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Alvarado Gardens Neighborhood

Candelaria Nature Preserve

The Candelaria Nature Preserve (CNP) is a 167-acre Candelaria Nature Preserve located adjacent to the Alvarado Gardens Neighborhood.

Resource Management Plan

The City of Albuquerque is in the process of creating a resource management plan for the CNP. This plan is being created in conjunction with SWCA and a technical advisory group (TAG) of community members with science-based expertise. Additionally, the city is looking for public input on the plan's development.

Read the latest draft of the resource management plan.

You can visit the city's page for a full history on the Candelaria Nature Preserve.

Submit Your Input

The city has made it easy to provide input on the resource management plan. There is an online form available for public input on the drafted resource management plan.

If you prefer to print the form, it can be mailed at the address below or emailed to the city with your comments.

Open Space Division
PO Box 1293
Albuquerque, NM 87103

Attend a Meeting

There is a TAG meeting on Thursday, August 15th, 2019 from 2:30PM - 4:30PM and a Public Outreach Meeting on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 from 5:30PM - 7:30PM. Both meetings are being held at the Rio Grande Nature Center.