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November 10, 2017 – The Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge in the South Valley is an open green space surrounded by industrial businesses. It was once a dairy farm. When local residents heard the property was going up for sale in 2012, they came together to raise money to purchase it and craft a vision for a space as a welcoming area for recreation and wildlife.

We travel to the Valle de Oro this week with correspondent Laura Paskus in the latest installment of Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future.


  1. Ric Watson on November 13, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Beautiful! Well done!
    Way to go Mountain View Neighbors!
    Great work Refuge Staff!
    Kudos Friends of Valle de Oro NWR!

  2. Robin Camardo on January 26, 2018 at 10:46 am

    This is a great mini documentary. Few people knew it even existed. It is such a great tribute to the power of community in partnership with govt. A rare state of affairs these days.

    It has been a joy to see it grow and change. Kudos to all. Thank you, Laura P. for documenting this.