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Our Mission


We support Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and promote appreciation and conservation of wildlife and habitat.

Our Vision


The Friends are a model organization within the wildlife conservation community. We raise sufficient funds and support for Bosque del Apache to be able to maintain the level of conservation and leadership required to ensure that the wetlands and wildlife that they support are sustained.

Our Strategy


The Friends’ 10-year strategy connects to Friends’ mission & vision and will use acquired funding to support five distinct activities — SPEAR:

  • Support the refuge.
  • Partner with a variety of organizations that can contribute to the advancement of the refuge.
  • Educate in conjunction with the refuge about environmental concerns, needs of wildlife, and conservation practices.
  • Advocate for relevant preservation and conservation issues to help ensure that lawmakers make wise decisions about issues that matter to the refuge.
  • Research – Friends will support the refuge’s research needs through project funding and grant management in collaboration with universities and other organizations that specialize in these areas.

Making a difference since 1993


View these slides and accomplishments brochure to see how Friends of Bosque del Apache has been making a tangible and significant difference at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge since 1993, all thanks to the generous donations and hard work of Friends like you!



















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