security; and 3) preserve and support community-based agriculture as an important part of the county’s heritage and agricultural sustainability. Each goal is followed by sets of policies and strategies for implementation.

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1