The Mexican Spotted Owl

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Date: October 7, 2008

NEWS RELEASE    u.s. department of the interior

National Park Service


For Immediate Release 

Frank Torres 425-8025


Presentation at CCHP

The National Park Service and Fort Union National Monument announces its’ monthly “Glimpses of the Past” presentation.  The program will be held at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St., in Las Vegas, Thursday October 16 t at 7:00 p.m.

The presentation will be on The Mexican Spotted Owlby Manuel Nickolas Villanueva.  The Mexican Spotted Owl is native to the Las Vegas area, as well as Utah, Colorado and Arizona.  In April 14, 1993 it became a threatened species in the United States. Mr. Villanueva will talk about its habitat and how it became endangered.  He will also teach the audienceways to be a “hooter” and communicate with these owls.

Manuel Nickolas Villanueva, originally from Tecolotito,New Mexico,now resides in Las Vegas. He has a BA in University Studies with a concentration in Forestry, Math, Science and Health. Mr. Villanueva is employed with New Mexico State Parks and currently works at Storrie Lake.

The “Glimpses of the Past” series of programs are presented to the public free of charge, in cooperation with the National Park Service and the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation (CCHP). For more information, you may contact Fort Union National Monument at (505) 425-8025, or visit the park website at

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