Special Use Permits enable the public to engage in legitimate wildlife-related activities that would otherwise be prohibited by law. Service permit programs ensure that such activities are carried out in a manner that safeguards wildlife. Additionally, some permits promote conservation efforts by authorizing scientific research, generating data, or allowing wildlife management and rehabilitation activities to be considered.
- Commercial filming (audio, video, photographic products of monetary value)
- Commercial activities such as guiding hunters, anglers, outdoor activities, or large organized groups
- Research and monitoring activities by students, universities, or other nonFWS organizations
- Large organized groups (birding, wildlife watching, festivals, etc)
Visit the National Wildlife Refuge System website for Special Use Permit Applications. Special use permit applications will be evaluated by the refuge manager to determine whether or not they are compatible with the purposes of the refuge.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-934-2801 or fax 530-934-7814