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Festival of the Cranes 2020

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Saturday & Sunday January 11th and 12th, 2020.

Festival of the Cranes at Wheeler

A Home for Wildlife

America The Beautiful Pass

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

Public Notice of Hunt Plan Expansion at Key Cave NWR

To view documents related to the public review period for the hunt expansion plan for Key Cave NWR, click the link below.

Link to Documents
Where Wildlife Comes First

Intern Program

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The refuge intern program is designed to provide valuable work experience for college students or recent graduates and to provide work assistance for the refuge. We strive to always provide a variety of quality experiences for interns while accomplishing needed refuge work.

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About the Complex

Wheeler Complex

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Wheeler Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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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