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David Shaw's film launching the collaboration with several organizations for the "second century stewardship" program.
Science Topics in Acadia
Parks for Science, Science for Parks
In any given year, as many as 80 scientists do field research in Acadia National Park, and many more conduct research at the Schoodic Education and Research Center, the park's museum, and at many of the park's neighbors, such as College of the Atlantic, Mount Desert Island Biological Lab, Jackson Lab, Abbe Museum, and the area's many historical societies, museums, and libraries. The insights produced by this research play a central role in the management of the national park and other protected areas. The research also advances basic science and our understanding of natural history and human-natural systems.
If you are interested in seeing past research projects at Acadia, please visit https://irma.nps.gov and search for Acadia.
Are you looking to apply for a research permit?
To do research in Acadia National Park, you must apply for a research permit through the Research Permit and Reporting System. For more information on the policies, conditions, and procedures related to applying for a permit, please visit our Permits page here.
Long-term Natural Resource MonitoringThe National Park Service’s Inventory & Monitoring Northeast Temperate Network (I&M NETN) program helps Acadia document and keep track of the health of a wide array of park natural resources. Breeding birds, forest health, rocky intertidal communities, water quality, and more are monitored each year by the network to give park managers the most current information possible so they can make the best-informed decisions about taking care of the park. Visit NETN’s Acadia National Park page to learn more.
Whether specimen data, GIS information, or Investigator's Annual Reports, reports are crucial to document the research that has been done in the park, and shares that research with the community. For more information on documentation required in research at Acadia National Park, please visit our Reports page.
Science Information and Communications Manager
Acadia National Park
Last updated: October 3, 2017