Quantify changing environmental conditions to inform decisions about allowed means of winter access to subsistence resources

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Funding Opportunity ID: 325608
Opportunity Number: P20AS00039
Opportunity Title: Quantify changing environmental conditions to inform decisions about allowed means of winter access to subsistence resources
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Environment
Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.945
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOI-NPS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Posted Date: Mar 20, 2020
Close Date: Mar 26, 2020 This is a notice of intent to award to the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Applications will not be accepted from any other entity.
Last Updated Date: Mar 20, 2020
Award Ceiling: $508,530
Award Floor: $109,530
Estimated Total Program Funding: $450,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: Snow and ice conditions strongly influence winter access to subsistence resources in WRST. Only two roads enter the park, and the Copper River separates many of the park¿s resident zone communities from park lands. Several other rivers cross the park, further creating significant barriers to access. In years past, trappers were able to cross frozen rivers in winter to access park lands; however this is reportedly becoming more difficult. Environmental changes ¿ specifically rivers freezing later (or not at all), thawing earlier, and with unpredictable and unstable ice persisting throughout winter ¿ are perceived by some as a significant threat to subsistence access and thereby subsistence opportunity, which has implications for subsistence management. To inform management decisions about allowed means of winter subsistence access as well as to foster safer and more predictable winter access, this project will quantify temporal and spatial patterns of river freeze-up, winter ice conditions, and break-up (building on previous research conducted in the Yukon River basin) using remote sensing data, and evaluate the implications of changing environmental conditions for temporal and spatial patterns of winter subsistence access in the park.
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