Bison at water / © Christena Stephens

The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources.

Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management issues in the most protective manner. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, water, wildlife and special places must be a collaborative effort between the Refuge System, private landowners and organizations, and other government agencies if conservation efforts are to succeed.

Currently, Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge is partnered with All About Watersheds, New Mexico’s Forest and Watershed Health Information Clearinghouse. Please view their website (, with a direct link to Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge Collaborative ( This site is a database for partners, and highlights posters and research papers about the Refuge.

Denver Zoo (, New Mexico Highlands University (, and the Pojoaque Pueblo ( are currently in partnerships with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge.