Supporting Sandia Ranger District Since 1997

If you are a hiker, mountain biker, cross-country skier, trail runner, or you just enjoy being in the Sandias, you know that our mountain is one of nature’s special gifts. Have you ever wondered what you could do to help protect them? Do you want to learn more about the animals and plants you find there? Do you like to meet people who share your concern for the Sandia and Manzanita Mountains?

Welcome! Please explore our website to learn more about the goals and many activities of the Friends of the Sandia Mountains (FOSM). Be sure to visit our Projects page to look for volunteer opportunities that match your interests and abilities.

Notices and Highlights

  • Registration is open for 2023 Snowshoe event (see below.)
  • KOB-TV features our trail construction crew. (See below.)
  • Check out our many volunteer opportunities.
  • Become the leader of our paint crew.
  • Watch KOB TV video about FOSM.
  • Watch One Albuquerque Volunteer Series video about FOSM.
  • Read about our history, strategic plan, awards, and board of directors.

Announcing the 19th Sandia Snowshoe Classic

January 21, 2023

FOSM is proud to sponsor this event once again. Registration is now open. Details available here.

FOSM Trail Construction Crew Featured on KOB-TV

Click on the image above to hear Jenny Blackmore, leader of our trail construction crew, along with other FOSM members and Cibola National Forest Trail Manager Kerry Wood discuss the Challenge Trail extension project.

Volunteer Opportunity – Paint Crew Leader

Thanks, Anne Hickman, for your years of faithful service as leader of the paint crew. Anne has stepped down due to other commitments. Please use the form here if you would be interested in assuming this leadership position.

Welcome, New FOSM Members!

Steve Pettit – December 3, 2022

Melissa Hatch – October 27, 2022

Scott Sunde – October 11, 2022

Tayo Basquiat – October 2, 2022

Natalia Tritica – September 29, 2022

William Kearns – September 2, 2022

Carl and Karen Carlson – August 29, 2022

David Galbraith – August 18, 2022

Rowan Vance – August 8, 2022

Cynthia Bresloff – August 7, 2022

Rick & Kathy Brown – July 22, 2022

Lisa Tannenbaum – July 17, 2022

Margo Bouchard – July 17, 2022

John Mitchiner – July 7, 2022

John Cooper – July 2, 2022

Lisa Bryant – July 1, 2022

Lane Findley – June 27, 2022