Research Permits

Amphibian researcher explores the wetlands of Great Sand Dunes
A researcher explores the wetlands of Great Sand Dunes as part of an an amphibian survey of the park.

NPS/Ola Bovin

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve encourages scientific research by academic, agency, and independent research scientists.

Priority for a research permit is given to research proposals that focus on those resources that are most pertinent to the Great Sand Dunes system: hydrology, geology, archeology (historic and prehistoric), and biological elements that are endemic to Great Sand Dunes, or elements whose natural histories are strongly influenced by the sand dunes system.

How to Obtain a Research and Collection Permit for Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Please read the complete Guidelines for Obtaining a Research and Collection Permit (pdf file, 120kb, updated March 2016).

Last updated: March 22, 2016

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