Friends of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge Annual Report, 2021

This was a busy year for the Friends. The Refuge is operating with only 50% of their staff, which greatly impacts the ability of the Refuge to fulfill their mission of wildlife conservation, habitat preservation, and visitor services. As a result, the role of the Friends is increasingly critical in this time of staff and funding shortfalls. The Friends have stepped in with finances and volunteer labor to initiate or continue projects so important for the welfare of wildlife and their habitat. Another hurdle this year was Covid-19, which resulted in the Visitor Center being closed all year. Many staff […]

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Lower San Luis Well Update

The Refuge, Southern Arizona Quail Forever and Altar Valley Conservation Alliance paid to improve an old hand dug 50’ well that was dry. They had it dug to 245’ with the well pipe capped and waiting for further money to complete the well.

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Outreach Notes June 18

by Janine Higgins Dear Friends, Walt Anderson writes an eloquent tribute to Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in “A Sense of Place.”  We’ll begin today’s Notes with the first scene in the essay. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!  – – – – – – – – – – – – –  Among Friends 5 May 2021. Spring is Galloping toward Summer, by Walt Anderson “To truly develop a sense of place, you need to listen to the conversations going on out there. You can learn to read between the lines, to marvel at the very existence […]

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