Professional Services


Commonweal's professional services include:

  • market assessment and site selection for complex conservation and community development initiatives
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) modeling
  • site planning and programming
  • negotiation, project management, and financing services
  • facilitation of community dialogue and public outreach
  • design services to promote environmentally sustainable land use and construction practices
  • land restoration planning and project management
  • alliance building among conservation and community development organizations
  • working with landowners to create conservation easements and applying for New Mexico land conservation tax credits

The Galisteo Basin Preserve in northern New Mexico is Commonweal's flagship conservation initiative. It illustrates the range of our capabilities and ambitions. A large-scale conservation development designed to protect a vast expanse of wildlife habitat, recreation lands, and scenic open space, the Galisteo Basin Preserve will create a carefully sited, environmentally sensitive community with tangible economic and social benefits. Learn more about this project. You can explore the project's website at

If you're interested in how Commonweal might be able to help your community or organization, feel free to contact us.