Permits enable the public to engage in legitimate wildlife-related activities that would otherwise be prohibited by law. Some permits promote conservation efforts by authorizing scientific research, generating data, or allowing wildlife management and rehabilitation activates to go forward. Permit programs ensure that such activities are carried out in a manner that safeguards wildlife.

If you are interested in performing commercial activities, research, harvesting, or other activities that are outside general trail use and wildlife observation, you will need a special use permit.

To find out if your activity is compatible with the Refuge and if you will need a special use permit contact: 360-887-4106

Link to USFWS Permit Forms Site