All archaeological exploration to be performed on state-owned lands in Michigan is required to have a use permit.
The Bureau of Land Management issues special recreation permits to businesses, organizations, and individuals to allow the use of specific public land and related waters for commercial, competitive, and organized group use. Special recreation permits allow the land stewards to coordinate and track commercial and competitive use of public lands. They also provide resource protection measures to ensure the future enjoyment of those resources by the public.
This permit is required for commercial activities (not including events) on land managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, as well as for all research activities within state parks, recreation areas, boating access sites, rail trails, state forest campgrounds, and state trailheads.
Michigan's Cultural or Scientific Collectors Permit Program covers activities involving fish, reptiles, amphibians, mollusks, and crayfish that are otherwise not legal under a recreational fishing license. This permit is routinely issued to government partners, university professors/students, nature centers, zoos, environmental consulting firms, teachers, and members of the general public.
Application to use a national park for filming a movie or a photo shoot.
Online application to obtain a permit to film commercially on land managed by the New York City Parks Department.
The U.S. Forest Service requires outfitters and guides to obtain a permit before leading clients on Forest Service land.
Permit application for temporary use of land managed by the New York Department of Conservation for events and other uses. The permit policy explains how the temporary revocable permit program works.