Purgatoire Valley Foundation

A photograph of Picketwire Canyon in the Comanche National Grassland

Our vision is a community surrounded by an environmentally responsible landscape, vibrant with healthy natural resources and abundant wildlife, protected in perpetuity by conservation easements, and dedicated to improving environmental education.

Who We Are

The Purgatoire Valley Foundation was formed believing that investing in youth and education is one of our best strategies to protect and improve our natural environment. 

What We Believe

We consider stewardship of natural resources to be a personal responsibility and we pledge to preserve, protect and enhance our natural resources to the best of our abilities.

What We Do


PVF has developed ways to complement and advance successful environmental initiatives in the Purgatoire River watershed as well as become a leader in developing new environmental initiatives such as the Trinidad Water Festival and an Environmental Scholarship program, both of which are in collaboration with the Culebra Range Community Coalition.

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Collaborations include local area land owners, conservation organizations, governmental agencies, educational institutions, and area non-profits.

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  • Linda C. Black
  • Sophie Black
  • Brad Cabot
  • Grant Parker
  • Bob Philbin