Research on state land may require a land use permit
Please carefully read the information below to see if you need a permit. If you have any questions, please use the contact information under the appropriate section.
This use permit does not eliminate the need for additional permits which may be required by law.
For example, if you plan to:
- Collect or handle a species listed as threatened or endangered in Michigan, a Threatened/Endangered Species Permit is required from the DNR's Wildlife Division
- Collect or handle a federally listed threatened or endangered species, a federal permit is required
- Collect or handle certain aquatic, reptile or amphibian species, you need a Cultural or Scientific Collectors Permit from the DNR's Fisheries Division
- Collect or handle certain bird/mammal species, you need a Scientific Collector's Permit from the DNR's Wildlife Division