Cedar Creek and Belle Grove Research Conditions

This permit must be carried by field staff while in the park. Investigators should be prepared to show the permit and personal identification as requested by National Park Service staff member.

In addition to the project and park specific conditions outlined here, investigators must adhere to the National Park Service’s General Conditions for Scientific Research and Collecting Permit available at https://www.nps.gov/shen/learn/nature/upload/ConditionsForScientificResearchAndCollecting-508.pdf. Please read these conditions carefully as they are legally binding.

Investigators are responsible for knowing and complying with park regulations unless specifically exempted in this permit. The park’s compendium is available at: https://www.nps.gov/cebe/learn/management/lawsandpolicies.htm. Investigators must park in approved public areas. Investigators are responsible for their own safety.
Protect archeological resources and rare, threatened, or endangered plants and animals. Ground disturbance (e.g. digging, moving rocks, disturbing soil) must be specifically authorized in advance. Report any archeological findings (artifacts, historical trash, etc.) to Karen_Beck-Herzog@nps.gov.

Keep the location of sensitive resources confidential. Contact Karen_Beck-Herzog@nps.gov before publishing to any website, social media outlet, presentation, journal article, thesis, etc.

No equipment or markers or flagging may be left in the field for any duration.

IF APPROVED: Equipment and/or markers are approved for this permit. Label all equipment with your name, date of installation, phone number, and the words "National Park Service Study CEBE-XXXX.” Provide UTMs of the locations to Karen_Beck-Herzog@nps.gov. Place equipment and markers in such a way that their visibility from trails and roads is minimized. All markers must be removed by the expiration date on this permit unless otherwise indicated.

Prevent the spread and introduction of non-native plants and animals. Prior to entering the park and before moving between study sites, all field participants must check and clean shoe and boot tops and treads with a brush boots. Equipment, clothing, backpacks, and tools must also be clean and free of plant material, weed seeds, and mud that could harbor weed seeds. Dry and clean waders and gear before entering park waters and before moving between streams.

Protect park waters. Use of chemicals or hazardous materials is not allowed unless specifically authorized in this permit.

No specimens (including materials, samples, artifacts) may be collected and/or retained unless specifically authorized in this permit. See General Conditions #6.

IF APPROVED: Specimen collection and retention is approved on this permit. See General Conditions #6. Specimens are owned by the National Park Service in perpetuity regardless of their final repository. Contact the NPS Northeast Region Museum Specialist (jessica_costello@nps.gov) for accession and catalog information PRIOR to the start of fieldwork.

Share results. See General Conditions #7. The permittee is required to submit an Investigator’s Annual Report and copies of final reports, publications, and other materials (including GIS data and associated metadata) resulting from this study through the National Park Service Research Permit and Reporting System. An oral presentation to park staff and/or the public may also be required.

Last updated: November 10, 2017

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