Monte Vista Refuge

The 14,834-acre Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge’s wetlands are mostly man-made and intensively managed to provide habitat for a variety of waterfowl and other water birds.

Water from irrigation canals and wells maintain this important wetland habitat. This refuge has historically had some of the nation’s highest waterfowl reproduction.

The refuge also provides food and critical habitat for migratory Greater Sandhill Cranes, which spend time in the San LUis Valley while traveling between their wintering and summer breeding grounds.

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