Please submit this form by May 1st for the summer field season, and at least 1 month before initiating your research for winter research.  You must submit a new application each calendar year you are doing your work, even if there are no changes.  Your form will be evaluated by the University-Forest Service Committee. Permission to work in the Niwot Ridge Biosphere Reserve (NWBR) will not be given for late application forms, unless special justification is provided by the investigator.

Before starting your application please review this example permit application

2023 Research Application Form


 Field Safety Guidance Slide Presentation

 Example Field Safety Plan 

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