Purpose of Public Land Permitting Program

The public land permits program assists faculty, staff, and students with legally accessing and using public lands for research and educational purposes or for any other organized UNLV activity. UNLV works very closely with the four federal land management agencies to provide efficient permitting service while heightening awareness of the laws governing the uses of federal public lands and the personal liabilities associated with use. Read the official UNLV Public Land Permits Policy.

Obtaining a Public Land Permit for a UNLV-Sponsored Activity

A permit is required for all organized activities that occur on public lands. An organized activity includes but is not limited to research, educational observations/activities, and UNLV-coordinated recreational uses such as hiking, camping, touring, or picnicking on public land by faculty, staff, or students. Contact Donna Morell before accessing public lands for any UNLV-sponsored activity.

If you need to request a permit or have questions regarding access to public lands, please fill out the request form. The information you provide will be reviewed, and Donna will be in contact with you within one business day. Our goal is to help you access the public lands while being mindful of the legal regulations.

Public Land Permits Information Request Form


Public Lands Institute 4505 Maryland Parkway RAJ 280 Box 452040 Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-2040 Phone 702-895-4678 Fax 702-895-5166 Email