Save the date for a habitat restoration and enhancement field day on Saturday February 22 at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge. Together, we will plant native trees like Cottonwood and Gooding’s willow and further restore the river-floodplain connection on the Refuge. Refuge staff will also provide a field based learning experience so volunteers understand refuge management and the importance of a connected and thriving ecosystem. A shuttle will be available from Albuquerque for interested community members and lunch is provided for those who RSVP HERE.
To date, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge has planted over 10,000 trees and has plans to plant an additional 5,000 trees over the next year. As this vegetation matures, the new habitat will be suitable for the federally endangered Southwestern Willow-flycatcher, and threatened Yellow-billed Cuckoo who rely on river corridors and intact riparian (riverside) habitat.
Date: February 22nd 2020
Location: Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, La Joya, NM (48 minutes south of Albuquerque)
Time: 9am - 3pm
What to bring: Hat, sunscreen, refillable water bottle and closed toe shoes (lunch is provided)
Shuttle from Albuquerque: 8am at the Montaño Railrunner Station, 130 Montaño Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107