Where Wildlife Comes First
About the Complex
Wheeler, Sauta Cave, Fern Cave, Key Cave Cahaba River, Mountain Longleaf, Watercress Darter are the Refuges that make up our remarkably diverse Complex.
Wheeler is managed as part of the Wheeler Complex.
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About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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A Home for Wildlife
The America the Beautiful Pass (Senior, Access, Annual) is available at the Refuge Visitor Center. The Access pass is free, but requires that the applicants shows their proof of disability. Options include: paperwork showing person is receiving Social Security or Veterans benefits, a signed statement (on doctor's letterhead) saying this person is permanent disabled, etc... Rangers only issue the America the Beautiful Pass on weekdays. America the Beautiful Pass
Draft Compatibility Determination for Commercial Photography, Filming, and VideographyWheeler_NWR_CD_Commercial_Filming
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2017