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Summer Poetry Class Offered at Bachechi Open Space

The summer edition of Poetry Through The Seasons is set for Wednesday, July 17 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Bachechi Open Space in the North Valley.
poetry through the seasons at bachechi open space

BernCo Adds 15 New Land Management Positions as Part of Glyphosate Replacement Option

The BernCo Board of Commissioners approved a motion to hire 15 new full-time employees for the glyphosate replacement initiative.
BernCo Adds 15 New Land Management Positions as Part of Glyphosate Replacement Option

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

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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  • Kids ages 11-14 are invited to a camp in at Los Vecinos Community Center the night of July 26. Dinner, snacks and breakfast will be provided. The cost is $15, but a potential field trip will have an additional cash-only fee. Participants are welcome to bring their own snacks and games for a fun night! Call (505) 314-0240 for more info!
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras
    Time:
    7/26/2019 6:00 PM - 7/27/2019 8:00 AM

  • Youth ages 11-19 are invited to participate in our free Teen 3-on-3 basketball program every Friday night from 7-10 June 14 through Aug. 9. Dinner will be served before each event at 6 p.m. with a mandatory life skills workshop at 6:30. Registration begins May 13. For more details contact Ashley Gutierrez at (505) 314-0465.
    Location:
    Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd. SW
    Time:
    7/26/2019 7:00 PM - 7/26/2019 10:00 PM

  • Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333 Tijeras
    Time:
    7/27/2019 10:30 AM - 7/27/2019 1:30 PM

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