Valle de Oro Turns Three !!!
Come celebrate with us on September 26, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm! See our Events Calendar linked below, for more information.
Upcoming Refuge Events!
Check out our refuge blog featuring articles from staff members, interns, volunteers and partners.
Refuge Blog Site
Thankful for Partners
Because of the hard
work of many partners, Valle de Oro Refuge was established for the benefit of
wildlife, habitat and you!
For Wildlife & You!
Refuges are managed for wildlife and habitat and to ensure future generations
will always have wild places to explore!
Getting to Know Your Refuge
established refuge offers tours and open houses for the public. Call to make an
appointment and visit your refuge.
Secretary of the Interior, Jewell visits!
In the summer of 2014 the full 570 acres of land and associated water rights were acquired. The refuge is currently working with community members and partners to plan habitat restoration and facilities. The public is invited to join in on planning and contribute ideas by attending public meetings, open houses and design charrettes. Follow our Facebook page, linked below, for more announcements of events.Valle de Oro is on Facebook!
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
Looking towards the future
selected as the site for this year’s Climate Change Scenario Planning Project.
Planning for a rapidly growing region like Albuquerque in an arid climate means
addressing challenges of congestion, sprawl, energy use, vehicle emissions, and
water scarcity exacerbated by climate change. To help develop long-term
mitigation and adaptation strategies, the Volpe Center is working with a team of
federal, regional, and state stakeholders to execute a scenario planning project
in Albuquerque to integrate climate change considerations into existing and
continuing transportation, land use, coastal zone, and hazard mitigation
planning processes. As Albuquerque’s urban refuge, Valle de Oro NWR will be
directly involved in this project.Learn More
An Oasis in Albuquerque
To date, 431 acres of
land along the Rio Grande have been protected for the new wildlife refuge,
including significant water rights to address restoration of the Middle Rio
Grande. The urban jewel will eventually encompass 570 acres, a place for
people to get outside and truly enjoy nature within their own community.
Page Photo Credits Mallard ducks in the refuge's agriculture fields / USFWS, In the crop fields on the refuge / © Don Usner, Egret in flight / © Steve Valasek, Educational tour on the refuge / USFWS, Department of the Interior Secretary, Sally Jewell visits the refuge / USFWS, Overcast skies beyond wild sunflowers / USFWS, Rio Grande River route / © Don Usner, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2015