Festival of the Cranes
December 6 – 9

Celebrate the Return of the Cranes with us!

This year’s registration is being cared for by our partners at Corazon Events. Please call 505-890-4381 if you have any questions.

  • Event Schedule released September 11
  • Additional photography classes and field trips will be released by October 1
  • Members of theOASIS can register on October 9 (Join theOASIS by initiating a monthly contribution in any amount that fits your budget!)
  • Friends Member registration opens October 10 (Join the Friends by giving a one-time or an annually recurring donation.)
  • Registration opens to the public on October 11
  • Fabulous auditorium & meeting rooms at Macey Center, located at New Mexico Tech in Socorro

2023 Art Winner: Lisa Benham

Friends Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Rich Beilfuss

President & CEO, International Crane Foundation

Dr. Richard Beilfuss has served as the International Crane Foundation’s President & CEO since 2010. Beilfuss helped launch many of the foundation’s signature projects and continues to provide oversight, vision, and prioritization to the International Crane Foundation’s conservation programs across Asia, Africa, and North America.

Over his thirty-five-year career, Beilfuss has engaged in conservation efforts in more than twenty countries across Africa and Asia, including extended periods in Mozambique, Vietnam, and Nepal. Here at home, he has contributed to the restoration and management of thousands of acres of prairie and savanna landscape in the midwestern USA. He has authored more than one hundred publications and presented his research findings and conservation vision to governments, communities, and peer scientists worldwide.

Beilfuss is a Licensed Professional Hydrologist with a Ph.D. in land resources (wetland ecology), an MSc in civil and environmental engineering-hydrology, an MSc in water resources management, and a BSc in international economics.

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