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DENDROECOLOGY OF NCRN TREES - 0 views

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    The National Capital Region Network (NCRN) monitors 425 permanent forest vegetation plots, distributed among 11 park units. Stand age is generally not known for these plots, which has complicated the interpretation of monitoring data. The measurement goals of this project are to (1) estimate stand age at each of the long-term monitoring plots and (2) generate a record of the historical pattern of tree growth as recorded by tree rings. Analysis of these data will focus on building models of tree growth based on (1) community composition and estimates of competition, (2) climate variables related to growing season length and precipitation timing, and (3) remote sensing observations of vegetation cover. From these models, we expect to gain a better understanding of the sensitivity of tree growth to climate, disturbance, and long-term successional processes. Eight common species will be included in the study, affording the opportunity to compare across the most dominate species in the parks, and summarize their historic growth patterns and potential for future growth.
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Water is our common language: spring conservation and community engagement in US-Mexico... - 0 views

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    This project will build upon a wildlife conservation partnership established between 6 ⿿sister parks⿝ and other reserves in Arizona and Sonora and Baja California, Mexico that share similar ecological communities and resources. Montane springs occur in all the parks but their hydrology and biological value are poorly understood. We will seek to better understand the dynamics, groundwater connections, and threats to springs, while engaging with our international partners to address critical conservation issues through workshops, field work, and water chemistry analysis.
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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund Accepting Applications for Conservation Pro... - 0 views

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    Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of plant, animal, and fungi species conservation efforts without discrimination on the basis of region or selected species. Priority will be given to in situ species conservation work, although the fund will consider ex situ projects where the project is demonstrated to be critical to the survival of the species concerned.

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Building Wildlife Forensics Legal Capacity within Indonesia - 0 views

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    The U. S. National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking sets forth a robust, whole- of- government approach that focuses on three key objectives to stop wildlife trafficking â¿¿ strengthening enforcement, reducing demand for illegally traded wildlife, and expanding international cooperation. A critical element of the National Strategy is to strengthen wildlife law enforcement globally. The National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Traffickingâ¿¿s Implementation Plan specifically calls on the U.S. government to do the following: operationally support regional coordination to deter, apprehend and prosecute traffickers among neighboring nations; support key partners that assist foreign governments in applying the law in national parks and other wildlife areas, as well as enforcing the law through an effective legal system; and work with key countries to assess training resources and build prosecutorial and judicial capacity through training and technical support. This project enables the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) to address these critical needs.
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Water Quality Monitoring - 0 views

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    This is a twelve-month position, working with the NPS Appalachian Highlands Inventory and Monitoring Network (APHN) as a member of a team that conducts field-oriented natural resources monitoring. Principal duties are assisting with field data collection, data management and related laboratory testing for the Networkâ¿¿s water quality monitoring program. Other duties may include assisting with freshwater mussel and vegetation monitoring.
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Restore an Abandoned Wastewater Treatment Pond to Wetland Habitat in Morefield Canyon - 0 views

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    In 2011, MEVE staff asked NPS-Water Resources Division (WRD) staff to evaluate site conditions in hopes of restoring the abandoned pond to wetland habitat. The liner has been removed, but 6-12⿝ of bentonite remains on top of the native soil (sandy clay). WRD and park staff installed 10 wells in the abandoned pond in late summer 2011 for purposes of investigating site hydrology and developing and evaluating feasibility of restoration design concepts. The goal of the project is to establish an approximately 1.6 acre wetland system at the abandoned wastewater treatment pond.
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Observing Climate Change in Bering Land Bridge National Preserve (BELA) and Klondike Go... - 0 views

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    This project will be conducted in two phases as funds become available. Overall, the entire project will educate an array of audiences to the effects of climate change in two of Alaskas National Parks and Preserves in an interactive online fashion as told by those who have experienced or observed changes over time. It will capture through oral interviews the effects of climate change in both parks, providing opportunity for audiences to draw comparisons to two distinct regions of Alaska. Where applicable, interviews will pay particular attention to: vegetation succession; retreating glaciers; vertical advance of tree lines; changes to coastal lagoons and formation of sea ice; shoreline erosion; permafrost melt; and shifts in phenology.
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2017 Vermont Youth Conservation Corps Partnership Program at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller... - 0 views

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    Develop and implement two Vermont Youth Conservation Community Corps crews. Crews will consist of six crew members and two crew leaders and will work for four weeks. The crews will address critical resource management projects while offering local young adults opportunities to explore concepts in conservation stewardship, leadership, and work skills.
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Cultural Landscapes Inventory & Ethnographic Assessment - DC Small Park Reservations - 0 views

