Science

Student observing / © Genevieve Barrett

National Wildlife Refuges work closely with other researchers, Universities and science-based organizations interested in supporting the agency's wildlife conservation mission.


Planning for a rapidly growing region like Albuquerque in an arid climate means addressing challenges of congestion, sprawl, energy use, vehicle emissions, and water scarcity exacerbated by climate change. To help develop long-term mitigation and adaptation strategies, the Volpe Center is working with a team of federal, regional, and state stakeholders to execute a scenario planning project in Albuquerque to integrate climate change considerations into existing and continuing transportation, land use, coastal zone, and hazard mitigation planning processes. As Albuquerque’s urban refuge, Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge is directly involved in this project.

Climate Change Scenario Planning 

Fact Sheet 1

Fact Sheet 2