Research Activities

Experimental forest demonstration areas, locations for naval stores, observatories, laboratories, stream gages, weather stations, cloud seeding devices, and similar uses not intended to result in further development.


  • Determined by activity

Submission deadline: 90 days prior to proposed event

You will need:

  • Application
  • Academic affiliation documentation (for possible billing waiver purposes)
  • Insurance Certificate covering the timeframe of the research being conducted on Forest System Lands
  • Maps of areas to be used with specific trails, roads, lots, etc. highlighted
  • Research Activity (or other specifically revised) Operating Plan
  • NEPA documentation (as required by permit administrator)

Once you have completed the above documents, see Step 4 – Review by the Permit Administrator.