Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, the Southwest’s first urban wildlife refuge, serves as an urban oasis for native wildlife, community members, and travelers. Located on a former dairy farm, Valle de Oro provides unique environmental education and recreation opportunities just minutes from New Mexico’s largest metropolitan area. Check the calendar and Facebook page for upcoming events such as: wildlife tours, guided hikes, environmental education programs, birding events, photography workshops, art and music events, and more. The refuge works to reconnect people, especially young people, to the natural world, and teach visitors and families about the exciting and diverse ecosystems and cultural history of New Mexico. This urban jewel proves you don’t have to travel far to experience the exceptional nature and wildlife New Mexico has to offer.