For Farmers and Growers . . .
The refuge is seeking
Agricultural Producers for a five year Cooperative Agricultural Program.
Please see our Flyer below for details.
Bosque del Apache Refuge
Thriving on the Refuge
From a low of 17
individual cranes on the refuge in 1940, the wintering population of sandhills
is up to 17,000.
Rocky Mountain Sandhill Crane
Bosque del Apache Refuge
includes three designated wilderness areas: Chupadera Peak, Indian Wells &
Little San Pasqual Wilderness Area.
Get a Closer Look!
Get up close and personal
with some of the refuge's wild residents and the habitat they depend
The color of black bears varies with
most eastern bears' fur dark black but in the west they might be brown,
cinnamon, or blond.
Additional Weekend Opportunities
Mark your calendars for
three special weekends this winter. The Intermittent Tour Road will be open to
the public from noon Friday until noon Monday on the following weekends: Nov.
28 - Dec. 01, 2014; Dec. 26 - Dec. 29, 2014; and Jan. 16 - Jan. 19,
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
Seeking Agricultural Producers!
Apache National Wildlife Refuge seeks Agricultural Producers for a Cooperative
Agricultural Program on the refuge. Two agricultural producers will be
selected based on a sealed bid process and operate under a Forage Production
and Harvest Agreement for a period of five years. Meetings will be held
beginning December 17 to provide details on the Program. Meeting locations and
dates can be viewed below. News Release on
Cooperative Agricultural Program
Additional information and Forms for the upcoming Meetings referenced above can be found in the link below. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge cordially invites Farmers and Growers for an opportunity to participate in our refuge's Cooperative Agricultural Program. Included is the: FORAGE PRODUCTION AND HARVEST AGREEMENT PROSPECTUS
AND INVITATION FOR APPLICATIONS and Attachment C - Wetland / Crop Rotation Map. Forage Agreement and Map Forms
Sandhill cranes move among
several areas throughout the day to feed, rest, and socialize. Social behavior
includes at least ten different types of calls, various threatening postures,
and elaborate dances for everything from joy to courtship.
Page Photo Credits Cranes in flight over vibrant sky, Corn stalks in refuge field / USFWS, Sunset on the water with cranes / © Ryan Hagerty, Refuge canyon view / USFWS, American black bear / USFWS, Greater roadrunner, New Mexico State Bird, Farming on refuge crop fields / USFWS, Close-up of crane's face, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2014