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Save the Date for Valles Caldera General Management Plan Open House Meetings

Updated: May 1, 2023

Valles Caldera National Preserve News Release Release Date: April 28, 2023 Contact: Dave Krueger, Chief of Interpretation (

Save the Date for Valles Caldera General Management Plan Open House Meetings Jemez Springs, NM – The National Park Service is excited to announce three upcoming public open house meetings to share preliminary general management plan concepts for Valles Caldera National Preserve. The open house meetings will be held each day from 4 pm to 7 pm on May 22 in Española at the Misión y Convento, May 23 in Bernalillo at El Zócalo Plaza, and May 24 in Jemez Pueblo at the Walatowa Visitor Center. For those unable to attend an in-person open house meeting, the National Park Service will host a virtual presentation starting at 5 pm on May 17. Additional details about these meetings, and the upcoming public comment period for this stage of the general management plan, will be shared in the near future. Valles Caldera National Preserve | About 1.25 million years ago, a spectacular volcanic eruption created the 13-mile wide circular depression now known as Valles Caldera. The preserve is known for its huge mountain meadows, abundant wildlife, and meandering streams. The area also preserves the homeland of ancestral native peoples and embraces a rich ranching history. Visit us at National Park Service | More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 420+ national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at

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