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BernCo/UNM Celebrate Partnership at North Golf Course

Dignitaries from UNM, the State of New Mexico, BernCo and the UNM North Neighborhood Association will plant a tree and bury a time capsule marking the 20th anniversary year of Bernalillo County Open Space and five years since the creation of the UNM North Golf Course Urban Open Space.
north golf course tree planting

Open Space Recognized by BernCo Board of Commissioners

On May 8 the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners conveyed its sincere gratitude to Open Space on its success and dedication to the people of this great county on this, the 20th anniversary of Bernalillo County Open Space.
open space recognized for 20th year

Carlito Springs Open Space Closed for Renovation

Carlito Springs Open Space is closed until further notice for renovations. The project will involve improvements to the road leading to the spring, a potable water system, fire suppression and wastewater disposal system at the structures located at the spring along with a forest health plan.
carlito springs closed

Four Baby Dahl Lambs Born at Gutierrez-Hubbell House

Two sets of twin baby Dahl lambs were born in February and can been seen at Historic Gutierrez-Hubbell House.
baby lambs

BernCo’s Gutierrez-Hubbell House Joins National Register of Historic Places

The Gutierrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center has been named to the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places.

                                 

 

 

              

 

 

Open Space Properties

Open Space Properties, from the Mountains to the Valley
Get outdoors and enjoy our hiking trails, scenic landscapes and serene vistas.

Cultivating Bernalillo County

Cultivating Bernalillo County
Part of Bernalillo County’s mission is to protect prime agricultural lands.

Become a Master Naturalist

Become a Master Naturalist with Bernalillo County Open Space
Our award-winning Master Naturalist Program is ideal for curious people who love the outdoors and want to support conservation measures that improve land health.

Open Space Overview

Bernalillo County is celebrating 20 years! A referendum was passed in 1998 to provide 0.5 mill levy funds for the acquisition of Open Space lands. Shortly afterwards, Bernalillo County purchased the first Open Space properties in 1999: Ojito de San Antonio, Durand, Pajarito, and Sabino Canyon. Numerous properties followed including the Gutierrez-Hubbell House in 2000. Bernalillo County launched the Open Space program ten years after the initial mill levy tax by providing resourced-based opportunities and environmental education opportunities to the public. The program continues to blossom and the County continues to protect important lands through community support and funding from the approved 2014 mill levy tax. This year, BernCo Open Space staff and partners are offering more public events than ever. Take advantage of these free events for all ages where you will have the opportunity to further explore and learn about public lands. Also, look for special memorabilia items only available this year at the public events.

Vision Statement

Bernalillo County Open Space strives to be a dynamic network of properties with important natural or cultural resources managed to benefit people, plants and wildlife by protecting and enhancing viewsheds, water resources, wildlife habitat, cultural/historic sites, and prime agricultural land; and providing resource-based recreation and environmental education.

 

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Community Services
  • Master naturalist volunteers will be the guides of this annual plant walk and survey at this beautiful property. Also, learn about past forest health initiatives to improve the overall health of this open space. This event is free, but registration is required by clicking the link below.
    Location:
    34 Forest Road 252 (Manzano Mountains)
    Time:
    9/22/2018 9:00 AM - 9/22/2018 10:30 AM

  • Master naturalist volunteers will be the guides of this annual plant walk and survey at this beautiful property. Also, learn about past forest health initiatives to improve the overall health of this open space. This event is free, but registration is required by clicking the link below.
    Location:
    34 Forest Road 252 (Manzano Mountains)
    Time:
    9/22/2018 9:00 AM - 9/22/2018 10:30 AM

  • Attend a Suicide Awareness Healing Fair at the South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center on Sat. Sept. 22 from 2 to 6 p.m. See attached flier for details. Free.
    Location:
    South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo SW
    Time:
    9/22/2018 2:00 PM - 9/22/2018 6:00 PM

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