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 deputy refuge manager.
Colleges and Universities: For those wishing to conduct any research, inventory or monitoring projects on the refuge please address special use permit questions and applications to the wildlife biologist.
See the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ePermit system to apply for Special Use Permits.
- General Activities
- Research and Monitoring
- Commercial Activities
Rules and Regulations
Special rules and regulations for the Seney National Wildlife Refuge and the Whitefish Point Unit.
National Wildlife Refuge System Laws
Refuges are special places where wildlife comes first. All activities allowed on refuges must be evaluated to make sure each activity will not conflict with the reason the refuge was founded. The refuge system has special regulations about what you can do. You can find these regulations in the 50 Code of Federal Regulations - Subchapter C.