It is the responsibility of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve Committee to develop policies and guidelines for the stewardship of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve that protect and interpret the biological and cultural resources of the landscape in conjunction with UW–Madison's educational mission. The committee welcomes teaching and research projects in the preserve but requires that they be approved by the program manager. The policy concerning teaching and research is summarized below.
If you teach classes in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve, please complete the form below to register your activity. This includes one-time, short-term, or long-term (more than 1 year) passive observation or data collection from trails and roads. Please re-register your activity each semester/summer session you use the preserve. Please allow up to a one-week lead time for acknowledgment. If you plan to conduct research in the preserve, please complete the required form to apply for a research permit. Approval is required for projects that involve the collection of organisms; off-trail trampling or a minor disruption; changes to vegetation, animals, soils, or hydrology; or long-term use (more than 1 year). Please allow up to a two-week lead time for approval. You will need the following information to complete the application:
This information will be used to coordinate the management, teaching, and research efforts. Please review the Lakeshore Nature Preserve Teaching and Research policy before completing the form. Fill out the following form as completely as possible. When it is completed, hit “Submit permit application.” Projects have the oversight of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve program manager. For more information, please contact Program Manager, Lakeshore Nature Preserve 608-265-9275