How to Apply for a Research Permit
To receive an application package containing the following documents, please e-mail us at Yell_research@nps.gov.
To apply for a permit on the Service’s Research Permit and Reporting System web page, go to https://irma.nps.gov/
Proposals submitted to other agencies and peer reviews received from that process may be photocopied and submitted in partial fulfillment of these requirements. Two Peer Reviews are required as part of the YNP research permit application package. You may choose to use the peer review forms provided or submit your own.
Please be sure to review the National Park Service Permit Conditions as well as the Yellowstone National Park Permit Conditions. Submit all paperwork as far in advance as possible to allow time for the review process, which takes at least 60 days.
Any direct assistance you might need from the park, such as logistical support or study site selection, should be requested with your permit application.
Please contact the Research Permit Office (307) 344-2239 for assistance.
Did You Know?
Prior to the establishment of the National Park Service, the U.S. Army protected Yellowstone between 1886 and 1918. Fort Yellowstone was established at Mammoth Hot Springs for that purpose.