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Impressions of my first Festival of the Cranes

  Article and photos by new Friends member, Mel Coulson from Smithers, British Columbia. I first heard about Bosque del Apache in 2005 from current Friends Board President, Jonathan Manley’s dad, Peter, when we both attended a choral festival in St....

Friends BEAM Project Underway

Article by Don Boyd, Friends BEAM Project Manager Imagine for a moment that you could fund a project that would pull tons of carbon out of the air and sequester it in the ground while simultaneously returning farm soil to a level of health it had not seen for decades,...

Make Your Backyard into a Bird Photo Studio

Article and photos by OASIS member, Larry Hollar If you’ve ever wished to have your own private bird photo studio (or simply a private bird sanctuary) in your own backyard, this dream is easier to achieve than you may have realized. My adopted state, Minnesota,...
Bosque del Apache is a Refuge for Carnivores Too

Bosque del Apache is a Refuge for Carnivores Too

Photos and article by Mary Katherine Ray. Mary Katherine is the volunteer Wildlife Chair for the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club and a nature and wildlife enthusiast and photographer. While I love all the birds when I visit Bosque del Apache and always come home...
Protecting Rio Grande Riparian Wetland Habitat

Protecting Rio Grande Riparian Wetland Habitat

Drone photo by Amy Erickson/RGALT Article by Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust, originally published in their Summer 2023 newsletter Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust (RGALT) protects agricultural lands, but what many people don’t know is that many of our...

Girl Power and the Land!

Middle Rio Grande Valley farmer, Ray Garcia, with his granddaughter Article by Cecilia Rosacker, Executive Director of the Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust Originally published in their Fall 2021 newsletter Last summer, I visited Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust...

Festival of the Cranes Event Schedule Now Available Online

https://friendsofbosquedelapache.ticketspice.com/2023-festival-of-the-cranes Scope out our course lineup and make a plan before registration, which opens: **Oct. 9 for monthly members of theOASIS (give a monthly gift in any amount that fits your budget. To join:...

Project Management Consultant

Regenerative Farming Project Pilot Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge (NWR ) is seeking a part-time project manager currently residing in the Middle Rio Grande Valley area. The project manager (part-time consultant position) will coordinate...

The Birds of Summer

By Cathie Sandell, USFWS Volunteer Who birds the refuge in late summer? Even the White-faced Ibis are gone. This timeframe is actually the beginning of the fall migration as the shorebirds return, first the adults and then the juveniles, who are born with the...
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