• The dunes in soft light

    White Sands

    National Monument New Mexico

Research and Collection of Resources

Researcher in the dunes.
NPS Photo
 

If you're interested in doing research at White Sands National Monument, you must first apply for a permit online through the US National Park Service Research Permit and Reporting System.

Once you've submitted your application, we will then review it and notify you of our decision (approve, disapprove, or need more information).

For more information:

David Bustos, Chief of Resource Management
White Sands National Monument
PO Box 1086
Holloman AFB, NM 88330
(575) 479-6124 ext 225
Email: david_bustos@nps.gov

Did You Know?

Photo of yucca growing on a dune

Some species of plants can survive burial by a moving dune by a process called "stem elongation." As the sand rises, the plants quickly grow upward to keep their leaves above the rising sand.