How can you help?

One way is to donate to one or more of our project areas.  Please review the information on this page and any links. We are sure you will find an area you want to support. If you have any questions, please send us an email.

About Your Donation

Be assured that 100% of your donation will benefit wildlife. Donations are used for high priority refuge projects such as:


  • Habitat Acquisition - To acquire high priority wildlife habitat as opportunities arise. Properties may be secured and held by Friends until the refuge (USF&W) acquires funding and completes acquisition protocols. 


  • Habitat Management - Restoration, revegetation, prescribed burning, research, etc.


  • Ocelot Conservation - Ocelot research, management, translocation, and habitat management, improvement, and restoration.


  • Aplomado Falcon Conservation - Aplomado falcon research and management, and habitat management, improvement, and restoration.


  • Feed The Birds - Provides food for feeders and upkeep of feeding stations and water features at bird viewing areas around the visitor center.

  • Education and Outreach - An essential part of our program is sharing information about the research and conservation work being a conductedat Laguna Atascosa to protect habitat and natural resources.

Land Acquisition Legacy Fund

A unique way to honor someone or a special event.
We have a fund dedicated to help Friends purchase land to grow the refuge.  To learn more just click the button.

Amazon Smile
There are many ways you can play a part in wildlife conservation. When you shop using AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge at no cost to you! Select the button below, log in to your Amazon account and set up your donation preference.
Other Donations

If you are interested in making a more substantial contribution to the Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge we would be happy to hear from you. Please contact us directly.

Daniel Joseph Feibelman Memorial 

Dan Joseph was a local newscaster who loved the wild places and the wildlife in the Rio Grande Valley. He passed away on July 17, 2020. One of his wishes was to have donations made in his honor to support the Ocelot Program at Laguna Atascosa. To donate, please use the button below. Thank you.



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  • Refuge open daily, sunrise to sunset. Entry fees are currently $3.00 per vehicle.

  • Steve Thompson Wildlife Drive (formerly, Bayside Drive), the refuge's 14 mile auto tour loop, is CLOSED to private vehicle traffic, bicycles, and pedestrians to protect endangered ocelots.  

  • Buena Vista Road is open. THE SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH!

  • Refuge walking and biking trails are open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset.

  • Visitor Center is closed. Call 956-244-2019 for information.

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