Funding Opportunities



Request for Proposals - Longleaf Pine Growth and Yield Model Development

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has today announced the release of a request for proposals to begin development of a new growth and yield model for longleaf pine. An improved growth and yield model for longleaf pine will provide an important decision support tool necessary to more fully engage institutional landowners, as well as other private forest owners, to consider longleaf pine versus other southern pine species. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, with up to $250,000 available.

NFWF is seeking proposals that address three components of developing a refined growth and yield model for longleaf pine:

  1. Identification of sites for plot establishment, initial permanent plot measurements, and completion of data quality assurance/quality control.
  2. Completion of a third party audit for plot measurement integrity.
  3. Development of a first-iteration model and a plan for incorporation of additional data that will be collected through future remeasurements.

A second future phase of this project will conduct two additional remeasurements three and six years after the initial measurements are taken. Additional funding for this final phase is anticipated, but has not yet been secured.

A webinar for interested applicants will be held on Thursday, April 9th from 3:00pm-4:00pm Eastern. Registration is requiredThe webinar will be recorded and a link to the recording will be posted to NFWF’s webpage.

Full details and application instructions.

Project contact: Jon Scott, Southern Forests Program Director, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Full proposals are due Thursday, April 30, 2020 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time

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Request for Statements of Interest: Evaluating public and wildlife responses to alternative outdoor lighting options in Gulf Coast communities in Florida and Alabama

Responses to this Request for Statement of Interest will be used to identify potential collaborators for a project funded by the National Park Service (NPS). The project will study the potential benefits of alternative outdoor lighting options for coastal and beach habitat restoration on the Gulf Coasts of Alabama and Florida near Gulf Islands National Seashore and the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. The overall project seeks to evaluate potential improvements in coastal and beach habitats through upgrades to outdoor lighting in adjacent communities. The CESU partner will support studies of wildlife and citizen responses to potential outdoor lighting upgrades. These studies will inform decisions about lamp types, luminaire features, and lighting controls.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Restoration Project Manager: Mark VanMouwerik (mark_vanmouwerik@nps.gov)

Application Deadline: March 2, 2020

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Request for Statements of Interest: Remote sensing of sources of sky glow using airborne multispectral imaging

Responses to this Request for Statement of Interest will be used to identify potential collaborators for a project funded by the National Park Service (NPS). The project will document the spatial distribution, radiances, and spectral characteristics of light sources that contribute to sky glow affecting coastal and beach habitat on the Gulf Coasts of Alabama and Florida near Gulf Islands National Seashore and the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. The potential scope of the project is approximately 200km of coastline. The overall project seeks to evaluate potential improvements in coastal and beach habitats through upgrades to outdoor lighting in adjacent communities. The CESU partner will produce geospatial documentation of both sources and spectral characteristics of lighting that contributes to sky glow and glare affecting Gulf Islands National Seashore and Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Restoration Project Manager: Mark VanMouwerik (mark_vanmouwerik@nps.gov)

Application Deadline: March 2, 2020