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Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge


Public Input Requested

March 8, 2019

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge has prepared draft Compatibility Determinations for several continued uses on the Refuge. The Refuge proposes to continue the following uses:Camping, Environmental Education, Interpretation, Mechanized Vehicle use, Scientific Research, Walking/Jogging/Hiking, Wildlife Observation, and Wildlife Photography.

Draft Compatibility Determinations

Plight of the Masked Bobwhite Quail


The masked bobwhite quail was once extirpated from the United States (the northern-most part of its range). While there is currently no wild population in southern Arizona, biologists with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, universities, non-profits and the Masked Bobwhite Recovery Team have been working hard to use science to address questions on how to get the bird to survive and persist on the landscape.

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Brown Canyon

Set in the Baboquivari mountains is a beautiful sycamore-shaded canyon of extraordinary diversity and a protected and pristine example of the sky island ecosystem. Make your reservations for a guided hike, environmental education program or educational workshop.

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Working for Wildlife

Refuge staff at the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge focus on protecting and restoring habitat for the benefit of wildlife. Prescribed burning, controlling exotic and invasive plant and animals and erosion control are just some of the efforts taking place. Learn more about how they manage the 117,500-acre landscape that is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Managing the resource

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.

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