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Rules and Regulations

Road sign warning of turtles on the road/USFWSPlease keep the following rules in mind as you enjoy Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge.

For public safety and habitat protection, honor all refuge "AREA CLOSED" boundary signs.  Currently, wetland Units A & B are CLOSED to all recreational activities (including hunting and birdwatching).  This closure is for the refuge to complete habitat enhancements and the area will be closed during the 2015-2016 winter season.      

  • Pets must be on a leash or under control.
  • Possession or use of alcohol is prohibited on the refuge.
  • Pits or permanent blinds are prohibited.
  • Use caution when walking on roads.  Yield to approaching vehicles.
  • Observe wildlife from a safe distance.  Young animals should be left alone.
  • Help protect resources.  All plants, wildlife, and cultural features on the refuge are protected and it is illegal to remove them.
  • Open fires are prohibited.
  • Hunting in designated areas only.
  • Persons possessing, transporting, or carrying firearms on National Wildlife Refuges must comply with all provisions of state and local law.  Persons may only use (discharge) firearms in accordance with refuge regulations while hunting in designated hunt areas.
  • Camping is allowed in San Lorenzo Canyon on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) side.
Page Photo Credits — Caution Sign for turtles on the Road/USFWS, Gunnison's prairie dogs / © Jeremy Stein, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Sep 23, 2015
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