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Application Instructions

Upon satisfactory completion of the research application, Cornell Botanic Gardens Natural Areas Program will issue a permit which will be valid for a maximum period of one year. Permit holders shall provide the Cornell Botanic Gardens Natural Areas Program copies of a final report and reprints of publications derived from the research (if any) allowed under this permit. The permittee agrees to acknowledge Cornell Botanic Gardens’ support in any grants, publications, or reports that arise from the research project.

Additionally, all study areas must be spatially referenced by GPS, and provided by submitting a GIS shapefile separately via e-mail to the natural areas program.

Permit Renewals

Within 30 days of expiration, permit holders may request a renewal for ongoing research. Permit holders must complete an interim report and send to as part of the renewal.

Failure to submit final or interim reports may result in denial of permit renewal requests and/or denial of additional special-use permits for future years.

Access Research Application here.

If you are interested in using our spaces for something other than research, such as installing outdoor art, please fill out our special use request form.