El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Association (CARTA)

Mailing Address: PO Box 15162, Las Cruces, NM 88004
County of Location: Dona Ana
Phone: (575) 528-8267
NTEE Code: A- Arts, Culture and Humanities
Mission Statement:

CARTA was founded to facilitate goodwill, cooperation and understanding among communities; and to promote the education, conservation and protection of the multicultural and multiethnic history and traditions associated with the living El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro trail.

Primary Programs:

Quarterly Chronicles of the Trail journal, listserve announcements and alerts, biennial Symposium, hands-on volunteer and internship opportunities, Challenge-Cost-Share grant projects,historical research, Speakers' Bureau, Insiders' Tours, partnering with local, state, and federal partners, membership in the Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS), and participation in National History Day. Top priorities: Increasing and diversifying membership; identifying, protecting, preserving and promoting El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail and El Camino Real Scenic Byway; and ensuring organizational sustainability. Current and upcoming projects include Documentary Filmmaking Workshops for Youths, participation in Heritage Preservation Month, and the development of a U.S. - Mexico Cultural Landscapes Documentation Training Program. CARTA is funded through the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service as a non-profit, volunteer, Trail support membership association. We participate in Tribal Listening Sessions, and we work with Student Conservation Association volunteers. Please follow us on our website and Facebook pages at www.caminorealcarta.org. We have a 13-member Board. We welcome members and volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. We also have a lot of fun! If you're interested in history, and have a passion for the outdoors, please join and help us create economic development opportunities through heritage tourism. Please join CARTA!

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $24,999 or less
Personnel: 1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director:

Jean Fulton

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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