Permits enable the public to engage in legitimate wildlife-related activities
and ensures 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 activates to go forward.
At the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, wildlife comes first. For this reason,
Special Use Permits (SUP) are required in order to conduct may activities.
Special Use Permits are required for the following types
Commercial Photography or Videography
Commercial Tours or Activities
Access to areas normally closed to the public
you are interested in conducting one of the above named activities on the
refuge, we encourage you to contact refuge management at least one month in
advance of your work to begin the permit process. If you are found conducting
an activity that requires a permit without the appropriate permission you could
be subject to legal action.
Thank you for helping us protect America's wildlife and wild lands.
For more information, visit the National Wildlife Refuge System Web site
for Special Use Permits. Or, go to Howto Obtain a Permit, FAQs/Facts or ApplicationForms.