Salazar to Make Major Announcements on National Wildlife Refuges During Trip to New Mexico


Contact: Blake Androff (DOI) 202-208-6416
Megan Kelhart (FWS) 505-248-6285

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, September 27, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will travel to New Mexico to make a major announcement on conservation efforts underway on the Middle Rio Grande in Albuquerque and the proposed Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge in Watrous.

In the morning, Salazar will be joined by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman and U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich for an announcement in Albuquerque. In the afternoon, Salazar will travel to the Wind River Ranch in Watrous to tour the area and to make a second announcement.

News media are invited to attend and cover both events.


WHO: Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Jeff Bingaman, U.S. Senator
Martin Heinrich, U.S. Representative
WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2012
10:00 a.m. MDT
WHERE: The former Price’s Dairy
7851 2nd Street SW
Albuquerque, NM

Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Thursday, September 27, 2012
1:15 p.m. MDT Tour of Wind River Ranch  
2:15 p.m. MDT Announcement
Wind River Ranch
New Mexico Highway 161, Mile Marker #16
Watrous, NM
RSVP: Media interested in joining the tour of the ranch must RSVP to Megan Kelhart at (505) 248-6285 by 9am MDT on Sept. 27.