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!
Valle de Oro Refuge is a
flagship project of the Middle Rio Grande Initiative, an effort to restore and
manage this portion of river.
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.
Come join us at one of our monthly open houses where you can learn more about the refuge and join us in some fun activities and crafts. Great for the entire family! During the winter, we are holding open houses at the Mountain View Community Center and then taking tours to the refuge. See the Events Calendar for more details.Events Calendar
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
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 All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Mallard ducks in the refuge's agriculture fields / USFWS, Within the crop fields on the refuge / Don Usner ©, Rio Grande River utilization / USFWS, Egret in flight / Steve Valasek ©, Educational tour on the refuge / USFWS, Visiting the refuge / USFWS, Overcast skies beyond wild sunflowers / USFWS, Rio Grande River route / Don Usner ©
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2014