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Requests for Proposals

Request for statements of interest for possible RM-CESU partners to assist Olympic NP with Natural Resource Condition Assessment The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting information on the interest and qualifications of potential partner(s) to assist with a project to complete a Natural Resource Condition Assessment (NRCA) for Olympic National Park (OLYM). Responses to this request will be used to identify potential collaborators for a project that will be funded by NPS. The NPS wishes to conduct this project in collaboration with a partner institution and Principal Investigator (PI) in one of the following Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESUs), under the auspices of the respective Unit’s Cooperative Agreement:  the Pacific Northwest CESU (PNW CESU), the Californian CESU (CA CESU), or the Rocky Mountains CESU (RM CESU).  The anticipated budget for this project is $150,000 and is subject to availability of funding. The final award amount will be dependent on an approved project budget(s) and NPS determination of available funds. Statement of Interest due:  April 14, 2014.  Statement of Work.

Student Opportunities: Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships

Crater Lake National Park Science and Learning Center: 2014 Student Fellowship Crater Lake Science and Learning Center will offer four fellowships to support undergraduate and graduate student investigations. Each fellowship may be funded up to $4,000.  Senior undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at a college or university are eligible to apply. Research Fellows must be self-directed individuals whose work will contribute to issues of management concern at Crater Lake National Park. A Fellow must be able to complete the proposed project within one or two years from receipt of the fellowship award.  Application deadline:  April 1, 2014

NPS Historic Preservation Internship Program

Student Programs-BLM

Student Programs-USFS

Student Programs-USGS

National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) Intern Opportunities

Training and Course Opportunities

UM's Flathead Biological Station offers summer courses The University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station will host immersion-based, rigorous field-oriented classes during summer session 2014. Classes will be offered June 16 through Aug. 8.  Course fees for residents and nonresidents are $440 per credit.  The Final amount owed is based on the number of credits you elect to take.  For complete information and online registration, click here.

July 28 - Aug 1, 2014: 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.