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green belts
Eldorado is blessed with greenbelts winding throughout the community, which add much to our feeling of living in wide-open spaces. They provide recreation and serve as flood protection. The developer, AMREP, was required to designate flood plains and drainage easements when platting the subdivision in 1972 as a Planned Unit Development (PUD). Additional drainage, walkway, and bridle path easements were also platted. These are our greenbelts today, and are one of the community’s major assets.

The greenbelts total 987 acres. ECIA purchased 130 acres from Rational ALternatives, Inc in 1988. AMREP transfered 857 acres to ECIA in 1996.

ECIA members collectively own the greenbelts. The greenbelts are managed by the ECIA Board of Directors, with the Conservation Committee providing oversight and recommendations.

The policies include guidelines for ECIA management of the greenbelts to protect their values for homeowners and provide a safe environment for the residents.

Management activities include:
● Clearing overgrown paths
● Marking access points
● Fire danger reduction
● Erosion control
● Trailhead signage
● Trail realignment and improvement

The ECIA Conservation Committee has now completed the Greenbelt Pilot Project in the Pueblo Canyon Greenbelt area. This work, which was approved by the Santa Fe County Land Development Office, successfully turned an eroded greenbelt trail into a 2.6 mile long, class 4, multi-use trail for walking, biking, or horseback riding.