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!
Come in and see our new exhibits! The refuge has new exhibits in the Visitor Center that are designed to bring the beauty of New Mexico’s largest National Wildlife Refuge to you. Equally exciting is a new mobile, educational outreach trailer that will travel to special events across the State highlighting the amazing natural resources. Stay tuned for more information on continuing improvements in our Visitor Center and when the mobile trailer will be ready to roll!
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.
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Conservation Efforts at Work
From controlling invasive species to prairie dog reintroduction efforts, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge is unique in that it is managed for the natural processes that take place on this landscape. Refuge efforts focus heavily on and support a diversity of research conducted by scientists from across the United States and internationally. Resource Management Efforts
Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge has inventoried close to two million photographs of various animal and plant species seen on the refuge. Using motion sensor cameras, wildlife that is typically challenging to watch can be seen with ease. This glimpse into the lives of many species helps the refuge determine current and future management needs and decisions. A Glimpse Into the Life of...
"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, Refuge sunset over the wetlands/USFWS, Gunnison's prairie dog close-up/Jeremy Stein ©, Golden eagle-photo by refuge remote camera/USFWS, Roadrunner close-up (New Mexico's State Bird)-Bill Howe/USFWS, Gunnison's prairie dogs/Jeremy Stein ©, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 04, 2013