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Friends of Cibola NWR

Located in the SW corner of Arizona, Cibola National Wildlife Refuge is a must see for everyone and anyone. Consisting of 18,444 acres this beautiful hidden desert gem has something to see throughout the year. With the refuge headquarters located at 66600 Cibola Lake Road, Cibola, AZ 85328, we encourage you to stop by and check out the refuge.

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About Us

Founded in 2018, as a non-profit organization, our purpose is to help assist the Cibola NWR and surrounding areas. With over 100+ members, we are able to expand our assistance through multiple projects that benefit all wildlife. 

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Our Projects

To assist with something starts with being a conservationist. 

From planting to building, we do it all. Providing assistance is a key concept in being able to help both wildlife and the refuge.


Habitat Planting

Did you know that the refuge is in one of the major migrating flyways?

Every year, we are able to assist with planting various types of habitats such as planting Japanese Millet over in the Island Unit Moist Soil Ponds and wheat in various areas. 

This provides habitat not only for the local and migrating wildlife, but also provides better opportunities for hunting.

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We Build and Create

Did you know that fawns when they are first born are unable to jump over canals? With the lack of crossings, they can potentially get stuck swimming and possibly die. In helping to combat this problem, the refuge reached out to us, and we answered. We were able to build 7 deer crossings in Unit 1 that were strategically placed. These amazing creatures, as well as other wildlife have already started using these wildlife crossings.

Our help doesn't stop there! Bat Boxes and nesting boxes, are just a few other projects we have helped with too.

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No matter what part of the refuge you decide to visit, there is always wildlife to be seen. With this in mind, we are always looking for different ways to help assist with all wildlife. Not only is this beneficial for the environment, but it helps to continue to bring awareness of what matters most.
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We love being able to assist the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge. What better way to help in addition is being able to help educate those that care and want to continue to further that help. That's why we believe in knowledge being power to help make positive change.
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Visitor Experiences
We strive to assist in ways that help make long lasting Visitor experience memories. Being able to visit this refuge is a very rewarding experience. Not many people know about this hidden gem in the desert. A whole different kind of world of nature to explore. That is why we continue to find new ways to help assist in making your visit special. Through different projects like paving the parking lot, workdays, and cleanups, we hope to provide a special experience for everyone to enjoy.
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Our Missions

Volunteering whenever needed
Assisting the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge
Planting habitat
Educating our members about wildlife and important events

Thanks to the results achieved with you!

Our Progress

Our progress is shown through our never-ending passion to assist the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge wherever possible. Through the numerous projects that we have already achieved, we continue to strive to always outperform our previous years. Want to see what we have done? Then we encourage you to visit the projects page. Want to be apart of this great help? Then feel free to either contact us or even become a member for just $25/year.

Our Gallery

Canada Goose
American Widgeon
Storm Widgeon


       Donations no matter how small or big help in leading us towards a better tomorrow. It enables us in an enriching way to assist in not only bettering the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, but also impacting the wildlife in a magnificent way. 

Please send your donations to:

Venmo: @focnwr

PayPal Giving Fund: https://paypal.me/friendsofcibolanwr?locale.x=en_US


Check or money order: Payable to Friends of Cibola NWR, RR 2 Box 167, Cibola, AZ 85328

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