From Truchas TU: Valles Caldera

David Gratson gratz11 at
Wed Jul 25 19:08:43 MDT 2007

We would like to invite all TU members and friends to a series of public
meeting on the Valles Caldera. The Valles Caldera Trust is seeking the
public's help in developing a new long-term visitor access and use
management plan.  The Trust wants the public's ideas about visitor capacity
of the Preserve, recreation and education programs offered to the public,
and the types of facilities and infrastructure—such as roads, trails and
buildings—needed to support public visitation and visitor programs.

Truchas TU and TU National would like to develop a possible collaboration
with the Valles Caldera to reintroduce native Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout
(RGCT) into two select drainages in the VCNP without the use of piscicides.

We invite you to attend one or more of these meetings and to discuss TUs
perspective on Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout introduction.

The Valles Caldera Public Meetings are:

1. July 31, 2007 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Trust offices in Jemez
Springs, New Mexico (18161 State Highway 4)

2. August 2, 2007 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Cities of Gold Hotel
Conference Center in the Pojoaque Valley, New Mexico (10-A Cities of Gold
Rd., 15 miles north of Santa Fe)

3. August 14, 2007 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Student Center of the
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos in Los Alamos, New Mexico (4000
University Drive)

4. August 16, 2007 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rio
Rancho, New Mexico (1771 Rio Rancho Blvd.)

The public is invited to come to the meetings anytime between 4:00 PM and
8:00 PM. The workshop discussions will take place at 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM.
More detailed information, including the materials presented at the
meetings, will be continually updated on the Trust's website at **.

The public can submit comments directly during the meetings, through the
Trust's website (**), by email to Marie Rodriguez (
mrodriguez at, or by letter to Valles Caldera Trust, P.O.

359, Jemez Springs, NM 87025. All comments should be received at Trust
offices by September 21, 2007.

Please also contact Bob O'Connor (Roboconnor at or Truchas TU is you
would like to participate in the meetings to discuss TU's perspective on
RGCT reintroduction.

Thank you,
Truchas TU
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