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Volunteers at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife donate thousands of hours every year assisting with visitor center operations, maintenance projects, and interpretation. The refuge recruits for volunteer positions through

Become a Friend

The Friends of Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is a non-profit organization supporting Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. In addition to operating a nature store in the visitor center and online, the Friends apply for and administer grants that benefit wildlife, help host popular events such as the Festival of the Cranes, and organize volunteer efforts. Learn more about becoming a Friend.

Participate in a Community Science Project

Community science projects provide a way for anyone to share observational data with others, including scientists. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge uses data from eBird and iNaturalist to help inform visitors about where and when observations are taking place and to help document species on the refuge.

Purchase a Federal Duck Stamp

Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, commonly known as Duck Stamps, are pictorial stamps produced by the U.S. Postal Service for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar generated by the sales of Ducks Stamps goes directly to help acquire and protect wetland habitat and purchase conservation easements for the National Wildlife Refuge System. Learn more about the Federal Duck Stamp.