Special Use Permits are required for all commercial activities on Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge.  Examples of commercial activities include guided services, commercial filming, collecting, etc.  Please contact the Refuge for further information.

  • Permits

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issues permits under various wildlife law 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 by law.  Service permit programs ensure 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.

    Permits are handled by the local Refuge office and permitting programs in International Affairs (Management Authority), Endangered SpeciesLaw Enforcement, and  Migratory Birds.

    Contact the Refuge for specific permit information or visit the National Wildlife Refuge System Web site for Special Use Permits for general information.

    For more detailed information, contact the Refuge or  go to How to Obtain a PermitFAQs/Facts or Application Forms.