We invite scientists to use AS IF Center for education, observation, and long term or short term research. Researchers have begun studying stream health, moth diversity and phenology, herpetology, and native bee species at the center. Future research themes may include biological diversity,  ecosystem function, biogeochemical cycling, climate and its effects on phenology, disturbance and succession, invasive species, soils, hydrology, stream ecology,  geology, site restoration, and other areas of study.

Geologist Kaye Savage records stream measurements

Permits, facilities, and site information

If your activity has any higher impact on the land than simply hiking our trails or dipping your toes in the creek, we require a permit. To do site-based research at AS IF Center, please visit the Land Use Permits page and apply for a permit at least a month before your visit.

You can find more information about lodging, research facilities and supplies on our Facilities page. For site descriptions, identification guides under development, and other science resources, see our Natural History page.

Apply to do environmental science research  

Scientists can do research at AS IF Center at any time of year. If you are interested in coming to AS IF Center to do your research, please send

  • A completed permit application (or, if no permit is required for your project, a simple description of what you intend to do here)
  • The dates you hope to visit, and
  • The number of rooms you need.

Send your request to us by email. If no permit is required, two weeks’ notice is adequate. For permits, please apply a month in advance.

Ecoloogist John Pickering collects photographic data on moths.