Laws and Regulations


General special use permits are needed for after-hours access, special access to closed areas or commercial ventures including filming and recording. Please address these special use permit questions to the refuge manager at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.  

See the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ePermit system to apply for Special Use Permits.

  • General Activities 
  • Research and Monitoring 

Site Specific Rules and Regulations 

  • Special rules and regulations for the Kirtland’s Warbler Wildlife Management Area. [Link to the Visit Us Rules and Regulations section] 

National Wildlife Refuge System Laws 

Wildlife management areas are special places. All activities allowed on areas must be evaluated to make sure each activity will not conflict with the reason it was founded. The refuge system has special regulations about what you can do. Find the specific laws about what you can and cannot do on area lands by reviewing the 50 Code of Federal Regulations - Subchapter C – regarding activities on areas.

Other laws regarding the Kirtland’s Warbler Wildlife Management Area.

The Endangered Species Act establishes protections for fish, wildlife, and plants that are listed as threatened or endangered; provides for adding species to and removing them from the list of threatened and endangered species, and for preparing and implementing plans for their recovery;...

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 (16 U.S.C. 703-712) implements four international conservation treaties that the U.S. entered into with Canada in 1916, Mexico in 1936, Japan in 1972, and Russia in 1976. It is intended to ensure the sustainability of populations of all protected migratory...