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    Public Reservations is managed by three parks: National Mall and Memorial Parks (NAMA), Rock Creek Park (ROCR), and National Capital Parks East (NACE). The cooperator will be provided the Small Parks Management Strategies (2017) report with a list of approximately 300 small parks to be evaluated for this project that range in size from .00045 acres to seven acres. These parks serve multiple functions, including national and local commemoration, neighborhood parks, playgrounds, traffic circles, street medians and traffic islands. The project team will establish a framework for assessing the overall patterns for these small parks possibly related to but not limited to land use, urban design, neighborhood connections, and natural systems. The research findings from this effort will inform the strategies for completing CLIs and a REAP for the small park reservations
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Assessment of Threatened Cave Bat Populations at Cumberland Gap NHP - 0 views

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    Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (CUGA) contains over 30 caves and is home to at least six species of cave dwelling bats, including the federally endangered Indiana bat and the federally threatened northern long-eared bat. Currently the park has very limited information on the status and distribution of these cave dwelling bats. Today, white nose syndrome (WNS), documented in the park in January of 2013, threatens all six of these cave dwelling bat species. The park proposes to complete an intensive inventory of bat populations; mist net surveys, harp trapping, and radio telemetry surveys. This information will be critical in order to make informed management decisions about actions that might impact these populations and to protect these threatened vulnerable species into the future.
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Migratory Bird Monitoring, Assessment and Conservation - 0 views

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    This notice is an announcement for issuing a single source financial assistance award to Massachusetts Audubon Society, Cummaquid, MA. The intent of the award is to develop Best Management Practices for predation management of focal breeding shorebirds in North America. Improved predation management has been identified as a top priority by the Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Initiative, an effort developed and coordinated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with over 50 partners. The AFSI implementation plan for predation focuses management efforts on four coastal temperate breeding shorebirds American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus, Wilsonâ¿¿s Plover Charadrius wilsonia, Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus, and the federally threatened Piping Plover Charadrius melodus. This project will improve and expand predator management efforts using the following strategies identified in AFSI 1 develop and promote BMPs 2 implement predator management efforts at representative demonstration sites and 3 assist with outreach and training activities through coordination with affiliated projects. Implementation of these strategies will improve range wide coordination and efficacy of predation management efforts along the U.S. Atlantic coast. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Region, intends to make a sole source award of an cooperative agreement to Mass Audubon. Funding for this project is provided under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 as amended, 16 U.S.C. 742a 754, and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 16 U.S.C. 2901 2911. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is mandated to protect migratory bird species under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act 1918 with additional protections for species listed as Endangered or Threatened under the Endangered Species Act 1973.
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Conservation crew to continue work on the Historic Chilkoot Trail and Historic Dyea tow... - 0 views

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    This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service's intention to award a task agreement under a previously competed or single source justified master cooperative agreement. ABSTRACT Funding Announcement Number P17AC00331 Project Title Conservation crew to continue work on the Historic Chilkoot Trail and Historic Dyea town site trail systems in Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Recipient Student Conservation Association (SCA) Anticipated Federal Funding $66,763.09 Non-federal Cost Share $22,254.36 Anticipated Period of Performance July 25, 2017 - August 26, 2017 Award Instrument Task Agreement Statutory Authority
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BLM Idaho Noxious Weed Public Education - 0 views

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    To educate the recreating public about the threat noxious weeds pose to the community and specific actions that can be done to prevent noxious weed establishment and spread for various outdoor activities.
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Research Grants (Generic) - 0 views

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    This funding opportunity (CDFA 15.650, Research), titled "Bumble Bee Inventory and Assessment of Bee Habitat at Northeast National Wildlife Refuges", will provide federal financial assistance to (1) inventory bumble bees at National Wildlife Refuges in the Northeast Region, including bumble bees listed under the Endangered Species Act; and (2) provide a bee habitat assessment for National Wildlife Refuges by interpreting results of previous "bee bowl" surveys and making management recommendations to improve habitat for bees. In fiscal year 2018, this cooperative agreement award will fund non-lethal bumble bee surveys at four National Wildlife Refuges in the Northeast Region, in habitats totaling 586 acres, and the interpretation of results from previous bee surveys at 10 National Wildlife Refuges. These activities will support the goal of conserving and enhancing habitat for bees on National Wildlife Refuges in the Northeast, particularly rare or declining species. This project is authorized by the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, as amended, 16 U.S.C. (742f (a)(4); Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 661.; Fish and Wildlife Improvement Act of 1978, as amended (16 U.S.C. 753), Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, as amended (16 U.S.C. 4601-4 through 11), Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531-1543).
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Impact of Grazing Regimes on Nesting Success of Sagebrush Obligate Songbirds - 0 views

