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  • Chihuhua raven 218 X 116

    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.

  • Grey fox

    Gray fox

    The gray fox can scramble-up a tree quickly, and is the only member of the dog family capable of climbing.

  • Bathing American black bear 218 X 116

    So Refreshing!

    This American black bear was observed enjoying a refuge wildlife drinker for more than a drink!

    Just For Kids

  • Mountain lion 218 X 116

    Mountain lion

    Mountain lion, puma, cougar, panther, catamount, ghost cat—this North American cat is known by more names than just about any other mammal!

  • Badger 218 X 116

    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!

Save The Date

Celebrate Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge September 27thSeptember 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 printable pages below for all the details.

Details and Schedule for This Year's Events!

About the NWRS

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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Welcome to Sevilleta Nat'l Wildlife Refuge

  • Visit Us Today!

    Refuge sign

    The refuge is open year round during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset). No entrance fees are required. Currently, the Visitor Center hours are 9:00 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday. Restroom facilities are available at the Visitor Center during open hours. The refuge's Saturday hours will commence on September 20.

    Plan Your Visit
  • Caution at San Lorenzo Canyon

    San Lorenzo Canyon / Jenny and Oliver Davis ©

    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
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: Aug 09, 2014


  • Fun Filled Day For The Entire Family!

    Celebrate SevSeptember 27, 2014

    We look forward to seeing you at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, September 27, for our "Celebrate Sevilleta Day."

    Celebrate Sevilleta Poster
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