Between US 60 to the north and US 380 to the south is an unimpeded 35‑mile long wildlife corridor.
This habitat is maintained and secured through the lower 30 acres on the floodplain of Dogshine with a conservation easement. The conservation easement rests with the Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust and is in perpetuity.
Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge is only 4 miles north of Dogshine through undeveloped and protected BLM and state land, and isolated private land. Its ecosystems continue the desert and riparian woodlands of Dogshine, encompass wetlands, and extend into grasslands and higher forests.
Only 25 miles south of Dogshine (8 miles south of US 380) is the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. In addition to the above ecosystems, its extensive wetlands provide habitat and protection for thousands of migratory birds and endangered species.
Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge