WELCOME! We are a non-profit group that was organized in 1993 to support the Bosque del Apache National
Wildlife Refuge and to promote appreciation and conservation of wildlife and habitat through environmental education and natural history experiences.
We have some great resources on our site for you, including visitor information; hiking trail descriptions; points of interest; bird lists; and maps.
We'd love to have you as our Friend! Please consider Joining Us or making a tax-deductible DONATION to support this jewel in the New Mexico desert!
We had a terrific 25th Annual Festival of The Cranes
on Nov 13-18, 2012 - six great days of workshops, tours, lectures, hikes and special activities,
our popular Art Show (painting, jewelry, photography, crafts, clothing and more)
and Wildlife Exhibitions (snakes, wolves, raptors andmore!). Also check out the winners of our photo contest!!
We invite you to our great Refuge educational events that include workshops,
programs, seminars, classes and lectures, and more.
Most of the workshops and events are free.
Our Bosque Nature Store Online and at the Refuge supports all the Friends' important Educational and Refuge projects.
Everything you purchase helps our efforts. We have t-shirts, hats, denim shirts, books and special gifts, and Festival merchandise when available - all Bosque-exclusive.
The new, redesigned Habitat! for 2013 is now available online!! Now there's more trip planning information for your Bosque del Apache NWR adventures!
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is now on Facebook!
E.C.O.L.A.B. (Every Child Outside Learning About Bosque)-
We are partnering with Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and
San Antonio Elementary for this intensive environmental education program!
Don't miss the adorable video of our mountain lion cubs from last year!