Permits are required for all commercial videography, including filming of documentaries, travelogues, feature stories, and advertising. Liability insurance and bonding may be required depending on the specific production activities proposed. News gathering organizations are exempt from fee, insurance, and bonding requirements, but may require a Special Use Permit to ensure compatibility with refuge purposes, public use, ongoing research, or to protect refuge resources. Because of this, a meeting between refuge staff and the project lead is recommended. All requests must be received 2 weeks prior to the arrival date.
Download the Commercial Activities Special Use Permits Form (pdf - 553KB)