Valle de Oro Urban Wildlife Refuge

Field Trip
ROOM: Off-site

Advance Registration Required

How do you build an urban National Wildlife Refuge from scratch in the shadow of Superfund sites in just a handful of years? At the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge you will discover how a 570-acre former dairy is gradually being transformed through a vast network of partnerships, citizen science and community engagement into a riverside oasis that already provides habitat to over 200 bird species and is a central hub for conservation education along the Rio Grande in Albuquerque’s south valley. Visit Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, the Southwest’s first urban wildlife refuge to:

  • See how a Wildlife Refuge is environmental justice in action…
  • Learn how partnerships with a wide variety of organizations have been critical building blocks toward success…


Field Trip
Location: Off-site Date: September 26, 2017 Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am