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Festival of the Cranes

Wheeler NWR, Saturday thru Sunday, January 13-14, 2018. Workshops, Concert, Special Guests.

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
Where Wildlife Comes First

Public Notice of Availability for Comment Draft Compatibility Determination for Cooperative Farming

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is re-evaluating the use of cooperative farming on Wheeler and Key Cave National Wildlife Refuges (NWR).

Draft Compatibility Determination

About the Complex

Wheeler Complex

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

Read more about the complex
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.

Learn more about the NWRS