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Albuquerque Wildlife Federation is an all-volunteer non-profit organization focused on New Mexico's wildlife and habitat resources. Among AWF's dedicated and able volunteers are wildlife experts, public land stewards, sportsmen and hunters, and most especially, ordinary citizens committed to conservation of nature's wealth for personal fulfillment and for future generations.

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Restore Habitat in Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge!

Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge

• What we'll do Join AWF for a weekend restoration project at one of our favorite sites: the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge, near Las Vegas, NM! THE LOCATION: This 4,200-acre refuge was formerly the Wind River Ranch, owned and managed by the Thaw Charitable Trust, which donated it to the public in 2012. The refuge aims to protect and restore riparian and grassland habitat for the benefit of species including long–billed curlew, loggerhead shrike, burrowing owl, mountain plover, Southwestern willow flycatcher, a number of aquatic species, and migratory grassland and woodland birds. THE PROJECT: AWF volunteers will continue our work hand-building rock restoration structures to help hold water on the landscape and improve the habitat for the resident frogs, snakes, birds—and even beavers! SCHEDULE: Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19 We will meet at the campsite on Friday evening. On Saturday morning, AWF will provide coffee, breakfast burritos, and an orientation. We will work Saturday from about 8:30-4:00, and then enjoy a potluck dinner (AWF provides bison or veggie burgers). On Sunday, anyone who is able to stay will work for a few more hours, and we will finish up by noon. Please note that volunteers do not need to be present for the entire weekend to participate. You are welcome to join us just for the work day Saturday, or camp for just one of the two nights. • What to bring GEAR: Bring everything you need for a weekend of camping. For the work, don’t forget gloves, hat, long sleeves, long pants, sturdy boots, and sunscreen. Warm clothes for the evenings and plenty of water are essential. FOOD: Please bring your own dinner for Friday, lunch for Saturday, and a dish to share for the Saturday evening potluck (side, salad, or dessert). • Important to know To RSVP, please email [masked], and please include a phone number or email contact information so we can update you if anything changes (e.g., weather cancellation). When you RSVP, we will send you directions to the campsite and more information about the project. Please note that access to the refuge is limited, so directions and further details about getting to the campsite will be sent to you once you sign up.

Restore Riparian Habitat in the Valles Caldera!

Valles Caldera National Preserve

• What we'll do Join AWF and Los Amigos de Valles Caldera for a volunteer restoration project in Valles Caldera National Preserve! LOCATION: We'll be camping inside the beautiful Valles Caldera National Preserve. Directions and details (including the combination to the gate) will be sent upon your RSVP. THE PROJECT: Volunteers will gather, transport, and build stone structures to address problematic erosion. We may also work on fence exclosures to protect native vegetation. SCHEDULE: Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9 We will meet at the campsite on Friday evening. On Saturday morning, AWF will provide coffee, breakfast burritos, and an orientation. We will work Saturday from about 8:30-4:00, and then enjoy a potluck dinner (AWF provides bison or veggie burgers). On Sunday, anyone who is able to stay will work for a few more hours, and we will finish up by noon. Please note that volunteers do not need to be present for the entire weekend to participate. You are welcome to join us just for the work day Saturday, or camp for just one of the two nights. PLEASE NOTE: Children are welcome but NO PETS are permitted on the Preserve. Tents, pickup campers, small RV’s and tent or travel trailers are allowed. • What to bring GEAR: Bring everything you need for a weekend of camping. For the work, don’t forget gloves, hat, long sleeves, long pants, sturdy boots, and sunscreen. Warm clothes for the evenings and plenty of water are essential. This is New Mexico so sun, rain, overcast sky and wind or a mix of it all are to be expected. Nighttime temperatures will probably be in the mid 40’s. FOOD: AWF will provide breakfast burritos on Saturday morning and bison or veggie burgers on Saturday evening. Please bring a dish to share for the Saturday potluck dinner, along with your own lunches, snacks, Friday dinner, and lots of water! • Important to know To RSVP, please email [masked], and please include a phone number or email contact information so we can update you if anything changes (e.g., weather cancellation). When you RSVP, we will send you directions to the campsite and more information about the project and how to access the Preserve.

Restore Wetland Habitat in the Valle Vidal!

Midnight Meadows, Carson National Forest

• What we'll do This year, AWF plans to return to the beautiful Valle Vidal, where we organized restoration projects for 29 years! THE PROJECT: Volunteers will build rock restoration structures to address erosion and restore wetlands. SCHEDULE: Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21 We will meet at the campsite on Friday evening. On Saturday morning, AWF will provide coffee, breakfast burritos, and an orientation. We will work Saturday from about 8:30-4:00, and then enjoy a potluck dinner (AWF provides bison or veggie burgers). On Sunday, anyone who is able to stay will work for a few more hours, and we will finish up by noon. Please note that volunteers do not need to be present for the entire weekend to participate. You are welcome to join us just for the work day Saturday, or camp for just one of the two nights. • What to bring GEAR: Bring everything you need for a weekend of camping. For the work, don’t forget gloves, hat, long sleeves, long pants, sturdy boots, and sunscreen. Warm clothes for the evenings and plenty of water are essential. FOOD: Please bring your own dinner for Friday, lunch for Saturday, and a dish to share for the Saturday evening potluck (side, salad, or dessert). • Important to know To RSVP, please email [masked], and please include a phone number or email contact information so we can update you if anything changes (e.g., weather cancellation). When you RSVP, we will send you directions to the campsite and more information about the project.

Restore Wildlife Habitat in Midnight Meadows!

Midnight Meadows, Carson National Forest

• What we'll do Join AWF and Amigos Bravos to continue our restoration efforts at beautiful Midnight Meadows in the Carson National Forest near Questa, NM! THE PROJECT: Volunteers will continue the work we began last year constructing some rock restoration structures to restore this important wetland gem. SCHEDULE: Friday, August 16 – Sunday, August 18 We will meet at the campsite on Friday evening. On Saturday morning, AWF will provide coffee, breakfast burritos, and an orientation. We will work Saturday from about 8:30-4:00, and then enjoy a potluck dinner (AWF provides bison or veggie burgers). On Sunday, anyone who is able to stay will work for a few more hours, and we will finish up by noon. Please note that volunteers do not need to be present for the entire weekend to participate. You are welcome to join us just for the work day Saturday, or camp for just one of the two nights. • What to bring GEAR: Bring everything you need for a weekend of camping. For the work, don’t forget gloves, hat, long sleeves, long pants, sturdy boots, and sunscreen. Warm clothes for the evenings and plenty of water are essential. FOOD: Please bring your own dinner for Friday, lunch for Saturday, and a dish to share for the Saturday evening potluck (side, salad, or dessert). • Important to know To RSVP, please email [masked], and please include a phone number or email contact information so we can update you if anything changes (e.g., weather cancellation). When you RSVP, we will send you directions to the campsite and more information about the project.

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Help Restore Wolf Creek Wetlands near Ft. Union, NM!

Fort Union Ranch

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