Your research permit does not authorize you to enter closed or restricted areas in Yellowstone. Examples of restricted areas include most service roads, carcass dump sites, bear management areas, thermal areas, some bird nesting areas, wolf den sites, and trout spawning areas.
When you identify your study site in your research proposal, you will be informed about any regularly occurring closures or restrictions in your proposed study site.
When you get to Yellowstone and check in with the local ranger, you will be informed about any unanticipated closures in your study area.
Did You Know?
Lake trout are an invasive species of fish that is decimating the native cutthroat trout population in Yellowstone Lake.