Modeling the effects of altered salmon phenologies on the landscape-level foraging opportunities of brown bears
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 Oregon State University. This notice is not a request for proposals and the Government does not intend to accept proposals.
This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Network: (http://www.cesu.psu.edu/materials/partners.htm). The CESU network provides research, technical assistance, and education to federal land management, environmental, and research agencies and their partners. The partners serve the biological, physical, social, cultural, and engineering disciplines needed to address natural and cultural resource management issues at multiple scales and in an ecosystem context.
The purpose of this agreement is to provide support and assistance to Oregon State University through a Post-Doctoral Research position to populate, refine, and enhance a simulation model Dr. Jonathon Armstrong has developed to evaluate how salmon management policies affect bears under different scenarios of climate change and human activity. This project builds upon pioneering collaborative research during 2012-2015 with Dr. Armstrong, Will Deacy, and William Leacock at Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge that has emphasized how the iconic bear populations of Kodiak and greater coastal Alaska require salmon runs that are abundant and spread across time in an unfragmented landscape. (Deacy, Will, W.B. Leacock, and J. Armstrong. In Press. Kodiak brown bears surf the red wave: direct evidence from GPS collared individuals. Ecology).
Greater Fairbanks Greenbelt Planning and Implementation Plan
A cooperative agreement between the Service and the Interior Alaska Land Trust (IALT) will provide assistance to the IALT’s conservation efforts in Fairbanks by funding a Project Coordinator responsible for identifying willing landowners with the Greater Fairbanks Greenbelt Planning and Implementation Project (Project), and for negotiating either conservation easements or fee simple title transfer of property to the IALT.
This award will continue funding the IALT’s Project Coordinator to contact and negotiate with landowners to obtain or maintain wildlife habitat corridors and trail continuity between parcels within both the Chena Flats and Goldstream Valley Greenbelts. This work would allow IALT to continue building a system of connected parcels for wildlife habitat corridors and public-use trail systems within the Greater Fairbanks Area
USFWS Natural Resource Program Center (NRPC) WRIA Program 2017
The US Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7 intends to award a single source cooperative financial assistance agreement as authorized by 505 DM 2.14 (B) to University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Natural Heritage Program (AKNHP). This notice is not a request for proposals and the Government does not intend to accept proposals. This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Network.
The Water Resources Branch of the National Wildlife Refuge System in Alaska announces the availability of approximately $40,000/annually to assist in data analysis, geospatial data collection, the continued construction of a Geospatial Information System (GIS) geodatabase and geospatial data mapping needs of Water Resource Inventory and Assessments over a six year period. This opportunity is a continuation of an existing cooperative agreement with the University of Alaska under the North and West Alaska CESU. The opportunity presents UAA and the USFWS a funding to jointly conduct technical water resource related analysis, geospatial data construction, and geospatial products for the continued management of water related habitats on the National Wildlife Refuge System in Alaska.
Community Training and Video Production for Walrus Haulout Public Education Video
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Region 7 intends to award a single source financial assistance agreement as authorized by 505 DM 2.14 (B) to Alaska Teen Media Institute (ATMI). This notice is not a request for proposals and the Government does not intend to accept proposals.
The community training and video production project will provide the opportunity for youth in the NVPL and the community at large to participate in this public education campaign effort, while receiving training and experience in video capture, video production and public communications.
East Asian - Australasian Flyway Partnership
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 Partnership for the East Asian – Australasian Flyway. This notice is not a request for proposals and the Government does not intend to accept proposals. The primary purpose of this federal funding opportunity is to better enable the East Asian - Australasian Flyway Partnership Secretariat’s (herein known as EAAFP) goal of recognizing and conserving migratory water birds and their habitats in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway for the benefit of people and biodiversity.
Assessing abundance and migratory connectivity of boreal wetland birds on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
To provide assistance in a study of wetland associated breeding landbirds and shorebirds of conservation concern (SOCC) in Anchorage, Alaska, including Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER). Applicants must be able to: 1) work with Audubon Alaska to recruit, train, and supervise citizen scientists to monitor wetlands in Anchorage parks and on JBER recreational lakes for use by declining wetland birds; 2) compile and summarize survey data collected by citizen scientists on the use of JBER recreational lakes and other wetlands; 3) recruit, train, and supervise university students to participate in Anchorage and JBER; 4) supervise students to compile JBER wetlands spatial data and work with USFWS biologists to develop spatial models of habitat use by wetland birds, which will be compared with data from Anchorage wetlands; 5) accomplish and coordinate data analysis, report writing, and manuscript preparation on wetland bird habitat use, trends, and annual movements with USFWS and JBER biologists.
Climate altered terrestrial carbon and nutrient flux to the aquatic foodweb from increased depth of soil ice thaw, Selawik and Fish Rivers
The purpose of this agreement is to provide support and assistance to Michigan Technological University to investigate the base of the Selawik River basin aquatic food-web, and link it to the anticipated increase in terrestrial inputs of carbon and nitrogen to the aquatic ecosystem as a result of climate change. This project builds on prior research conducted in 2011-2014 under the title of “Spatial and seasonal sub-surface entry of marine and/or estuarine water into coastal freshwater ecosystems, Selawik, Northwest Alaska.”
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