Research Application Process
Persons can apply for a Research Permit through the NPS Research Permit and Reporting System website. This is done by selecting “Submit applications for research permits” and following the instructions on the screen. The application form can be filled out and submitted electronically from the website. Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the instruction set and general guidelines posted on the website prior to completing the Application Form (see “Application FAQs” and “Permit FAQs”).
We suggest that you contact us prior to submitting your application. The best way to do so is by email. We will help you with the process and send you a packet of information and paperwork to include with your application.
Proposals for research are reviewed by our Integrated Science and Resource Management Team. We will consider all proposals, with special consideration to those topics that are in alignment with park goals and research.
Persons wishing to familiarize themselves with recent research and resources management projects in the park are encouraged to visit the NPS Research Permit and Reporting System website and examine the archive of Investigator's Annual Reports.
We look forward to working with you.