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Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge Participates in Festival of the Cranes
Southwest Region, November 17, 2005
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The Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge was the site of three interpretive tours as part of the 2005 Festival of the Cranes. Dr. Dave Johnson, professor of geology at New Mexico tech lead the perennially popular Westside Geology Tour. Approximately 29 visitors participated in the four wheel drive tour. The eastside Refuge Management Tour was equally popular. The 24 visitors participating in the half day tour were excited to see pronghorn and mountain lion tracks and to hear from researchers working on the Refuge. A third tour featured a new leader this year. “The Way Things Were” tour was lead by local historian Gil Apps, and former Sevilleta Ranch shepherd Alvino Contreras. Thirteen participants enjoyed Mr. Contreras’ personal anecdotes.

Refuge personnel also staffed the exhibit trailer on the Promenade at Bosque del Apache NWR. Approximately 600 people visited the trailer during its 2 ½ day exhibition.

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov



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