A bird's eye view
The adult Chihuahuan raven has a glossy black plumage. The species is fairly common in deserts and dry grasslands of the southwest.
The gray fox can scramble-up a tree quickly, and is the only member of the dog family capable of climbing.
This American black bear was observed enjoying a refuge wildlife drinker for more than a drink!
Just For Kids
Mountain lion, puma, cougar, panther, catamount, ghost cat—this North American cat is known by more names than just about any other mammal!
North American badger
Badgers are built to dig. They move dirt faster than any other mammal, including a person with a shovel!
Our Annual Celebration is Nearing!September 27, 2014
Celebrate Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge Saturday, September 27! Join us for a variety of family events including walking and driving tours of the refuge, presentations with guest speakers, exhibits, a poster drawing contest, and more! Most of the events are free to the public, but reservations are required for the various tours. See the flyer below for all the details. Event Flyer
About the NWRS
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
Keeping You Informed!
Due to extremely
dry conditions, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
recommend only 4 x 4 high clearance vehicles be used in San Lorenzo Canyon. The Canyon is open, but please
enter with caution. Cell phone coverage is limited. For more information, please
call the BLM at: (575)
835-0412 or FWS at: (505) 864-4021.San Lorenzo Canyon Recreation Area
Take a hike! Enjoy our nature trails.
Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge is now open 7 days a week from Sunrise to Sunset!
Visitor Center hours are 7:30 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday (June, July and August; closed on Saturday).Plan Your Visit
"If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.” ~Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Tribe, letter to President Franklin Pierce
Page Photo Credits Pronghorn-photo by refuge remote camera/USFWS, San Lorenzo Canyon / Jenny and Oliver Davis ©, Gunnison's prairie dogs/Jeremy Stein ©, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 29, 2014