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File #: R-21-171   
Type: Resolution Status: In Council - Final Action
File created: 6/7/2021 In control: Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Concerning The Future Management Of Candelaria Nature Preserve And The Approval Of The 2020 Resource Management Plan (Benton, by request)
Attachments: 1. R-171.pdf, 2. R-171 EPC Record.pdf
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-21-171 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton, by request


RESOLUTION
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Concerning The Future Management Of Candelaria Nature Preserve And The Approval Of The 2020 Resource Management Plan (Benton, by request)
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WHEREAS, Candelaria Nature Preserve (CNP), formally known as the Candelaria Farm Preserve, is a 167-acre area purchased by the City of Albuquerque in 1978 as part of the Bosque Open Space Land Acquisition Project in 1978 using a combination of federal, state and city funds; and
WHEREAS, the CNP is managed by the Open Space Division of the City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department; and
WHEREAS, the use of federal funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) requires a current management plan and full compliance at CNP with applicable LWCF rules and regulations; and
WHEREAS, Resolution R-16-147 directed the OSD to convene a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to complete a Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Candelaria Nature Preserve to clarify and update previous plans and to comply with the LWCF rules and regulations; and
WHEREAS, Resolution R-17-159 directed the Open Space Advisory Board (OSAB) to have oversight of the RMP process; and
WHEREAS, the OSAB, working through the TAG and with the Open Space Division, has engaged in an extensive planning process over three years with significant public input and has completed a new RMP for the Candelaria Nature Preserve; and
WHEREAS, when implemented, the RMP will result in improved ecosystem health and increased biodiversity for the wildlife preserve, while supporting appropriate nature study and outdoor wildlife-oriented recreation for the public that complies with LWCF guidelines and fulfills the requirements of City Council Resolutions R-16-147 and R-17-159; and
WHEREAS, the Open Space Advisory Board approved the RMP on Janua...

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