Funding Opportunities

Request for Statements of Interest: Understanding Oak Regeneration and Growth Across Light and Woody Competition Gradients at Naval Support Activity Crane, Crane, Indiana

In 2013, a Cooperative Agreement was executed through the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) to study the oak regeneration using a concept of expanding gaps to increase oak regeneration along south facing slopes. The goal of the study was to evaluate optimal lighting conditions on the forest floor to encourage oak regeneration while limiting sunlight that would otherwise encourage rapid growing full-sun species such as tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera).  

This proposed Cooperative Agreement is intended to expand on 2013 research to evaluate oak species viability and success using a combination of factors and management techniques to include: varying light gradients; controlling species competition; and the use shelter wood, canopy gaps, and regeneration openings at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Crane is located within Martin, Greene, and Lawrence Counties, in southwest Indiana.

Detailed information, including contact information for submissions and inquiries, can be found here.

Application Deadline: August 20, 2019

Request for Statements of Interest: Fort McCoy Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) Support

Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by the US Army, which provides professional and technical support for its Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) in order to facilitate successful implementation of the 16 USC 670c-1 Sikes Act.   Approximately $663,000 is expected to be available to support this project.  Additional funding may be available for additional tasks and/or follow on work in subsequent fiscal years to the successful Recipient/Awardee

Detailed information, including contact information for submissions and inquiries, can be found here.

Application Deadline: August 13, 2019