Albuquerque

Earth Notes
12:00 am
Wed January 18, 2012

Earth Notes: In Albuquerque, a New Refuge

Price's Dairy, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Don Usner/The Trust for Public Land

Fewer than five percent of the more than 550 U.S. wildlife refuges are located in urban areas. In New Mexico, another is joining the list as the former Price’s Dairy near downtown Albuquerque is slated to become the Middle Rio Grande Wildlife Refuge. At almost 600 acres and only five miles from downtown, it is the largest farm left in a metropolitan area now home to nearly one million people.

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