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Valles Caldera Shares 2023 Annual Report

Release Date: March 28, 2024

Contact: Dave Krueger, Chief of Interpretation (

Valles Caldera Shares 2023 Annual Report

Jemez Springs, NM – The National Park Service is proud to share the 2023 annual report of Valles Caldera National Preserve. 2023 was a year of achievement as the park’s dedicated team worked toward making Valles Caldera the premier national park unit within New Mexico. Highlights of the year include holding public comment meetings on the long-range plan of the park, removing non-historic debris from the Sulphur Springs thermal basin, having one of our amazing volunteers receive the national award for adult volunteering, offering backcountry vehicle route passes on, welcoming more than 76,000 visitors to the park, and participating in 9 events in our neighboring communities.

“I am proud of the work the entire team did this year.” Said Superintendent Jorge Silva-Bañuelos. “There is a tremendous amount of work involved to stand up a unit of the National Park Service, and this team worked tirelessly to improve the experience for each and every visitor, improve the ecological health of the park, and reach out to our neighbors. We look forward to building upon these successes in 2024.”

You can read the report summary and download a digital copy of the full report at

Image caption and credit:

Black bear wandering through the cabin district of Valles CalderaNPS/C. Lycopolus

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