three scientists work together at a table, two look through microscopes and another leans over the table reviewing papers
With so many natural and cultural resources, it's no wonder that researchers often look to Badlands National Park as a place to learn more.

NPS Photo / Larry McAfee


Interested in park research?

There are many research questions posed by cultural and scientific resources at Badlands National Park. If you are interested in conducting research at the park, you must apply for a research permit. For more information on applying for a permit, please visit the National Park Service's Research Permit and Reporting website or contact Badlands National Park directly by phone (605-433-5361) or via email.

To learn more about past research conducted in the park, explore the research portal below.

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    Last updated: August 31, 2020

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