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File #: R-16-147   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 12/19/2016 In control: City Council
Final action: 1/4/2017
Enactment date: 1/13/2017 Enactment #: R-2017-001
Title: Concerning The Future Management Of Candelaria Farm Preserve As A Nature Study Area And Wildlife Preserve (Benton)
Attachments: 1. R-147, 2. R-147Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
1/13/2017 City Clerk Published  Action details
1/13/2017 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
1/5/2017 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
1/4/2017 City Council Passed as AmendedPass Action details
1/4/2017 City Council AmendedPass Action details
1/4/2017 City Council AmendedPass Action details
12/19/2016 City Council Introduced  Action details
12/19/2016 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY SECOND COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-16-147 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton


RESOLUTION
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Concerning The Future Management Of Candelaria Farm Preserve As A Nature Study Area And Wildlife Preserve (Benton)
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CONCERNING THE FUTURE MANAGEMENT OF CANDELARIA FARM PRESERVE AS A NATURE STUDY AREA AND WILDLIFE PRESERVE.
WHEREAS, Candelaria Farm Preserve (CFP) was purchased using funding to the State of New Mexico from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) as part of the Bosque Open Space Land Acquisition Project in 1978; and
WHEREAS, the LWCF Purpose is to provide access to outdoor recreation resources by the public, which include opportunities for interpretive education; and
WHEREAS, LWCF rules apply to the entire property purchased with LWCF funds, even if such funds are not the only funds involved; and
WHEREAS, in September 1976 the City of Albuquerque (the City) and the State of New Mexico (the State) submitted a proposal to the LWCF for funding the purchase of "170 acres of bosque land adjacent to the Rio Grande River [sic] in Albuquerque's North Valley" for "Albuquerque Open Space Land Acquisition"; and
WHEREAS, the City/State proposal stated that the acquisition was important because: "The area planned to remain primarily natural with preservation of existing plant and animal life," and that "Purchase of this tract of land will insure [sic] a permanent open space adjacent to the river for nature study, recreation uses, open space, and urban shaping"; and
WHEREAS, in 1978, the CFP property was re-zoned from R-2 to SU-1: "Special Use for a Nature Study Center and Preserve," which reflected the intent of the City/State's proposal: that it be used for nature study, open space, and recreation while preserving existing plant and animal life; and
WHEREAS, in March 1978, the USDA Soil Conservation Service (now the Natural Resource Conservation Service) ...

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