Law Enforcement

Desert mule deer buck watching a mountain lion approach-photo by refuge remote camera/USFWS

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maintain a law enforcement presence on National Wildlife Refuge lands.

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

To report a violation on the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge:
•    Monday through Friday (7:30 am to 4:00 pm-MDT), please call the Refuge Headquarters         at (505) 864-4021.
•    After hours or on weekends, please call (575) 518-8098. 

For injured wildlife, please contact Wildlife Rescue of New Mexico, a qualified wildlife clinic located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Their telephone number is:  (505) 344-2500.

Some Helpful Links:
Digest of Federal Resource Laws
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish