Sangre de Cristo Mountains
  • Comprehensive Conservation Plan

    All national wildlife refuges undergo a planning process to determine wildlife, habitat and visitor activity goals. From this process, a Comprehensive Conservation Plan is created to specify a management direction for the Refuge for the next 15 years. The Plan identifies the types of uses we will provide, partnership opportunities, and management actions needed to achieve our wildlife and habitat goals. The goals, objectives, and strategies for improving the conditions at Alamosa Refuge will reviewed and re-established in the Plan.   

    Currently, the Refuge staff are in the planning phases of its Comprehensive Conservation Plan. Completion is slated for early 2015. For more information about the San Luis Valley planning process, please go to our Planning page or contact us at 719-589-4021.   


  • National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act

    The NWRS Improvement Act defines a unifying mission for all refuges, including a process for determining compatible uses on refuges, and requiring that each refuge be managed according to a CCP. The NWRS Improvement  Act expressly states that wildlife conservation is the priority of System lands and that the Secretary shall ensure that the biological integrity, diversity, and environmental health of refuge lands are maintained. Each refuge must be managed to fulfill the specific purposes for which the refuge was established and the System mission. The first priority of each refuge is to conserve, manage, and if needed, restore fish and wildlife populations and habitats according to its purpose.