Whitfield Junior Ranger Programs

Whitfield Junior and adult Conservation Ranger books are available outside of the building Thursday thru Saturday at this time. The Whitfield building is closed to the public.


Do you know someone who is between the ages of 4 and 16 and has a love for nature? Come on down to Whitfield and learn how to get started on this FREE program!


What do I have to do to complete this program?

In order to earn a hat, you must complete all three activities and answer the question: Why is Whitfield Important? upon completion, bring in all four completed activities back in to a Whitfield employee. NOTE: Activities were designed to complete one or two per visit to allow multiple visits for mult-faceted deeper understanding .

Who can become a Whitfield Ranger?

ANYONE of any age who loves nature and wants to learn new ways to help protect it

What is a Whitfield Ranger?

A Whitfield Ranger is an individual who has a love for nature and wants to discover something new!

What do I need to get started?

Make sure to ask for your Whitfield Ranger Book, map of Whitfield to follow the trail, family discovery kit and clipboard befor you head out on your first Adventure!


Whitfield Conservation Junior Ranger Program: This program is available for all age kids. This is a one time visit where kids will earn a badge upon completion. 





Whitfield Ranger Booklet
Whitfield Ranger Book.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.3 MB]
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Conservation Junior Ranger Booklet
Adobe Acrobat document [1.3 MB]

Adult Ranger Program

This new program is available for adults of any age. This program is meant for anyone who is interested to learn more about New Mexico History, Conservation and Preservation and the wildlife habitats at Whitfield. In order to complete this booklet, an individual must complete at least 7 activities to earn their lapel pin. 

Get in Touch      

Valencia SWCD

PO Box 170

Belen, NM 87002


Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
2424 Hwy 47
Belen, NM  87002


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2021 Holiday Schedule
Office and grounds will be closed in observance of these days.

Monday, May 31st Memorial Day


Monday, July 5th, Fourth of July Federal Observance Holiday


Monday, September 6th Labor Day

Monday, October 11th Indigenous Peoples Day

Thursday, November 11th Veterans Day

Thursday, November 25th Thanksgiving Day

Saturday, December 25th Christmas Day

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