Information for Researchers
Research Fellowship Programs
The Faces of 2012 Research in Denali
Welcome to the possibilities of conducting research in the shadow of Denali.
Please consult the following documents to better understand the research opportunities and research responsibilities in Denali National Park and Preserve.
Useful contact information
General and specific guidance for developing research projects and writing study plans (research proposals) for Denali that will be most compatible with Denali's wilderness landscapes, and thus encounter the least obstacles during review.
Checklist of research-related support potentially available and how to request it (e.g., housing or camping, road permit, storage space, office space).
What campgrounds, cabins, and other lodging in the park are potentially available for researchers? Table of options and amenities that might be available, arranged by "east" and "west" ends of the park road.
Learn the locations of permanent and temporary wildlife closures by consulting these maps. These areas are off limits to research except in rare instances. Closure maps are arranged by section of the Denali Park Road (Miles 0-30, 30-60, 60-90+). Researchers, please walk and work around these wildlife closures.
Minimizing impacts of conducting research
How to comply with regulations about collecting in Denali--arranging a loan repository, what to do before you arrive at the park to collect, what needs to be recorded during your field collections, and responsibilities for researchers after collecting (including labels and cataloging) and after cataloging.
Did You Know?
Visibility is an important component of measuring Denali's air quality. Visibility data, such as that from the Wonder Lake camera, supplements chemical data from filter samples. Air here is still clean, but traces of pollution from local, regional and international sources exists on filter samples.