Festival of the Cranes
Join us as we celebrate the majesty of the Sandhill and Whooping Crane
January 11, 2014
The time of waterfowl abundance is soon to be here. Stop by the Visitor Center and see what waterfowl you can see.
Where Wildlife Comes First
We, the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service (Service), determine
threatened species status under the
Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act),
as amended, for the spring pygmy
sunfish (Elassoma alabamae), which is
found in Limestone County, Alabama.
The effect of this regulation is to add
this species to the List of Endangered
and Threatened Wildlife and implement
the Federal protections provided by the
Act for this species.
DATES: This rule is effective December 2,
About the Complex
Wheeler, Sauta Cave, Fern Cave, Key Cave Cahaba River, Mountain Longleaf, Watercress Darter are the Refuges that make up our remarkably diverse Complex.
Wheeler is managed as part of the Wheeler Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
A Home for Wildlife
Our winter guests are beginning to arrive! A small group of Sandhills have been spotted on mudflats in Flint Creek. Many more to come!
The America the Beautiful Pass (Senior, Access, Annual) is available at the Refuge Visitor Center. The Access pass is free, but requires that the applicants shows their proof of disability. Options include: paperwork showing person is receiving Social Security or Veterans benefits, a signed statement (on doctor's letterhead) saying this person is permanent disabled, etc... Rangers only issue the America the Beautiful Pass on weekdays. America the Beautiful Pass
Join us as we celebrate the majesty of the Sandhill and Whooping Crane January 11, 2014
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 02, 2014