Ethnographic Overview and Assessment for Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

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Funding Opportunity ID: 295638
Opportunity Number: P17AS00507
Opportunity Title: Ethnographic Overview and Assessment for Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.945
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOI-NPS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Posted Date: Jul 18, 2017
Close Date: Jul 27, 2017
Last Updated Date: Jul 18, 2017
Award Ceiling: $119,831
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $119,831
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: This project will develop an Ethnographic Overview and Assessment (EOA) baseline cultural anthropological study which aims to document traditional associations between distinct cultural communities and landscapes, places or resources. In partnering with traditionally associated tribes and distinct cultural communities, this project will identify and provide descriptions of resources and sites of cultural importance within Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, from the perspective of the associated groups themselves. A key goal of this project will be to provide baseline ethnographic documentation in a manner that is accessible to park staff and visitors, researchers and managers, interpreters and educators. To date, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument has never conducted an EOA. Ethnographic research is essential to preserve, manage and interpret Florissant Fossil Beds National Monumentâ¿¿s cultural and natural resources in an effective, culturally informed manner. This project will identify and document culturally significant resources and contribute to the development and implementation of culturally appropriate resource management strategies at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. An EOA will allow park staff to make informed evaluations of requests for access to culturally significant resources, to identify ethnographic resources that require special treatment, and to assess potential impacts on these resources. This project will also help to identify places within or near parks that may meet eligibility requirements to be listed with the National Register of Historic Places as Traditional Cultural Properties (TCPs), and can be used to improve or augment park interpretive programs. Project methods will include review and analysis of existing historical and ethnographic literature and archival documentation, and extensive fieldwork including participant observation and interviews with traditionally associated tribes and distinct cultural communities.
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