Land & Resources Management

Research Permits on the Superior National Forest and in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

  • All research needs a BWCAW or non-wilderness research permit. Research in the BWCAW still requires an entry point permit reservation at
  • Existing researchers must reapply on an annual basis.
  • Please allow approximately one month for your permit application to be processed.
  • To start the application process, please download, complete and sign the appropriate permit below and submit to:


Research on the Superior National Forest

Here are some research projects occurring on the Superior National Forest.