Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System in the lower 48 states.
Visitor Center Hours

Wednesday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm

Visit Us

Welcome to the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge's nature trails and outdoor recreational activities, which remain open and accessible to the public. 

Location and Contact Information

      About Us

      Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System in the lower 48 states. Four different biomes intersect here and support a wide array of biological diversity.  

      What We Do

      The National Wildlife Refuge System is a series of lands and waters owned and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Wildlife conservation is at the heart of the refuge system. It drives everything we do from the purpose a refuge is established, to the recreational activities offered there, to the resource management tools we use. Selecting the right tools helps us ensure the survival of local plants and animals and helps fulfill the purpose of the refuge. 

      Our Species

      Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge is unique because four different kinds of biomes intersect on the refuge, including the Colorado Plateau Shrub Steppe, Great Plains Short Grass Prairie, the Chihuahuan Desert, and the Pinyon-Juniper Woodland. 

      Projects and Research

      Persons interested in conducting research or other activities on Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge should submit the appropriate Special Use Permit application, (FWS Form 3-1383-R for research activities or FWS Form 3-1383-G for general activities), to jeff_sanchez@fws.gov and nancy_spencer-Morris@fws.gov.    Both forms can be found at  www.fws.gov/service/special-use-permits-national-wildlife-refuges