RM-CESU Request for Statement of Interest: Wetland Delineation for Various Sites on Fort Wainwright. Approximately $400,000 is expected to be available to support this project. Review of Statements of Interest will begin 19 June 2013.
RM-CESU Request for Statement of Interest: Archaeological Site Evaluations at Fort McCoy, WI. Approximately $1,818,000 is expected to be available to support this project. Review of Statements of Interest will begin 18 June 2013.
SRLCC Seeking Applicants for Applied Science Funding Opportunity The Bureau of Reclamation is funding applied science grants in support of the Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative. The funding opportunity is available at www.grants.gov by searching for funding opportunity number R13AS80010. Applications are due by 4 p.m. MDT, June 11, 2013.
EPA Science for Sustainable and Healthy Tribes – $6 million EPA, as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research to develop sustainable solutions to environmental problems that affect tribes. The objectives of the awards to be made under this solicitation are to improve understanding of: 1) the health impacts of climate change on tribal populations; and 2) the health impacts of indoor air pollution exposures that derive from or are directly affecting traditional tribal life-ways and cultural practices. In both cases, projects should focus on impacts to vulnerable sub-populations of the Tribal communities. Proposals should also consider sustainable, culturally appropriate and acceptable pollution prevention, and adaptation/mitigation strategies. Eligible Entities: State and local governments, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, U.S. territories or possessions, public nonprofit institutions/organizations (includes public institutions of higher education and hospitals), and private nonprofit institutions/organizations (includes private institutions of higher education and hospitals) located in the U.S. Application due: June 25, 2013.
DoD Legacy Resource Management Program Request for Pre-Proposals has been released for FY14. The official Request For Proposals (RFP) memo, Areas of Emphasis, and Final Schedule for Proposal Submission may be found on the Legacy Tracker website
The primary objective of the DoD Legacy Program is to identify and fund high priority conservation projects that enable mission sustainability goals, while promoting long-term stewardship of our nation's natural and cultural heritage. All projects are aligned to one or more Areas of Emphasis (AOEs), and support the mission-relevant priorities that form the basis of DoD's Natural Resources Conservation Compliance Program and Cultural Resources Program. For FY 2014, the Legacy Program will emphasize the following priority AOEs, though proposals will be considered against all AOEs:
- Readiness and Range Sustainment (Integrated)
- Species At-Risk, Species of Concern and Declining Species and Habitat (Natural)
- Streamlining the Identification and Management of DoD Cultural Resources (Cultural)
GRANTS.GOV The Federal government now requires all requests for proposals be listed on-line at http://www.grants.gov. There are instructions on line of how to search for specific topic areas (environment, natural resources, energy) and for specific agencies, e.g. National Science Foundation, Department of the Interior, etc.
Call for Proposals for the 2013 Whitebark Pine Student Research Grant The mission of the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation (WPEF) is to “promote the conservation of whitebark pine and other high elevation five needle white pine ecosystems through education, restoration, management, and research.” In support of this mission, the WPEF will be offering a research grant of $1000 to an undergraduate who is writing an undergraduate thesis or graduate student (MS or PhD) conducting research on whitebark pine. Application materials must be submitted by August 31st, 2013.
