Mist encircles the forested domes and grassland valleys of the Valles Caldera landscape.

Valles Caldera National Preserve - Management Zoning

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Valles Caldera National Preserve has initiated a management zoning process to develop a long-term, sustainable, and strategic direction for future planning and management efforts at the Preserve. The goal of this zoning process is to preserve and protect fundamental resources and values within the park, while enhancing sustainable visitor experiences and opportunities. Management zones focus on what resource conditions, visitor uses, and general levels of development could be at the park, rather than the details of how any experiences, outcomes or conditions could be achieved.

Two virtual public scoping meetings were held on April 20 and 22, 2021, and provided an opportunity for the public to learn more about the management zoning process, ask questions, and provide feedback. The public comment period closed on May 5, 2021 and we received more than 200 correspondences. Thanks to those who have engaged with us thus far! Your input helps us better understand a range of perspectives on what the public values and envisions for the park.

Please continue to follow this page for forthcoming updates on management zoning and next steps. For those interested in viewing the draft desired conditions and management zones under consideration, please click on the 'Document Links' tab.

Thank you for your interest!