GLNF-CESU: Observational Research for St. Croix National Scenic River

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Funding Opportunity ID: 293439
Opportunity Number: NOIP17AC00470
Opportunity Title: GLNF-CESU: Observational Research for St. Croix National Scenic River
Opportunity Category: Other
Opportunity Category Explanation: This announcement is not a request for applications.
This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service’s intention to award a task agreement under a previously competed or single source justified master cooperative agreement.
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: This announcement is not a request for applications.
This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service’s intention to award a task agreement under a previously competed or single source justified master cooperative agreement.
CFDA Number(s): 15.945
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible CESU member
Agency Code: DOI-NPS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Posted Date: Apr 25, 2017
Close Date: May 06, 2017
Last Updated Date: Apr 25, 2017
Award Ceiling: $120,000
Award Floor: $60,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $120,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Public and commercial use at St. Croix Scenic Riverway will be assessed to inform planning and compatibility with park purposes. In order to better understand the public and commercial use of the river way and landings, systematic visitor observation will occur to assess the number and type of waterfront users at key river landings during peak season (June-Sept 15, weather dependent). STATEMENT OF WORK The University of Minnesota staff will conduct observations who will seek to fit into the scene and not influence visitor behavior. Both weekdays and weekend observations will occur. Observational forms will be developed to address key questions including 1) number of commercial and non-commercial users/recreation day; 2) visitor activities; 3) use patterns by time of day; 4) visitor interactions and issues; and 5) wearing personal flotation device. Additional information collected will include date, time, temperature, sky conditions (sunny/overcast), wind speed, river conditions/warnings, parking lot fullness (number of open spots). Field notes and photography of launch conditions will be collected. RECIPIENT AGREES TO: 1. Work with NPS to decide where observational surveys will be conducted in summer 2017 and what information is helpful to collect. 2. Hire personnel to assess actual use and visitor behavior among water-based and waterfront visitors through observation at select park landings. 3. Conduct research throughout the summer and possibly early fall 2017. 4. Share results with park staff. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AGREES TO: 1. NPS personnel will provide insight, review documents and provide access to facilities and visitors. 2. NPS will also provide at least one vehicle, radios and lodging for UMN personnel. 3. NPS will discuss results and future needs to address visitor management issues.
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