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Photos: Secretary Salazar and New Mexico Leaders Make Important Announcement about Urban Refuge Proposal


September 29, 2011

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, Congressman Martin Heinrich, and Bernalillo County Commissioner Art De La Cruz to announce a proposed 570-acre national wildlife refuge on a former dairy farm just a few miles south of New Mexico’s largest metropolitan area has been approved. As proposed, the site will serve as an urban oasis for both wildlife and people.


  • Secretary Salazar with the Commissioner of Bernalillo County Art De La Cruz. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    Secretary Salazar with the Commissioner of Bernaillo County Art De La Cruz.
  • Secretary Salazar with the Commissioner of Bernaillo County Art De La Cruz touring a proposed Urban Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    Secretary Salazar with Commissioner of Bernalillo County Art Del La Cruz touring a proposed Urban Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico
  • Secretary Salazar stands with children to present a check for $5 million for the approval of 570-acre national wildlife refuge on a former dairy farm just a few miles south of New Mexico’s largest metropolitan area. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    Secretary with Children
  • Secretary Salazar with the Commissioner of Bernaillo County Art De La Cruz.
  • Secretary Salazar with Commissioner of Bernalillo County Art Del La Cruz touring a proposed Urban Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico
  • Secretary with Children