Monitoring, inventory, public outreach and trace fossil research for paleontological resources.


Funding Opportunity ID: 293838
Opportunity Number: P17AS00262
Opportunity Title: Monitoring, inventory, public outreach and trace fossil research for paleontological resources.
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: May 15, 2017
Close Date: May 24, 2017
Last Updated Date: May 15, 2017
Award Ceiling: $44,413
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $44,413
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: This project will address the parkâ¿¿s desire to provide experiential development opportunities for a young scientist with the additional benefit of helping to meet the needs of paleontology resource monitoring, inventory, research, preservation, and outreach. Monitoring will be done utilizing monitoring forms, locality forms, photography, mapping, and the GRCA paleontology database. Prioritization for monitoring will be assessed using a quantifiable vulnerability method developed at GRCA and being adopted at other NPS sites. A new monitoring form for paleontology resources will be produced to improve observational analysis and consistency in the field. This method will be further tested by field data collection and improved to benefit future research and monitoring at GRCA and other NPS paleontological park units (over 200 units). The work will include a collaboration with the NPS WASO chief paleontologist for building programmatic paleontological studies and compliance. Field assessments will be carried out along at least 2 major trail systems between the north and south rims including off-trail fossiliferous sources.
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