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Explore the permits and entrance passes issued by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service below.

  • Permits

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    The U.S. Fish & 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 permitting programs in International Affairs (Management Authority), Endangered SpeciesLaw Enforcement, and  Migratory Birds.

    Visit the National Wildlife Refuge System Web site for Special Use Permits.

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

  • Passes

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    Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge does not charge an entrance fee at this time, but some other National Wildlife Refuges do, as well as many other federal recreation lands. A series of passes are offered to cover the entrance at those facilities that do have a fee.

    The America the Beautiful pass (a.k.a. annual pass) is available for purchase at federal recreation sites that charge a fee. See a list of facilities that sell annual passes.

    There are also several special passes and programs for military veterans, senior citizens, people with permanent disabilities, and volunteers.

    Last, but not least, the Federal Duck Stamp covers your entrance fee to any National Wildlife Refuge. Best of all, 98% of the purchase price of a Duck Stamp goes directly to purchase or lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

    For more information about passes, please visit the National Wildlife Refuge System Web site.