Obtaining a Scientific Research Permit
With its well-documented history of glaciation, processes of biological succession, intact ecosystems, pure waters and air, Glacier Bay is a world-renowned locality to conduct research.
A Scientific Research and Collecting Permit is required to conduct research or collect specimens on all National Park Service Lands. Researchers are encouraged to contact the Glacier Bay Research Coordinator early in the planning process to discuss proposed work and streamline the permitting process.
Glacier Bay National Park Research Coordinator:
"The permitting process may take up to 90 days. Submit research applications by March 31st to secure your study. The GLBA Research Committee reviews applications on a first come first serve basis. Research applications submitted after March 31st may experience delays in application review and securing specific dates to conduct research."
To aid in the preparation of a successful application, researchers should first review the following documents:
If any of the above documents suggest that your research may require exceptions or special conditions, please ensure that you communicate those needs with the Research Coordinator.
Research Permit Application Process
Requesting NPS Logistical Support
Last updated: March 13, 2019