Research at the Center for Urban Ecology
(CUE) supports the natural resource needs of the parks within
the National Capital Region (NCR). Due to the diversity of
landscapes found in the NCR, resource managers identify science
and management issues based on individual park needs.
Research opportunities may include
interpretive components. Projects are funded through the Urban
Ecology Research Learning Alliance (UERLA), the Chesapeake
Watershed-Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CW-CESU),
and the Inventory & Monitoring Program
The National Park Service and, specifically, the parks in
the National Capital Region, welcome your interest in helping
us better understand the resources and systems protected in
parks through sound research. To learn more about the basics
of research permits in National Park areas, please refer to
the Application Procedures
and Requirements for Scientific Research and Collecting Permits.
You may apply to any park in the nation using the on-line
Research Permit and Reporting System.