The VSWCD views the area as an excellent opportunity for conservation education for Valencia youth (see Friends of Whitfield and Service Learning) as well as drawing on ecotourism to bring an added economy to Valencia County.
You can be a part of helping Whitfield grow as a refuge for wildlife and as a center for community by becoming a member of the Friends of the Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area. The Friends of the Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area is an independent, 501 c3 non-profit dedicated to supporting the Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area in the conservation of wildlife and habitats through environmental education, research, and restoration.
The Friends promote the preservation of the natural and historical resources of the WCAC, foster its uses and enjoyment by the public consistent with the protection and preservation of its environment and wildlife, and engage in such educational, scientific, and civic activities as will assist the management of the WCAC in carrying out its mandates.
PO Box 170
Belen, NM 87002
Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
2424 Hwy 47
Belen, NM 87002
2022 Holiday Schedule
Office and grounds will be closed in observance of these days.
Monday (in-lieu), January 3, New Year's Day
Monday, Jan. 17th, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 21, President's Day
Monday, May 30th, Memorial Day
Monday, July 4th, Fourth of July
Monday, September 5th, Labor Da
Monday, October 10th, Indigenous Peoples Day
Thursday, November 11th, Veterans Day
Thursday, November 24th, Thanksgiving Day
Monday (in-lieu), December 26th, Christmas Day