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Requests for Proposal

CESU Request for Statement of Interest: Testing Stream Assessment Tools and Protocols to Improve Stream Resource Protection in Colorado Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by the Engineering Research Development Center (ERDC) and the Albuquerque District. Approximately $130,000K is available to support this project for a 2-year study. Additional (2 years) option year funds at $50K/yr maybe available to bring the total funding for the project up to $230K. (posted 4/17/2015)

CESU Request for Statement of Interest: Evaluate Indicators of Environmental Sensitivity with Respect to Bats and Their Native Habitats Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for this project to Evaluate Indicators of Environmental Sensitivity with Respect to Bats and their Native Habitats to be a funded by the Albeni Falls Dam, Idaho; U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Seattle District. Approximately $22,000 is expected to be available to support this project. This Request for Statements of Interest will remain open until an investigator team is selected (posted 4/15/2015)

CESU Request for Statement of Interest:  Natural Resource Condition Assessments for up to Three Intermountain Region National Parks The National Park Service (NPS) Intermountain Region Natural Resource Condition Assessment (NRCA) Program seeks a Principal Investigator from a current CESU nonfederal partner to collaborate with NPS regional and park staff to conduct NRCAs for up to three national parks, including Dinosaur National Park (DINO), Capitol Reef National Park (CARE) and Bryce Canyon National Park (BRCA). All current CESU nonfederal partners will be considered, but the target audience is members of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Plateau, and Desert Southwest CESUs.  Funding: The NPS will provide financial assistance to the investigators for an amount that will likely range from $70,000-$90,000 per park, depending upon park size and complexity of natural resource issues.  Statement of Interest due by April 24, 2015.  

CESU Request for Statement of Interest: Mount Rushmore Ethnographic Overview and Assessment  The Midwest Region Cultural Anthropology program is interested in conducting an Ethnographic Overview and Assessment (EOA) for Mount Rushmore National Memorial (MORU) in South Dakota. The program acting on behalf of MORU is seeking a partner to aid in identifying and understanding historic and contemporary cultural associations between traditionally associated peoples and American Indian tribes with Mount Rushmore and the land encompassed within the boundaries of the park.  Funding: Project funds available are approximately $90,000 per year for two fiscal years.  Statements of Interest due by April 20, 2015.

Student Opportunities: Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships

2015 Park Break Sessions will Explore Science, Cultural Resources

Are you a graduate student thinking about a career in parks, protected areas, and cultural sites? Park Break is an all-expenses-paid, park-based field seminar for students like you. Park Break puts you in a national park unit for a  week's worth of field and classroom activities in close collaboration with park scientists and scholars, managers  and administrators, and partner organizations. Organized since 2008 by the George Wright Society in conjunction with the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service, Park Break is a learning experience that you'll find
nowhere else.  Learn more here.

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.