Inventory of Bats at Minute Man National Historical Park to Inform Building Management, Visitor Use Planning, and Potential Consultation
Minute Man National Historical Park (MIMA) needs an inventory of bats to determine presence in areas of proposed building demolition and hazard tree management along trail corridors. An understanding of bat occupancy in these areas will allow proactive planning and appropriate timing of management actions.
The deadline for responding to this request for LOI is January 24, 2024.
ERDC seeks applications for data services, research, evaluation, and author services describing the morphological evolution of a beach nourishment updrift of Burns Small Boat Harbor and the placement of dredged sediment from the harbor on a downdrift beach.
Natural Resource Condition Assessment for Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument: Request for LOI
Request for letters of interest
The Natural Resource Condition Assessment for Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument will provide the National Park Service (NPS) with a Natural Resource Condition Assessment (NRCA) of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument (KAWW). NRCAs rely on existing data and expertise from a variety of NPS and non-NPS sources to provide a snapshot-in-time evaluation of resource conditions for a subset of important park natural resources and indicators.
Request for LOI: The northeast region of the National Park Service (NPS) has proposed an ambitious effort to improve forest resilience and prepare for the effects of climate change by addressing forest regeneration debt (Miller et al. 2023) in 17 northeastern and mid-Atlantic parks. An important component of the effort will be evaluating current park-level efforts to estimate deer population size and developing a consistent regional approach for long-term deer monitoring. Funding has not yet been announced, but the regional office has been told to expect approximately half of the funding in FY 2024, which will be sufficient to support half of the parks in the proposal as well as the work described in this request for letters of research interest.
RSOI from the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Archeological Planning, Survey, Evaluations, Reporting, and Education for Fort Drum, New York.
The work shall involve: planning and implementation for archaeological survey; archaeological site evaluation; recommendations for archaeological site stewardship; analysis of finds; cataloguing and curation of cultural material; data management; monitoring of ground disturbing activities; support for outreach and education; and synthesis and reporting of the results of the survey.
Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a Request for Statement to conduct rare, invasive and noxious plant management for the Fort Drum Natural Resources Branch/Environmental Division located at Fort Drum, NY. The scope of this agreement includes supporting the program manager (PM) through various program management duties such as floral and faunal identification; developing and implementing survey and monitoring protocols for species and communities; vegetation and insect classification; compiling installation and regional occurrences of species of management concern; analysis and reporting of findings through technical documentation partnered with GIS interpretation; and developing, testing and analyzing management treatments.
The US Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, seeks RSOIs for long-term sediment management of Kansas River Basin reservoirs.
Sediment accumulation in reservoirs is a national problem. In USACE reservoirs in the Kansas River Basin, sediment accumulation is projected to shrink available multipurpose pool storage by an additional 407,000 ac-ft over the next 100 years. Over 40% of the population of Kansas depend on the flood control and water supply benefits of Tuttle Creek Reservoir and many more utilize the recreational and environmental benefits.
Kansas City District efforts are underway to pilot innovative dredging technologies to remove sediment from Tuttle Creek Lake. However, prior to making decisions on long-term sediment management, it needs to be able to quantify sediment sources and to sensibly compare the economic consequences of sediment load reduction, sediment removal, and the damages and lost benefits of doing nothing.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing the potential availability of funding for agreements for the purposes of supporting cooperative research in soil science and soil survey. The purpose of the 2023 Soil Survey Cooperative Research Proposals is to promote research that informs and improves soil survey. As such, each proposal must include significant collaboration with soil survey personnel (such as National Soil Survey Center Research staff, Major Land Resource Area (MLRA) Soil Survey or Regional offices). The proposal’s deliverables and their connection to soil survey must be clearly explained.
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO) is being released prior to appropriation and/or apportionment of funds for fiscal year 2023. Enactment of additional continuing resolutions or an appropriations act may affect the availability or level of funding for this program.
Genetic characterization of introduced European frogbit and water soldier to support management and biological control development
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) announces an opportunity to enter into a cooperative agreement for genetic characterization of populations of European frogbit and water soldier (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae and Stratiotes aloides), two invasive aquatic weeds in North America, from populations in their invasive and native ranges. This information will be used to direct future foreign exploration by identifying areas likely to have agents pre-adapted to the genotype of invasive North American populations.
Phase I Deadline: July 03, 2023, at 12:00 noon Central Time (CT).
Investigation of water quality trigger points for Didymo Blooms in the Saint Marys Rapids, Lake Superior
US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) seeks applications for a cooperative agreement to develop a collaborative water quality monitoring program for the purpose of identifying the physiochemical parameters that may cause the onset of Didymo blooms in the St. Marys River Rapids adjacent to the Soo Lock and Dam. Initial data from the program will be used by ERDC and the CESU institution to design and conduct laboratory and field tests aimed to control and/or manipulate Didymo growth.
Deadline: 26 June, 2023, at 13:00 Central Time (CT)