US Fish and Wildlife to open mini-refuge

Valle De Oro Refuge

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife is opening a mini-refuge in Albuquerque to help the community learn about the new Valle De Oro Refuge.

It is being set up at Mountain View Community Center in the South Valley. The refuge has a community garden and will soon feature a nature explore classroom.

It’s a small version of the Valle De Oro National Refuge, where a new visitor’s center is being built.

“So before the refuge is even open to the public, we want our community to have a little taste of what a refuge is and what native plants are. What kind of wildlife if they can attract,” Jennifer Owen-White, refuge manager said.

The actually Valle De Oro Refuge is just south of the Albuquerque and is more than 400 acres along the Rio Grande have been protected for people to enjoy the area.

No word on when it will open. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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