Special Use Permits (SUP)These permits enable the public to engage in
legitimate wildlife-related activities and ensure that activities are carried
out in a manner that safeguards wildlife. Additionally, some permits promote
conservation efforts by authorizing scientific research, generating data, and/or
allowing wildlife management and rehabilitation activities to go forward.
At McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge, wildlife
comes first. For this reason, Special
Use Permits (SUP) are required in order to conduct activities involving
research, oil and gas operations, various commercial uses, and others uses,
using the following forms:
Research and Monitoring SUPGeneral
Visit the National Wildlife Refuge System web site for more information on Special Use Permits. Additional information can be found at How to Obtain a Permit, FAQs/Facts or Application Forms.
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