Our Impact

Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge restores and conserves 570-acres south of Albuquerque

 

...to benefit all life — including wildlife and people living in and around New Mexico’s largest city.

From cleaning water as it filters through the Refuge’s stormwater drainage habitats to expanding the corridor for migratory birds and resident wildlife, the Refuge restores vital land and unique species while also improving urban health, supporting the local economy, bolstering community resources, cultivating minds through educational programming, and fostering an ethic of environmental stewardship for the future.

 

Things to Know About the Refuge

Over
0
youth employed and paid through partners each year
Located 30 minutes away from
0%
of New Mexico's population
Over
0
species of migratory birds find refuge at Valle de Oro

Valle de Oro NWR Annual Report

The Friends of Valle de Oro NWR teamed up with our greatest partner, Valle de Oro NWR, to create our first joint Annual Report. In this report, we celebrate and reflect on the unique history of Valle de Oro NWR and the Friends of Valle de Oro NWR, detailing our joint impacts in our 2016 fiscal year.
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Environmental & Economic Justice Strategic Plan

This plan outlines a strategic path forward for the Refuge to integrate environmental and economic justice into its daily practice. Our hope is that this process can be a model for other public land sites, organizations, and government agencies.
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