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Where Wildlife Comes First

About the Complex

Wheeler 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

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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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
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2017
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