Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting
Precipice Cliff, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliff areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »
Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather
Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.
Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm
The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.
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Conditions for Specimen Collection
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Collecting specimens in national parks is allowed in limited circumstances when it is necessary for research or educational purposes. By federal regulation, specimens collected within the park are property of the NPS. Regardless of where the collections are stored, they must be properly accessioned and cataloged into the NPS's cataloging system. Also by federal regulation, a researcher must be an official representative of a reputable scientific or educational institution or governmental agency to be authorized to collect specimens in the park. Collecting specimens not authorized on your permit or for your private purposes is not allowed.
Information for researchers collecting specimens
No specimens (biological or physical) may be collected unless specifically authorized on your Scientific Research and Collecting permit.
Before You Begin Collecting:
During collecting, it is essential to gather all of the information required to catalog specimens. Please review the fields in the Cataloging Spreadsheet prior to collecting specimens, so that you can ensure that you record all of the necessary information. You can use the Museum Catalog Worksheet-NH (Form 10-254B) during field work to document pertinent data on-site if you would like. Please remember your assigned Accession # must be located on everything related to your research (i.e. specimen tags, field data sheets, reports, notes, etc) to track the entire project.
Within one year of the final date of collecting, please submit:
Suggested Curation Materials and Supplies
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We ask that you use our cataloging spreadsheet to document key information associated with the collection of your specimens.This information will make your specimens as useful as possible to park managers, educators, and future researchers. We will preserve this information in the National Park Service's Interior Collection Management Systems (ICMS). Click here for more information on Cataloging Instructions.
Right click and choose "Save link as" to download a copy of the cataloging spreadsheet. This form needs to be saved as either .csv or .txt file and returned to park with your reports.
Click here to download a copy of Natural History Catalog Record (Form 10-254B).
Did You Know?
The Guide's Guide to Acadia National Park, originally created to share important information about the park's facilities and natural and cultural resources with commercial guides, is available to the public on this website. The guide contains everything you would want to know about the park. More...