Permits

Permits

We proudly work with researchers from all backgrounds and specialties to learn more about the health of Kankakee ecosystems and public resources.

Special use permits may be issued for compatible activities including research, wood cutting, and other activities on the refuge.   

For more detailed information, visit How to Obtain a PermitFAQs/Facts or Application Formsand for more refuge-specific information, including current contact information, please visit our 'About the Refuge' page here.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issues permits under various wildlife laws and treaties at a number of offices throughout the country. Permits enable the public to engage in legitimate wildlife-related activities that would otherwise be prohibited. Service permit programs ensure that such activities are carried out in a manner that safeguards visitors and wildlife. Additionally, some permits promote conservation efforts by authorizing scientific research, generating data, or allowing wildlife management and rehabilitation activates to go forward.