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Los Amigos Christmas Tree Sales

We are very happy to work with the Valles Caldera National Preserve to offer Christmas Trees once again. All proceeds from the sale go to help projects on the Preserve including restoration of wetlands, roads, streams and recreation opportunities.


Trees will be sold from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Thanksgiving to Christmas at the Valle Grande Staging area just off highway 4 between mile marker 39 and 40. Prices for the trees will be between $25 and $35 and most of the trees are beautiful white fir between 4 ft and 12 ft tall and freshly cut.

We hope you will be able to come out and choose a tree for you and your family. Feel free to contact Jim Counce with any questions you may have. ph. 575 829 3885 or email


Support Los Amigos with a Donation to the 2014 Annual Appeal

Dear Friends of the Valles Caldera National Preserve,

Your support for Los Amigos goes directly to improve the health of the Valles Caldera. Therefore, we hope that you will consider a tax-deductible, year-end contribution to Los Amigos so that we may continue our work.

Because of your support, restoration funds secured through Los Amigos efforts since 2007 have exceeded 1 million dollars. This year, we have received $50,000 from the Forest Service in a cost-share agreement with the Preserve and are finalists for a $172,000 River Stewards grant from the State of New Mexico to work in the Indios sub-watershed, which is still suffering negative effects from the Las Conchas Fire.

2014 was a successful season for securing volunteer match for our grants. Three well-attended summer work parties were held during which volunteers worked hard and were rewarded by being able to camp on the Preserve.

In addition to successful restoration work, Los Amigos co-hosted the 1st Annual Pyroclassic Mountain Bike Race on the Preserve along with the Pajarito Mt. Bike Patrol. This USA Cycling event opened the Preserve to 123 racers from NM, AZ, TX, and CO.

We are also working with the new Executive Director of the Trust to determine new and different ways in which Los Amigos can help the Preserve. We are very excited about the opportunity to expand our support of the Valles Caldera.

We hope, therefore, that you will support us with a year-end gift. As always we are offering a free Morton Print of the Bond Cabin to anyone who donates $125 or more. Please consider a contribution of that amount. You may use the enclosed envelope or the Donate button on our website home page at www.losamigosdevallescaldera.

The Board of Directors thanks you for your financial support, volunteer hours, and continued interest in Los Amigos and the Preserve. Remember, Los Amigos is a 501c3 and all contributions are tax-deductible.


Peggy Gautier, Chair

Board of Directors

Los Amigos de Valles Caldera