NMVFO’s achievements have been recognized often. The following is a partial list of the formal recognition we have received:


2012 - President's Volunteer Service Gold Award.


2001 - Certificate of Appreciation for continued dedication and valuable service to the backcountry resources and the recreational programs from the Gila National Forest.  Land Ethic and Conservation Award for excellence in enhancement of wilderness and trail resources on the Sandia and Magdalena Ranger Districts.


1997 - Plaque recognizing our efforts in trail maintenance “With Deepest Appreciation” from the Girl Scouts.


1994 - Certificate of Appreciation for providing visual enhancements and security to campgrounds of the Quemado Lake Recreation Area from the US Department of Agriculture.


1993 - Certificate of Recognition for outstanding contributions to the natural and cultural resources of New Mexico from New Mexico Governor Bruce King.


1993 - Certificate of Appreciation for sponsorship of the third annual run for the mountain from the Cibola National Forest.


1992-93 - Volunteer Service Award for outstanding commitment to the stewardship of America’s public lands and natural and cultural resources from US Department of the Interior.


1992 - Certificate of Appreciation for Espirito Santo Project in the Rio Puerco Resource Area from the Bureau of Land Management.


1992 - Partnership Award between us and the Camino Real Ranger District from the Carson National Forest.


1990 – Partners in Forest Management Plaque for Cub Spring Redevelopment from the Cibola National Forest.


1990 - Certificate of Appreciation for significant contribution of services as a volunteer in the national forests from the Cibola National Forest.


1989 – Award of Merit for contribution to the urban quality of Albuquerque through our volunteer efforts, a partnership has been created between the citizens and public land agencies of New Mexico for the maintenance and management of our outdoors from The Albuquerque Conservation Association.


1989 - Plaque recognizing outstanding support and contribution to the park and recreation movement from The Southwest Region of the National Recreation & Park Association.


1988 - Plaque recognizing efforts to restore the La Junta trail in the Rio Grande Wild Scenic River Area was installed at the trailhead of La Junta by Bureau of Land Management.


1988 - Citation for Outstanding Service to parks and recreation from the New Mexico Recreation and Parks Association.


1987 - Certificate of Appreciation for promoting stewardship of America’s natural and cultural resources from the Department of the Interior and Keep America Beautiful, Inc. Presented in Albuquerque by Interior Secretary Hodel.


1987 - Certificate of Recognition from the Take Pride in America Program.


1986 - Certificate of Merit from the Take Pride in America Program.


1986 - Plaque for Outstanding Public Service in volunteer efforts to preserve the Rio Grande Gorge National Recreation Trails, Taos Resource Area, Bureau of Land Management.


1986 - Certificate of Appreciation for Civic Beautification by the City of Albuquerque for improvement and maintenance of recreational areas had for fostering environmental awareness.


1986 - National Award for contributing to the conservation and management of natural and cultural resources of the United States through volunteer service from the Department of the Interior.


1985 – Certificate of a Participating Shareholder in the future of Albuquerque from the Albuquerque Community Foundation.


1985 - Award of Merit from the Keep New Mexico Beautiful Inc. for the Adopt-A-Trail Program.


1984 – Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Albuquerque for our efforts to preserve the “Bosque” (Cottonwood trees along the Rio Grande river) and help create the Rio Grande Valley State Park.


1983 – Denver Bennett Memorial award from the New Mexico Recreation and Parks Association for being an outstanding recreational organization.