Mule deer doe pair / Remote wildlife camera, USFWS

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.

The Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge was made possible because of the partnership efforts of many. Partners not only played an important role in creating the refuge, they continue to support the refuge’s wildlife management and conservation mission in many ways.

Refuge Partners Listing, August 2015 

The Wildlife Society Annual Conference Field Trip: List of Partners

The Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP) is a citizen science partner with Valle de Oro Refuge (US Fish and Wildlife Service) and has been since the Refuge's founding. BEMP involves about 10,000 students each year in tracking the ecological conditions of the Rio Grande and its riverside forest, known by its Spanish name, bosque.  Building from its network of 31 active monitoring sites across New Mexico, of which Valle de Oro is one, student collected data are published through the University of New Mexico Department of Biology and then inform multi-million dollar management decisions regarding the Rio Grande and its bosque. BEMP's education programs and administrative offices are located in Albuquerque's Bosque School

Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge (Friends), an Albuquerque, New Mexico 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to help shape and support the development of Valle de Oro NWR.  We will foster a community conservation ethic by promoting environmental and cultural awareness through public educational programs and recreational opportunities.

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is a stepping stone to new opportunities. We inspire young adults to make a positive difference in themselves and their communities. Through training and service, corps members discover their potential for healthy, productive lives. 

AmeriCorps VISTA  (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty.