Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

We are collaborating with the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, local partners, and community members to create a community-centered nature play space at their site in in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

The Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge visitor center at sunset.

Community Engagement

Throughout 2023, the ECHO team and Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge staff worked together to engage with community members who have visited the refuge. Through a series of community engagement events, we gathered ideas from board members, local youth groups, refuge staff, and other refuge visitors to inform the nature play space design.

Explore our Community Engagement Report to learn more how we engaged local partners and community members. 



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Where We Work

More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. The National Wildlife Federation is on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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