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College of Forestry and Conservation

Opportunities

Requests for Proposal

JFSP Funding Announcement for FY 2015 The Joint Fire Science Program has announced Funding Opportunity Notices and Graduate Research Innovation Awards for 2015.

Research topics being considered for funding -

  • Fuels mapping for emissions inventories
  • Smoke hazard warning system
  • Implications of changing fuels and fire regimes - selected regions
  • Fire ember production
  • Fire effects on soil heating
  • Fire weather and decision making: a social and modelling analysis
  • Re-measurement - long-term fire effects on vegetation and fuels

Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) Award topics being considered for funding -

  • Climate change and fire
  • Postfire recovery
  • Smoke or emissions assessments
  • Fire weather
  • Social issues and fire

Research proposals are due by November 21, 2014 at 5:00 MST.  Read more and apply here.

Request for Statement of Interest: Municipal Separate Storm Water Sewer System (MS4) Outreach and Education Support for Fort Drum  Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by Fort Drum which provides professional and technical support for its Environmental Program in order to facilitate successful implementation of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (NHPA), National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the Sikes Act. Approximately $25,500.00 is expected to be available to support this project. Review of Statements of Interest will begin 27 Aug 2014.

Request for Statement of Interest: Cultural Resources On Site Technical Support at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Tooele County, