Due to the location of San Andres National Wildlife Refuge, which is completely surrounded by the 2.2 million-acre White Sands Missile Range, there is no visitor access onto the refuge. The Department of Defense, Department of the Army, White Sands Missile Range imposes restrictions for public safety and military security throughout their lands' boundaries and these restrictions prevent individuals from entering the refuge.
Please respect and honor all refuge boundary signs.
No one is to access the refuge boundaries unless escorted by a refuge staff member and/or without a security clearance authorized through the refuge. Anyone found on the refuge without permission is subject to federal laws, possible trespass citations, and potential fines. This includes other Interagency, federal government employees and their contracted vendors. No individual or interagency employee or contractor is permitted to trespass on San Andres National Wildlife Refuge lands. Please report any suspicious activity or sighting of trespass on San Andres National Wildlife Refuge to the refuge' office at 575-382-5047.
Please contact the refuge if you have any questions.
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lone, resilient desert bighorn sheep ewe is all that remained from her
native herd in the San Andres Mountain range in south central New Mexico.
The female wandered alone for years. The herd she grew up with had
vanished. But in 1999, six transplanted desert bighorn sheep rams were
released onto San Andres National Wildlife Refuge and a
remarkable recovery began. Follow the link below to . .