News from Mike Madden

We are actively working the formation of a San Pedro Mountains to Sandia Mountains non-motorized recreational trail with our alliance member, EMRTC.

On the east end: Santa Fe County Open Space plan for its 160-acre San Pedro Open Space parcel has been approved by the County Commssioners. This parcel will serve as trail head access to the adjacent 2,000 acres of BLM land. As a first step to assure safety for all, AML and BLM will treat mine hazards in 2018.

In the mid-section: over the past 9 years, City of ABQ Open Space has been working with volunteers to construct more than 10 miles of trail on their 1,200-acre Golden Open Space parcel. The final mile will be constructed this summer.

On the west end: The USFS La Madera Project has been delayed, so the concept of a trail to link the lower Crest Road to Placitas is stalled. Trust for Public Lands is looking into purchasing a 320-acre parcel, which would connect USFS to BLM lands. If this goes through, a connecting trail could run from the Sandias to Golden Open Space.