Teaching and research conducted within the University of Central Florida’s natural lands (Click Here for Map) is encouraged.
Through site use permits, the need to protect the biological resources of the landscape is accomplished. Permits allow us to minimize
conflicts between users, to prevent unsuitable uses, and to coordinate projects with management activities. In addition, as part of the
stewardship of the natural areas on campus, teaching and research activities utilizing the campus are documented through the site use
Please review the General Use Rules and Permitting Process and fill out the attached Site Use Permit. Processing time usually takes
between 2-3 weeks, but can extend past this time frame for research and education projects requesting to use a “prohibited area”
(Click Here for Map) . Therefore, it is best to fill out this application as early as possible to allow ample processing time. Please
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit questions or comments.
General Use Rules and Permitting Process:
1. A "site use permit application," located at www.green.ucf.edu, must be sent at least two weeks before the desired start date.
A “site use permit” will be issued for the activity described in the application within two weeks of receiving a completed
2. Researchers hoping to use the natural areas for projects requiring grant support should apply for their permit before
submitting grant applications to the funding agency. This will avoid the potentially awkward situation of a researcher
successfully receiving grant support, but then being denied permission to perform the funded research in the natural areas.
Please communicate about proposed work early.
3. Activities that have no impact and leave no trace (such as hiking trips or plant and animal observations from trails) do not
require a permit; however, it is requested that an application is filled out so that we know about your project and can notify
you of potential conflicts.
4. When using the natural lands on campus, ALL materials MUST be removed by the permit expiration date. Storage of
materials on site must be mentioned in your site use application, and approved in the resulting site use permit.
5. The spray painting or marking of trails or plants is not permitted.
6. Nothing should be moved, added, removed, or destroyed during use, unless requested in the site use application and
authorized in your site use permit.
7. The use of smoke flares in the natural lands is not allowed.
8. Certain activities are not allowed in the natural lands on campus. For questions regarding regulated activities, please email
Failure to comply with the rules and procedures could result in limited to no use of the natural lands in the future.
Office Use Only:
Permit Approved __________ Permit # ___________
Permit Denied _________________________________________________________________________
SITE USE PERMIT APPLICATION
Name: Street Address:
Phone: Zip Code:
Emergency Contact Information
Please list the number of involved: Students Faculty Staff Other
Briefly describe the activity you would like to conduct in the managed lands on campus:
Vehicle(s) used(state vehicles only): Quantity: Types:
Start Date: End Date:
All Dates and Hours of Activity:
Where will your activity be conducted (see map)?
McKay Tract Natural Area
North West Parcel Pond Pine
Riparian Area East Parcel
Are there any special accommodations you will need in order to conduct your activity in the UCF natural lands?
Reminder: The permit that will be issued after reviewing this application will only allow work to be conducted that has been
listed in your application. Therefore, it is important to note as many details as possible. Any changes or alterations to your
project must be communicated with our staff 2-3 weeks prior to making the changes in order to determine if a new application
must be submitted. Thank you for your cooperation in preserving the integrity of our managed lands.
By signing below, I acknowledge that I have read and will abide to the general use rules and permitting policy.
Signature (type) Date