Graduate Research Assistantship at The University of Montana A PhD Graduate Research Assistantship is available to study topographic influences on forest productivity in the Northwest US. The PhD position will be located at the University of Montana but the candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team consisting of personnel at the University of Montana, the US Forest Service and the University of Idaho. The overall goal of the project will be to link very fine-scale (< 100m) air temperature and humidity and snowmelt models with physical snow and soil moisture models to improve our understanding of how terrain influences tree growth and productivity. Primary responsibilities for this position include collection of field and climatic data and linking those data with empirical, physical and simulation models of forest growth and yield. There is flexibility in selection of research questions depending on the interest and experience of the candidate. Desired qualifications include a M.S. in ecology, natural resources management or geography with strong skills in geospatial data analysis preferred. Experience with remote sensing or ecosystem modeling is also desirable. The 3-year position will be based in the College of Forestry at the University of Montana and includes a stipend and tuition waiver. The position is available in fall of 2013 or spring of 2014. Submit letter of interest, C.V., and names and contact information for 3 references to: David Affleck, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana, email@example.com
Ph.D. Opportunity in Tropical Ecosystem Biogeochemistry, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
One Ph.D. assistantship is available for a prospective graduate student interested in investigating the effects of topography and landscape geomorphology on the biogeochemistry of tropical rain forests (Costa Rica). This collaborative project will combine techniques from ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, geomorphology and remote sensing to assess variations in both nitrogen and phosphorus cycling across a regional scale, with a focus on how changes in landform topography and evolution affect nutrient limitation. It will also include a unique partnership that combines on-the-ground techniques in biogeochemistry with the use and interpretation of airborne remote sensing data derived from a platform that includes both laser and optical sensors. Our ultimate goal is to produce better predictive models of tropical ecosystem function. Applicants should have a strong record of academic excellence, prior field and/or laboratory experience, and a demonstrated interest in ecosystem biogeochemistry research. Student support will include a combination of teaching/research assistantships, a stipend and a tuition waiver. Position will begin in the fall of 2013.
To apply: Please email the following application materials (as one document) to Dr. Cory Cleveland at firstname.lastname@example.org: 1) a current resume or CV, including GPA and test scores (if available); 2) a letter of interest, including research interests, professional goals and prior experience; and 3) contact information (including Email addresses) of three potential references.NPS Historic Preservation Internship Program National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) Intern Opportunities
UM Offers Field Courses in Montana, Alaska, Canada
Students have a unique opportunity to earn academic credit through The University of Montana this summer with the Wild Rockies Field Institute. WRFI will offer four courses taught entirely in the field worth three to 15 UM credits. The classes are:
Wild Rockies Summer Semester: In the heart of the bioregion known as the Yellowstone to Yukon, students will backpack in four stunning locations in Montana and the Canadian Rockies. This course will examine conservation at a broad regional scale, from a Native American perspective and at the local landscape level, with the goal of finding a comprehensive understanding of issues. (15 credits in nine weeks, June 14-Aug. 14)
Cycle the Rockies: Energy & Climate Change in Montana: Students will bicycle 700 miles across Montana – including in Glacier National Park – to study the ecological, social and economic issues associated with energy production and use. (six credits in four weeks, June 18-July 14)
Alaskan Rainforest: Ecology & Policy of the Tongass: Students embark on two kayak expeditions in magical and mythical southeast Alaska, where whales and bears abound and glaciers loom. This class will explore the unique temperate rainforest and its intimate connection to the sea. Ecological and political issues will be covered during this true academic adventure. (six credits in five weeks, June 28-July 30)
Environmental Ethics: Global Climate Change & Visions of a Sustainable Future: Students will backpack and visit the Rocky Mountain Front, the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and Glacier National Park. This course engages the discipline of environmental ethics to question what our relationship with the natural world should be. (three credits in three weeks, July 30-Aug. 16)
July 29 - Aug 2, 2013: Sediment Transport in Stream Assessment and Design, Logan, UT. Cost: $1850 ($1600 Early Bird Special if Registered Before June 1st). This course is intended for those who wish to understand and apply the principles of sediment transport to alluvial channel assessment and design. Principles of open channel flow and sediment transport are combined with watershed-scale, hydrologic and sediment source analysis to place channel assessment and design in the appropriate context. Threshold and alluvial channel design methods are presented along with guidelines for assessing and incorporating uncertainty. The course balances advance reading, lecture, field work, and hands-on exercises for estimating sediment supply, calculating sediment transport rates, and forecasting channel response to water and sediment supply. This course is intended for participants who are familiar with basic principles of river geomorphology.
September 17-19, 2013: Monitoring and Assessment of Wetland and Riparian Restoration Sites, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. The Montana Water Center and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality have initiated a series of annual training courses to build professional capacity regarding wetland science and regulation in Montana. For more information see the Montana Water Center web site