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Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge Open House Extravaganza!
Southwest Region, October 14, 2007
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On October 13th and 14th Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico held the 10th annual Open House.  The event was a huge success with over 400 visitors attending.  Sevilleta NWR, which is mostly closed to the public, offered 11 tours and hikes which was met with eager participants.  On Saturday the visitor's center was busting at the seams with tours, food, and exhibitors from conservation groups.  Additional tours were offered on Sunday.  The twenty different exhibitors provided literature, live animals and hands-on activities for the public.  Sevilleta NWR hosted lectures about the Mexican gray wolf, presented by Maggie Dwire, Wildlife Biologist from the Ecological Field office, who works on the recovery program here at Sevilleta NWR, and Hawk Watch International spoke about Raptor and the Rio.  For the first time Sevilleta NWR had a storyteller, volunteer Karin Urban which held her audience captive with her wildlife lore and legends.  Sevilleta NWR recognized the winners of the Endangered Species of New Mexico poster contest during this time which the winners received T-shirts.  The Blue Goose flew in for a landing to pay homage to Saturdays event.  O

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov
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