Law Enforcement

Bison behind Rio Mora's sign / R. Larranaga

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maintain a law enforcement presence on all national wildlife refuges.


Federal law enforcement officers ensure the protection of natural resources.  They address illegal activities, including trespassing, poaching, taking of endangered species, dumping of trash, illegal operation of all-terrain vehicles and more. 

Currently, Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge does not allow public access other than participation in environmental education and interpretation tours and activities while accompanied by Service staff and/or one of our on-site partners:  Denver Zoo, New Mexico Highlands University, and Pueblo of Pojoaque staff.

Helpful Links:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Law Enforcement
Digest of Federal Resource Laws