ABQ Backyard Refuge

Can your home be a refuge?  The ABQ Backyard Refuge Program, managed by the Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge with over 40 partners, encourages and empowers our community to create a mosaic of habitat patches across the region to support wildlife.  The program is seeking Albuquerque-area residents to participate in this by developing sustainable habitats around their homes and businesses. 

Our chapter has a goal to add at least 100 new certified yards in 2024, and we offer support to help meet that goal. Our trained volunteers serve as mentors and offer plant guides, best practices, and bird-friendly habitat information in-person and online, to anyone interested in certifying their yards as wildlife refuges. We will also provide information and support at ABQ BRP events, neighborhood informational meetings, and certified yard visits. If you would like to talk to someone about creating a refuge of your own, please use our Contact Us form to  let us know.  You can find more information and a wealth of resources for your own refuge at the Albuquerque Backyard Refuge website.