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Baca elk herd

From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources. The Refuge System relies heavily on volunteer cadres to help with some management activities such as working with visitors at their local refuge. The Baca Refuge accommodates several volunteers to accomplish and satisfy a variety of Refuge needs. Volunteer opportunities range from single day to season long, with facilities accommodating full RV hookups. Opportunities are available for maintenance, biology, visitor services and administrative needs.  For more information on opportunities available call Refuge Headquarters at (719) 256-5527.


In addition to volunteers, more than 200 nonprofit Refuge Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges, whether they work with a single refuge, a grouping of refuges or refuges in an entire state.  Volunteers and Friends members are crucial to conserving and protecting our nation’s wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today help determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow. 

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