Natural Resources Research
Brenda Moraska Lafrancois 2006
The National Park Service is responsible for protecting the natural resources on its lands. Protecting these resources requires a full understanding that can be obtained only by the long term accumulation and analysis of data produced by science.Summaries of the scientific research conducted at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore during this field season are listed in this section. Information from these studies will help managers make better planning, development, and conservation decisions.
Application Procedures to Conduct Research in the National Park
To begin the permit application process, visit the NPS Research Permit and Reporting System (RPRS) website.
The RPRS website also contains instructions for the application process, frequently asked questions, links to other research-related websites, and links to submit or view Investigator Annual Reports (IARs)—reports detailing the accomplishments of ongoing or completed research projects.
Did You Know?
Sleeping Bear Dunes includes two large islands in Lake Michigan - North and South Manitou Islands. Take a day trip to South Manitou Island and explore the island village and lighthouse or take a motor tour of the farming district. If you go to North Manitou Island, plan to camp overnight! More...