Permit Requirement & Timeline
A Scientific Research and Collection Permit is required to conduct research on all National Park Service lands.
Key Points to Include in Your Application
Additional Useful Information for Putting Together Your Permit
1. Guide to Conducting Wilderness Research in Alaska’s National Parks
Application Review Process
Proposed projects will undergo compliance review by an interdisciplinary team (IDT) to assess the scientific integrity and appropriateness of research activities. The primary compliance requirements that must be addressed prior to project approval are:
The Research Coordinator at the park will contact you to clarify any details or alert you to problems that might arise. The coordinator will meet with the park compliance inter-disciplinary team and shepherd your proposal through the evaluation process. The coordinator will provide you with updates periodically and is the person ultimately responsible for issuing your permit. In general, you can expect this process to take up to 3 months.
Share Your Research with UsIf you are conducting research in the park, we want to hear the results of the work, stories from the field, or see pictures. The only way park managers can apply research results towards science-based management of the park is if those results are available. There is a multitude of ways to share your information (reports, posters, brown bag talks, seminars, guest lectures, brochures).
Last updated: June 8, 2020