BFS Use Request Form for Research Use

Please review the Rules and Operating Procedures before submitting this form.

Note that use of the BFS is primarily for Claremont Colleges students and faculty. Faculty from other colleges and universities or qualified individuals from other organizations may apply to use the BFS for research, but such use must be approved by the BFS Director, so please apply well in advance of the desired use date. Note that research projects involving habitat alteration, collecting, or vertebrate animals require additional approvals.

This form is only for Claremont Colleges members and others wishing to conduct research projects, including independent projects for a class. For use by entire college classes, please use the Course Request Form. A form is also available for other Claremont College uses.

User Information
Name: Required

First and last name

College: Required

If your college isn’t listed, select ‘other’ and enter the name in the box above

E-Mail: Required

Full e-mail address, e.g.,

Phone: College or work phone: Required
Other Phone : Optional
You are a...? If other, please state: Required
Advisor information — students must complete this section
Advisor’s name:
Advisor’s college:

If your advisor’s college isn’t listed, enter the name in the box above

Advisor’s E-mail:

Full e-mail address, e.g.,

Advisor’s phone:

College or work phone number

NOTE: Your advisor will receive an e-mail copy of the form you submit. The advisor must reply with confirmation that he or she has reviewed, approves, and agrees to supervise your submitted project before your project can be approved.
Additional Personnel
Please list names and email addresses for any additional project personnel who may be working at the BFS independently (i.e., in the absence of the instructor or advisor). It there are more than four, please email the names and email addresses to the Director.
#1 Name:

Full e-mail address, e.g.,

#2 Name:
#3 Name:
#4 Name:

Project/Activity Information
Dates: Start Date: / / calendar     End Date: / / calendar
Frequency: Required
Select frequency and explain if "other"
Time of Day : Check as many times as apply (Required) :
6 am - 9 am
9 am - 12 noon
12 noon - 5 pm
5 pm - 8 pm
8 pm - 6 am *
varies - please explain:
*You will be contacted regarding special procedures for any night work.
Areas: Refer to the map at the right and check the boxes or click on the map to select the areas you will use (Required):
Map of BFS use areas 1 (western CSS)
2 (central CSS)
3 (pHake Lake)
4 (vernal pools)
5 (eastern CSS)
6 (oak forest along drive)
7 ("corner")
8 (classroom/infirmary area)
9 (north field)
10 (south field)
11 (lower neck)
12 (central neck)
13 (upper neck)
Western CSS Central CSS pHake Lake Vernal Pools Eastern CSS Oak Forest Corner Classroom/Infirmary Area North Field South Field Lower Neck Central Neck Upper Neck
Facilities: Check any facilities or equipment you will need:
Outdoor classroom
Other facilities or equipment needs or additional explanation:
Species: Will you be studying any plant or animal species?
Yes -- if yes list the scientific names of the species below.
If they have common names list those as well.
If yes -- listing names is required or your request can not be processed.
Collecting: Will any plants or animals be collected?
Yes -- if yes please state the approximate sample size, including number of samples or specimens and, if samples are not whole organisms, the amount of the sample, and justify the sample size in terms of questions being asked, analytical methods used, and expected sample variance. If yes -- required or your request can not be processed.
Vertebrate Animals: Will vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated?
No Yes -- you must provide the BFS with a copy of your Anaimal Care Committee approval before your project can be approved. Contact Wallace Meyer ( or 909-398-1751) for further instructions.
Markings and Flags: No Yes -- please describe below.
If yes -- listing markings is required or your request can not be processed.

NOTE: You must remove all markings and flags at the end of your project!
Project/Activity Description: Briefly describe your research project, including purpose, methods, and significance. Note that your description will appear on the BFS Projects page. If you would like to post a more detailed research proposal or description, please e-mail an attachment or link to the webmaster.
Confidential Project Information: Data below will be sent to the BFS Director and not posted to the BFS projects page viewable by all.

Final Report:
Report : Copies of all reports and publications resulting from research conducted at the BFS are to be submitted to the BFS Project Coordinator. You may submit your final report either electronically or as hard copy.

Human Check: Just to make sure that you are a human entering real data in to this form and not some kind of evil Internet robot we ask that you please answer this simple math problem below:

4 + 4 + 8 =

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IMPORTANT NOTE By submitting this request you agree to abide by the rules and procedures of the Robert J. Bernard Biological Field Station.