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    The awardee shall perform coordination, field work, data collection, management, and analyses, and reporting necessary to assess the influence of three grazing regimes in sagebrush habitat on (1) seed availability, (2) bunchgrass response, (3) potential nesting cover, (4) recruitment of desired plant species, (5) plant community composition and structure, and (6) abundance, nest density, and nest success of sagebrush-obligate songbirds.
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ET Demands Model Enhancement, Implementation and Documentation - 0 views

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    The Bureau of Reclamation's Technical Service Center (TSC) will collaborate with the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in the development of a numerical evapotranspiration model (ET Demands) for estimating climate change impacts on agricultural and urban landscape irrigation demands. The results of the climate change impacts on water demands coming out of this collaborative effort will be published and served on a website that will be available to the public. The results will be used in Reclamation's Water SMART Program Basin Studies and West Wide Climate Risk Assessments Program Impact Assessments and available to water managers across the western U.S. to use the results for other planning efforts aimed at identifying strategies to mitigate climate change impacts.
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BLM-WY, Wyoming Watershed Projects for Grizzly Bear - 0 views

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    Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Wyoming seeks to foster cooperative relationships between the BLM and willing partners for the principal purpose of protection of resources on public lands within WY watersheds. Specifically, where grizzly bears may come into conflict with humans within identified watershed areas, the BLM would like to support and stimulate cooperative partnerships focused on improving the viability of and otherwise benefitting wildlife, specifically grizzly bears, through fencing projects and other habitat or activity adjustments aimed at the protection of these resources, as they occur on public or private land, where thereâ¿¿s an intended benefit to these resources, as they occur on public lands.
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Identification of Priority Habitats for Restoration and Protection in the Tanana Valley - 0 views

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    The US Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7 intends to award a single source financial assistance agreement as authorized by 505 DM 2.14 (B) to Tanana Valley Watershed Association. This notice is not a request for proposals and the Government does not intend to accept proposals. The goal of this agreement is to develop HUC 8 watershed plans, based upon the 2008 Final Rule watershed approach, to maintain and improve the quality and quantity of aquatic resources within the HUC 6 Tanana River Watershed, starting with the Chena River Watershed and then followed by the other watersheds in order of their importance to Chinook salmon, their percentage of permitted impacts, and emerging and anticipated threats to their aquatic resources. Each plan will identify key areas within the watershed where strategically selected compensatory mitigation sites could be developed to restore, establish, enhance and preserve Chinook salmon and other aquatic resources.
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Small Scale Modularization of Gasification Technology Components for Radically Engineer... - 0 views

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    The mission of the DOE Clean Coal Program is focused on developing advancements in technology that increase the performance, efficiency and availability of existing and new coal-fueled power generation to provide the Nation with the best opportunity to tap into the full potential of its abundant fossil energy resources in an environmentally sound and secure manner. The Advanced Energy Systems (AES) program focuses on improving the efficiency of coal-based power systems, increasing plant availability, and maintaining the highest environmental standards. Applications are being solicited under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to develop emerging gasification technologies that may be advantageously reduced to practice at the modular small scale to support accomplishment of program goals via the Radically Engineered Modular Systems (REMS) concept.
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View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV - 0 views

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    This project will create a Cultural Landscapes Inventory (CLI) and associated National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) nomination for the primary tourist walkways within the underground landscape of CAVE. The project will include an inventory and analysis of all associated cultural features, impacts and relationships with cave natural systems, and views associated with the trail system. The documents will contain a historic context, statement of significance, and evaluation of integrity of the inventoried resources and underground cultural landscape. A Determination of Eligibility (DOE) will result from this process. If found eligible, a NRHP nomination will be completed. As a living document, the CLI is updated every 6-10 years. The initial research created in this document will provide a baseline for cave monitoring, including how natural and cultural resources impact each other over time to guide park management strategies in the future. The final project reports and findings will be uploaded to IRMA, the NPS public access site. The project will engage student involvement through partnership with the University of Arkansas. Student engagement insures training of next generation scientists and preservation professionals. This project will focus on collaboration between cultural and natural resources, providing a critical and unique learning experience.
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