P.O. Box 888
Placitas, NM

Placitas photo by Julie Denison

Coronado Soil and Water Conservation District land use plan available for review. Comments due January 16

New gravel mines to be proposed for Placitas! How they will affect YOU (click here for details)

Early warning pipeline leak detection system proposed in Placitas (click here for details)

Did you know Placitas has its very own FM radio station? Listen to KUPR, 99.9 on your FM dial, or streaming on the internet! (click here for details)


our mission

Our goal is to protect open space, restore riparian watersheds, promote recreational, educational and rural activities, and engage the members of our community in appreciating the environmental and cultural richness of this area. We work with residents, land owners, developers and others to ensure Placitas retains its quality of life, adequate and clean water, clean air, dark skies, plant and animal diversity, scenic views, sites of archaeological significance, and opportunities to learn about and enjoy our surroundings.


LPA organizes a number of activities in which you can participate. Educational hikes, led by experts which feature birding, native plants, local history and archeology, offer Placitas residents an opportunity to learn about the interesting and unique features of the beautiful high desert.  A newsletter detailing the events is distributed every March using the Sandoval Signpost's mailing list.

Our annual Star Party is a family favorite -- offering both parents and children an opportunity to study the night sky and to appreciate the intrinsic value of "dark skies", with the assistance of knowledgeable amateur astronomers from the Albuquerque Astronomical Society.

membership and financial support

LPA needs your personal encouragement, your participation in our activities, and your financial support.

We invite you to become a part of this worthwhile effort by becoming a member and sending us a donation. We offer several levels of membership; one may be perfect for you and your family.

NEW! Purchase a membership or donate ONLINE via our Membership page.

Or use use our mail-in membership form.

Our impact and our ability to continue to preserve the Placitas lifestyle are limited without the involvement of people who embrace our fragile legacy. We value the contributions of both our members and our volunteers. We would love to include you in both categories!