Open Space and Trails Planning

The vision of the Open Space and Trails Program is “to create a network of cultural, historical, recreational and natural open spaces and trails” in Santa Fe County (Santa Fe County Open Land and Trails Plan, 2000). The Open Space and Trails Program aims to develop open space and trails management based on integration with existing regulations and requirements as well as cooperative efforts between private, non-profit and government agencies. In total the program manages 6,610 acres of open lands, 155 acres of parks, and 34 miles of trails, and encompasses planning, capital improvements, maintenance, and volunteer opportunities towards the management of these properties for the use and enjoyment of Santa Fe County residents and visitors.

The Open Space and Trails Program is currently working on a number of plans including property specific management plans, interpretive plans and a county-wide Open Space, Trails and Parks plan. Current projects are listed below. Material will be uploaded here as it becomes available. Check back often for the most recent updates!

Current projects:

Plans for review.  Comments are due by September 15, 2017 to Maria Lohmann at [bot protected email address]

Thornton Ranch Open Space Management Plan

Galisteo Basin Interpretive Plan

 Management Plans for Review, comments are due by July 26th, 2017 to [bot protected email address] (Click on image to open)

 

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/media/files/Planning/170705_Ortiz Appendices.pdf

 

Management Plans for open space properties were adopted by the Board of County Commissioners. These plans will guide staff in the resource management of each property

Madrid OS Cover

 

 

 

                

        

La Cieneguilla Open Space Management Plan Appendices

Los Potreros Open Space Management Plan Appendices

San Pedro Open Space Management Plan Appendices


 

Open Space, Trails, and Parks Strategic Management Plan

Community meetings for the Open Space, Trails, and Parks Strategic Management Plan were held in September 2016.

Meeting Materials: