Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners on Sept. 10, 2013 recognized The Trust for Public Land for its key role in making the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge a reality.The 570 acre Price’s Dairy property in the South Valley was one of the largest remaining undeveloped riverfront properties in Bernalillo County and has been a priority conservation project for the county for over twenty years. Bernalillo County has long sought to preserve this open space for the benefit of the public and the wildlife that use this area.
The Trust for Public Land is a national non-profit land conservation organization, whose mission is to conserve land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. The Trust for Public Land worked with the landowner to provide the time for the Bernalillo County government, U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Bureau of Reclamation, and the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo and Flood Control Authority, and other parties to come together to preserve this property.
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