LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - Management of the Valles Caldera National Preserve would betransferred to the National Park Service under legislation by NewMexico's senators.
Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, both D-N.M., introduced themeasure Thursday.
According to a Government Accountability Office report, thenorthern New Mexico preserve is years behind schedule in developinga management control system, and a path to be financiallyself-sustained by 2015 will be a major challenge.
A National Park Service study determined the Valles Caldera— in the Jemez Mountains near Los Alamos — meetscriteria for inclusion in the National Park System.
The bill proposes the Park Service take over management, whilehunting, fishing and cattle grazing would still be permitted. Themeasure would strengthen protections for tribal cultural andreligious sites and ensure access by pueblos.
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