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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 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 flyer below for all the details.

Event Flyer

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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Keeping You Informed!

  • 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
  • New Refuge Hours

    Refuge Visitor Center

    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
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
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