Impacts of Tour Boat Shore Excursions on Terrestrial Wildlife in Glacier Bay National Park

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Funding Opportunity Number: P16AS00061
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
CFDA Number: 15.944
Eligible Applicants Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Agency Name: DOI-NPS
Closing Date: Mar 03, 2016
Award Ceiling: $150,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Creation Date: Mar 02, 2016
Funding Opportunity Description: This Funding Announcement is not a request for applications. This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service (NPS), intention to fund the following project activities without competition. ABSTRACT Funding Announcement P16AS00061 Project Title Impacts of Tour Boat Shore Excursions on Terrestrial Wildlife in Glacier Bay National Park Recipient University of Washington Total Anticipated Award Amount $139,629 Cost Share 0.00 Anticipated Length of Agreement 3 years Anticipated Period of Performance September 1, 2016 â¿¿ September 1, 2019 Award Instrument CESU agreement Statutory Authority 54 USC 100703 â¿¿ Cooperative Study Units CFDA # and Title 15.944, Natural Resource Stewardship Single Source Justification Criteria Cited This is part of the Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystem Study Unit Master Agreement P16AC00003. The CESU was formerly competed under P16AC00003. Point of Contact Erica Cordeiro, Grants Specialist Erica_Cordeiro@nps.gov OVERVIEW In Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, shore excursions from tour vessels have increased substantially but no studies have been conducted to quantify the effects of increased shore excursions on terrestrial wildlife in Glacier Bay. This project will use non-invasive methods to quantify species occupancy and activity levels to compare between sites used for shore excursions versus those that are not and between days when human use occurs versus days in which no human use occurs at the same site. STATEMENT OF JOINT OBJECTIVES/PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN Develop protocols to quantitatively assess occupancy and activity levels of selected mammal and nesting bird species on shoreline segments of Glacier Bay using non-invasive sampling and determine if there are spatial and temporal differences in occupancy and activity levels of selected mammal and ground-nesting bird species between: different yet comparable study sites where no tour boast shore excursions occur (control) and where tour boat shore excursions occur (treatment); and the same study site on days when no human use occurs (control) and days when human use occurs (treatment). RECIPIENT INVOLVEMENT Recipient will develop study plan, conduct field research, analyze data, and publish results in a graduate thesis and/or peer reviewed publication. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE INVOLVEMENT The National Park Service will provide financial assistance, participate in project development and planning, assist with field logistics, and review final products.

Source:: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281926

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