Research and Collection of Resources
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
Did You Know?
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.