Scientific Research

Answering the two questions below is the best way to determine your Minnesota DNR research permit needs.  Depending on your research subject and where you intend to conduct research, you may need to apply for multiple research permits.  Please note Minnesota DNR may be unable to grant all research requests.

What will your research involve?

Some species require federal permitting, such as:

Some species require permits from other State agencies, such as:

Where do you want to conduct research?

If you are uncertain of the ownership of your proposed research site(s), these resources may help:

Unsure where to start?

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