Hiking, Fishing, Boating, and regulated Hunting. In addition, the Friends of Hagerman offer many activities, Events, Seminars, Volunteer Opportunities for individuals, and learning opportunities for school and church groups as well.
Refuge lands are open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year.
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Summer Tanager (top) and Indigo Bunting photo by Donnie Simmons
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Painted Bunting photo by Donnie Simmons
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher by Brenda Kay Edwards
Tricolored Heron by Jack Chiles
Bluestem Master Naturalists to Offer Landowner Program
Sept 17, 2022, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
One of the Bluestem Chapter’s current initiatives is to educate landowners about ways in which they can preserve open space, increase habitat for wildlife, and get a property tax break at the same time. That option is a Wildlife Special Valuation.
If you have land under an agriculture exemption, you may qualify for a Wildlife Special Valuation, a tax status that provides the same tax rate as agricultural exemptions while allowing the landowner to focus on improving habitat for wildlife, as opposed to traditional farming.
This seminar will show you how to do both.
· The morning session will cover the qualifications for Wildlife Special Valuations, how to apply for one, and guidelines for managing your land for wildlife.
· The afternoon session will include speakers on wildlife management practices such as habitat improvement, providing supplemental food and water, and removal of undesirable and invasive plants.
In between, enjoy touring the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, where the program will be held. Please bring a sack lunch, as there are limited eating establishments nearby.
You can reserve your place through the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/landowner-education-program-managing-your-land-for-wildlife-tickets-378079926237
For more information about the program, download the Factsheet.
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Lark Sparrow by
Danielle Christine White
US Fish and Wildlife Service Mission
We work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
Friends Organizations are crucial to the collective mission of the Refuge System to conserve and protect the wildlife of this great nation and help millions of Americans understand that their actions today determine the legacy we leave for tomorrow.
Lunar Eclipse at the Refuge, May 15, 2022
By Jeff Gladden
Friends of Hagerman Mission
Friends of Hagerman NWR Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to instill reverence, respect, and conservation of our wild creatures and habitats through supporting environmental education, recreational activities, and programs of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Catch of the Day! Little Blue Heron by Pam Rendall-Bass
Southern Dogface on Rock Rose by Laurie Sheppard
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The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year, drive on any road unless gated.
Admission to the refuge, parking and most events/activities are funded by donations and powered by volunteers.
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Special thanks to Nancy Miller for the amazing photo of the Visitor Center