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Working for Wildlife

Refuge staff at the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge focus on protecting and restoring habitat for the benefit of wildlife. Prescribed burning, controlling exotic and invasive plant and animals and erosion control are just some of the efforts taking place. Learn more about how they manage the 117,500-acre landscape that is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Managing the resource

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National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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  • Brown Canyon

    Set in the Baboquivari mountains is a beautiful sycamore-shaded canyon of extraordinary diversity and a protected and pristine example of the sky island ecosystem. Make your reservations for a guided hike, environmental education program or educational workshop.

    Enjoy, explore and learn.
  • Sierrita Gas Pipeline

    Sierrita Gas Pipeline L.L.C. (Sierrita) has requested permission from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to use some established Refuge roads on Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) to construct and maintain a proposed natural gas pipeline that will run approximately 100 feet west of the Refuge boundary. The Refuge considered the request and has issued a Compatibility Determination, which includes public comment, allowing for use of the roads. Some roads through the Refuge have county easements that allow public access. Through the Compatibility Determination, the Refuge has specified stipulations and conditions that must be met and maintained by Sierrita. The Refuge determined that by permitting access to the pipeline via existing roads and having strict oversight of the stipulations and conditions, overall impacts would be minimized.

    Sierrita Gas Pipeline Final Compatibility Determination
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 02, 2014


  • Guided Hikes

    Brown CanyonNovember 08, 2014 - April 18, 2015

    Make a reservation today to take a guided hike in beautiful Brown Canyon, situated at the base of Baboquivari Peak!

    Guided Hikes
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