GLNF- CESU: Pilot Study of Acoustic Monitoring Research in Midwest Parks

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Funding Opportunity ID:308854
Opportunity Number:NPS-NOIP18AC00691
Opportunity Title:GLNF- CESU: Pilot Study of Acoustic Monitoring Research in Midwest Parks
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Education
Environment
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):15.945
Eligible Applicants:Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS- This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service's intention to award financial assitance for the following project activities. Members of the Great Lakes Northern Forest CESU- Universtiy of Vermont, Burlington- THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
Agency Code:DOI-NPS
Agency Name:Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Posted Date:Sep 07, 2018
Close Date:Sep 17, 2018
Last Updated Date:Sep 07, 2018
Award Ceiling:$230,000
Award Floor:$130,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$230,000
Expected Number of Awards:1
Description:This pilot research project implemented by the University of Vermont, Burlington, will set up a new type of acoustic monitoring for wildlife at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. One goal is to incorporate adaptive management methodologies, tracking, and analyses into implementation of INDU’s Resource Stewardship Strategy (RSS). This monitoring research will help assess if management actions taken to restore the wetlands and savannas at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore are effective. This critical research will incorporate cutting-edge technologies and approaches. The use of cell phones to collect and transmit acoustic data and imagery automatically is novel and has potential to significantly conserve public resources by reducing staff time needed for both field visits and audio interpretation. This project has significant benefits for science, the local community, recreation, and education. This effort will contribute to the advancement of scientific methodology and dissemination of the results to the public and be able to provide more species monitoring at more sites at a significant cost savings. Also, the project will help INDU engage partners and local communities in shared environmental stewardship.
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