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Our Land Reprise: Backyard Wildlife Sanctuaries

Backyard Refuges

November 29, 2019 – In a repeat of another “Our Land” favorite, correspondent Laura Paskus takes viewers along as she examines the effort to build a network of backyard wildlife sanctuaries across New Mexico’s urban landscape. The spaces can create a surprisingly serene refuge for both animals and people, as well as help bind the urban environment together for neighbors.

Guests:
Laurel Ladwig, graduate student, UNM Geography and Environmental Studies
Judith Phillips, garden designer
Jill Brown, MyLandscapeCoach.com

Our Land Reprise: Bosque del Apache

Bosque del Apache

November 29, 2019 – In a repeat of a favorite “Our Land” segment, correspondent Laura Paskus takes us to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge for a look behind the scenes at how managers maintain this internationally renowned habitat.

Many people visit the refuge during the winter months to get an up-close look at the tens of thousands of sandhill cranes, snow geese and ducks that migrate to the Middle Rio Grande each year. But the refuge also hosts all kinds of other wildlife, including raptors, songbirds, elk, deer, javelina, bobcats and mountain lions.

Supporting all that wildlife, as well as the thousands of visitors who come to the refuge each year, means staffers and volunteers have their work cut out for them throughout the year. As refuge manager Kevin Cobble helped us understand, there are crops to grow and water to move around and even more sights to see.

For Further Reading:

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

The Refuge’s Facebook Page

Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge