Valle de Oro NWR is open seven days a week from 8:00am to 5:00pm. 

7851 2nd St SW  Albuquerque, New Mexico. Find us on the map: Click here.

Board meetings are open to the public and are held on the second Tuesday of every month, beginning at 6pm at the Refuge house.  Changes to this meeting schedule will be posted on our website.

Taking The Classroom Outdoors


Video created by the senior class at NexGen Academy

Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative


The Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge formed before the Refuge was established to help preserve the Refuge’s 570 acres for wildlife and future generations. As the non-profit support group for the Refuge, the Friends are now supporting and assisting in the realization of the overall vision to restore native wildlife habitat and the establishment of the Refuge as a community resource. This includes promoting Refuge opportunities and amenities, developing and administering environmental and cultural education programs, providing volunteer support, and fundraising to support Refuge projects and facilities.

Upcoming events

Thank you to our Golden Gala supporters


Additional support has been given in loving memory of John W. & Clara C. Higgins.


7851 2nd St SW  Albuquerque, New Mexico

Find us on the map: click here


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