• Hunters on refuge / USFWS

    Refuge Hunt Plan for Review

    Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge's draft Hunt Plan documents are available for public review and comment May 1 to June 1. View below:

    Draft 2018 Hunt Plan Documents for Comments

  • Refuge landscape view / C. Bartram, USFWS

    May Spring Event!

    Join Us at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge May 12, 2018 for a spring guided hike to Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day. See link below.

    Events Calendar

  • Mountain bluebird on Agency sign / © Tom Koerner / USFWS

    Refuge Improvements Continue

    Wetland units A and B public use areas will be CLOSED until fall 2018. Closure is for construction to improve wetland and riparian habitat.

    Sevilleta's News Release on Area Closure

  • American kestrel / USFWS

    eBird Trail Tracker

    Find out what birds are being seen at the refuge, including the most recent sightings.

    eBird Trail Tracker

Comment Period Through June 1

Draft Hunt Plan for Review

Hunters with spaniel /USFWS

Our Refuge draft Hunt Plan, Environmental Assessment, and Compatibility Determination are ready for public review and comment through June 1, 2018. All three documents can be viewed here, on our public website URL address at: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/sevilleta or at the Refuge Visitor Center. Comments may be submitted by writing to: Visitor Services Manager, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 1248, Socorro, New Mexico, 87801, or by email to jeannine_kimble@fws.gov. Please put “Hunt Plan – Public Comments” on the envelope or in the email subject line.

Draft 2018 Hunt Plan Documents for Public Comment

Refuge Improvements

Hunter with white lab / USFWS

Sevilleta is continuing to complete habitat improvements to our refuge wetlands and riparian areas, until fall 2018. The refuge's wetland units A and B are closed to ensure public safety. The ongoing improvements will enhance future hunting and wildlife opportunities! Follow our website's Visitor Activities - Hunting page for updates.

Link to Hunting Page

Amigos de la Sevilleta - Refuge Friends Group

Gunnison's prairie dog looking up / USFWS

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge is fortunate to have a wonderful Friends Group, Amigos de la Sevilleta, whose members volunteer their time to assist refuge staff in achieving the mission of the wildlife refuge. The Organization is a non-profit group and welcomes new members. Members make Amigos possible and membership is open to all. Amigos de la Sevilleta raises money through member’s fees and special events. Grants and nature store sales also contribute. They help by volunteering in a variety of jobs at the refuge. They educate people about the refuge through their newsletter, on tours, during activities at the refuge and at events in the surrounding communities. Amigos members may also help with refuge management programs, habitat restoration projects, and the Gunnison's prairie dog reintroduction program. For more information on how you can assist the refuge, go to the Get Involved page linked in the right hand navigation menu. To join Amigos de la Sevilleta with your membership, visit their website linked below.

Amigos Membership page and Form link
Join Us - May 12th

Mark Your Calendars This Spring

Visitor Center hummingbirds / USFWS

Come out to Sevilleta Saturday-May 12 for an amazing hiking Event! Enjoy the Refuge's beautiful spring season as you search for resident and migratory birds! All the information for this Event is in the link below.

Upcoming Events

Enjoy the Refuge Today!

Trails and Visitor Center Hours

Sunset view over Sevilleta

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge trails are open sunrise to sunset. Our Visitor Center's hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, and our gate hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday. You are allowed to park at the entry gate and walk in to enjoy the trails when the Visitor Center and gate are not open. Restroom facilities are available at the Visitor Center during open hours.

Visit Today!

Current Trails Guide

Updated Trails Guide and Map

Hike in AZ USFWS 150 x 119

See the Refuge's NEW Trails Guide with Map.

Sevilleta's Current Trails Guide

Flowers Field Guide

Refuge Flowers Field Guide -

Evening primrose / © Sheryl M. Mayfield

Showcasing Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center's Vast Colors! Enjoy the detailed 53 page pamphlet linked below, which identifies various native flowers and flowering plants seen along the trails around the refuge's Visitor Center. Photographs and drawings of flowering plants are categorized by petal color. Cacti and tree flowers are also included. (The pamphlet guide may take a moment to load and open.)

Field Guide to Flowers / © Sheryl M. Mayfield

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS