Ways to Get Involved

Whether you want to further conservation, learn more about nature or share your love of the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. National Wildlife Refuges provide many opportunities for you to help your community by doing what you love. 

Contact Assistant Refuge Manager Jon Erz at jon_erz@fws.gov or 505-248-6461 for more information.  

Volunteering

Volunteer Days
Date Time Information Location 
March 11, 202310:00am-4:00pmPartnering with Hermit's Peak Watershed Alliance for planting willows. Please bring a water bottle, hat, sunscreen, lunch/snack, and dress warmly.  River restoration site on west side of refuge

CANCELED March 18, 2023

CANCELED 10:00am-3:00pm

CANCELED due to weather.  Partnering with Hermit's Peak Watershed Alliance and Impact Outdoors for planting shrubs. Please bring a water bottle, hat, sunscreen, lunch/snack, and dress warmly.  CANCELED                          River restoration site on west side of refuge
April 8, 2023 TBDPartnering with Hermit's Peak Watershed Alliance and the Albuquerque Wildlife Federation for planting. River restoration site on west side of refuge
May 20, 2023 TBDPartnering with the Albuquerque Wildlife Federation for arroyo restoration. Juniper Trail 

Discover for yourself what tens of thousands of volunteers have learned: Volunteering for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is fun and rewarding in many ways. Master new skills. Meet new friends. Enjoy a sense of accomplishment from doing your part to further wildlife conservation for the pleasure of generations to follow. Check out our station's latest volunteer opportunities on volunteer.gov. 

Our Partners

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. 

New Mexico Highlands University and the Pojoaque Pueblo  are currently in partnerships with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge. 

Education Programs

Open the door to a potentially life-changing experience. If you land a student internship, a fellowship or a volunteer opportunity at a national wildlife refuge national wildlife refuge
A national wildlife refuge is typically a contiguous area of land and water managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  for the conservation and, where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

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, fish hatchery or other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service site, you’re bound to come away with new insights and excitement about conservation.