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BERNALILLO COUNTY OPEN SPACE

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

Bernalillo County Open Space Mission:
These lands are acquired and managed to conserve natural and cultural resources, and provide opportunities for education and recreation and to shape the urban environment.

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CORRALES BOSQUE PRESERVE

Corrales PreserveThe Corrales Bosque Preserve is a narrow riverside strip of relatively natural cottonwood forest and associated habitats along the Rio Grande within the boundaries of the Village of Corrales that is managed by the Village as a Wildlife Preserve according to Village Ordinance 234. It is located between the river and the levee and is bounded on the north by the Corrales Siphon and on the south by the Alameda Bridge.

What is a “bosque”? It is a Spanish word meaning forest or woodland, used here to describe a forest or woodland on the riparian floodplain. The Village of Corrales recognized the value of the bosque and annexed it into the Village in 1975; in 1978 it was declared a protected area. The mission of the Corrales Bosque Preserve, stated in Ordinance 234, is to preserve and protect the natural and native conditions, habitat, and wildlife in the Preserve in order to assure that an increasing human population does not adversely affect or otherwise change the Rio Grande bosque within the village, leaving no areas preserved and protected in their natural condition.

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