The Friends of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges is excited to announce the Kids Crane Fest Quest, taking place from October 8-14, 2023, during National Wildlife Refuge Week.
We wanted to share an email we recently received from one of our donors, Robert Krattli. Robert’s story is indicative of the generational relevance of the San Luis Valley’s Sandhill Crane migration, and the lasting impact of the Monte Vista Crane Festival.
March in the San Luis Valley brings frequent snowfall, strong winds, and the annual return of the area’s oldest visitors—Sandhill Cranes. Although cranes have been migrating through the Valley’s wetlands for centuries, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the event dedicated to showcasing the majesty of the cranes and their habitat: The Monte Vista Crane Festival.
A 40th Anniversary Keynote from ICF ICF Co-Founder to share Lessons Learned From 50 Years of Crane Conservation Big anniversaries deserve to be celebrated in style. That’s why we are very excited to announce that for our 2023 keynote speaker, we will be hosting a speaker from an organization that is also celebrating a hallmark
A fresh new look The monte vista crane festival celebrates 40 years with a brand new logo! 2023 marks the 40th anniversary of the Monte Vista Crane Festival. Over the past four decades, we have grown from a small event, largely attended by SLV locals, to a thriving, three-day festival filled with tours, lectures, live
CraneCam1 braves the elements at the monte vista wildlife refuge It may not have to endure the same conditions as the Mars Rover’s ChemCam, but CraneCam1 still takes its fair share of abuse to provide crane enthusiasts with the latest footage of bird activity on the Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge. In spring and fall, CraneCam
Lights, camera, action! MVCF gets a new video In November 2021 , the Friends of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges was awarded a $28,000 grant by the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) to fund an enhanced marketing program. Matching Funds of $10,000 were added by the Rio Grande County Tourism Board and the Monte Vista