• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

Scientific Research & Collection Permits

Please read important park alerts by clicking the red tab above before you come to the parks.

Prior approval in the form of a permit is required to conduct scientific research or collecting in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Devils Postpile National Monument. This approval must be obtained annually.

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Devils Postpile National Monument have a long history of supporting scientific research, and that research has been important both to park management and to the general body of scientific knowledge. The parks would like to continue that tradition and provide the information below to help researchers navigate the permitting process. The research permit process is outlined below and described in detail in the attached documents.

 
SEKI Research Permit Cycle
 

Permit Program Coordinator Contact:
Koren R. Nydick, PhD
Science Coordinator/Ecologist
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Phone: 559-565-4292
FAX: 559-565-4207
koren_nydick@nps.gov

Applying for a Permit

Wilderness Minimum Requirements Analysis (MRA)

Park-specific conditions: Each permit may have specific conditions attached to it. However, all permits have the following park-specific conditions:

Avoidance of White Nose Syndrome: requirements for cave researchers

If you encounter marijuana grow site


Accommodations for Researchers

If you encounter difficulty opening any of the linked documents contact the Permit Program Coordinator (above).

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