USGS BITH Herp Survey
USGS Ecologist Brad 'Bones' Glorioso, and USGS Student Contractors Lindy Muse and Sidney Godfrey, measure a Western Milksnake (Lampropeltis gentilis) at a study site located in Big Thicket National Preserve.


Permit for Scientific Research

If you wish to conduct scientific research in Big Thicket National Preserve, please visit the National Park Service's Research Permit and Reporting website (RPRS) for information regarding permits. For specific RPRS related questions such as submitting an Investigator's Annual Report, Final Report, or an Appendix A, please visit the RPRS Investigator Help Topics website.

For specific Big Thicket National Preserve research related questions, please e-mail or call (409) 951-6821.

Reporting data to Big Thicket National Preserve after conducting scientific research

To report collection or observation data to the park please download the Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet - BITH_Data_Template.xls along with the Microsoft Word Document instructions - BITH_Data_Instructions.Doc. Please do not delete any columns. If any columns need to be added, please add them at the very end of the spreadsheet. All required fields or columns are in Red

NPS Museum Handbook

For additional information on managing, preserving, documenting, accessing and using museum collections, please review the NPS Museum Handbook.

Interior Collections Management System - ICMS

For additional information on NPS Standards for cataloging various objects collected under a scientific research permit, such as biology, geology, or paleontology specimens, please visit the Interior Collection Management System website. Additional information related to ICMS may also be found on the Rediscovery Software Inc. website.

Big Thicket Field Research Station

For additional information related to the Big Thicket Field Research Station or FRS, please visit the Thicket of Diversity website.

Last updated: June 16, 2015

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