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Wheeler Wildlife Refuge Association
The WWRA is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to 


  • promoting the conservation of natural resources on the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Complex
  • Fostering public understanding and appreciation of the refuge
  • Engaging in activities that support the mission of the refuge

The refuge partners with WWRA on many important projects that benefit wildlife, the visiting public, and surrounding communities. The non-profit organization plays an important role in education and outreach, and habitat management and restoration efforts of the refuge.
Please visit their website for more details about activities and how to get involved.   


Partners for Fish and Wildlife 
Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) is a program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that has been restoring and enhancing fish and wildlife habitats on private lands. It provides cost-sharing and technical assistance to non-federal landowners, including private landowners, local governments, Native American tribes, educational institutions, and other entities. The program generally involves wetland, grassland and/or riparian restoration efforts.


Tennessee Valley Authority 
Our long-term partnership with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is an important one. The refuge was established in 1983 as an overlay refuge on lands owned by TVA and continues to be operated under a cooperative agreement with TVA. In 1959, TVA transferred 8,323 acres in fee-title to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We continue to partner with Tennessee Long Valley in operation of pumping stations in our dewatering units and other resource management activities.