Characterize and Model Abiotic Factors Associated with Sea Turtle Nesting Success at Assateague Island National Seashore
The first successful loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) nest at Assateague Island National Seashore (ASIS) in Maryland occurred in 2017, followed by successful nests in 2019, 2020, and 2021. A total of nine nests have been documented. ASIS is at the northern range of the species, and successful nesting in the park is important for the species’ recovery and northern range expansion. Analyzing the effects of inundation and temperature on egg/hatchling mortality will allow ASIS to identify the likelihood and timing of nest failure (if it occurs) and support science-based decision making within a future management plan for sea turtles, with considerable input from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Ecological Services Program.
The non-profit Looking for Lincoln acts as the coordinating entity for the 43-county heritage area and partners with Lincoln Home National Historic Site, local communities, organizations, and individuals dedicated to enhancing the communities and landscapes of central Illinois through recognition and support of their significant natural, cultural, and historical legacies.
Aquatic nuisance species, including harmful algae, impact US waterways (including those maintained by USACE), infrastructure, and associated resources across the Nation; it’s estimated that Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) cause an estimated $1B per year in lost tourism revenue alone. In response, innovative, cost-effective, and scalable technologies for early detection, prevention, and management of aquatic nuisance species are required.
Aquatic nuisance species, including harmful algae, impact USACE waterways (including those maintained by USACE), infrastructure, operations, and associated resources across the Nation; it’s estimated that Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) cause an estimated $1B per year in lost tourism revenue alone. In response, innovative, cost-effective, and scalable technologies for early detection, prevention, and management of aquatic nuisance species are required.
Mapping Invasive Species with Unmanned Aircraft Systems Based Remote Sensing at Naval Support Activity Crane, Crane, Indiana
Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) will be used to identify potential Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) partners for a project to (1) evaluate the viability and success of using UAS, advanced sensors and large data sets to identify, map, and quantify invasive plant species on a landscape scale and (2) develop protocols and remote sensing packages for streamlined invasive species monitoring at NSA Crane.
This project will create a resource-based curriculum to engage American Indian students in archeology with a focus on building bridges among tribal communities, archeologists, and the National Park Service.
The National Park Service (NPS), through the Interior Region 1, North Atlantic-Appalachian History and Preservation Assistance Office, requires the performance of research and writing of a Historic Resource Study (HRS) Addendum for First State National Historical Park (NHP) located in Delaware
The National Park Service, requires the performance of research and writing of a Historic Resource Study about the experience of people of African descent during the American Revolution throughout the Interior Region.
Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument (BICR) was created in 2017 by presidential proclamation to commemorate, preserve, and interpret the dramatic events and struggle for human and civil rights played out in Birmingham in the 1950s and 1960s. BICR contains a collection of buildings and places that stand as a reminder of the violent opposition to integration. These places became a battleground for freedom during nonviolent protests that came to a head in 1963 and directly influenced the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Examining Commercial and Non-commercial Visitor Use on Blue Mesa Reservoir and the adjacent Gunnison River at Curecanti National Recreation Area
Blue Mesa Reservoir is the largest of three lakes at Curecanti National Recreation Area (CURE) that were created by the damming of the Gunnison River between Morrison and Gunnison, CO. Blue Mesa Reservoir is the largest body of water in Colorado and is well-known for salmon and trout fishing. Immediately East of Blue Mesa Reservoir is a flowing section of the Gunnison River, which also offers outstanding opportunities for fishing, including wading and boat fishing.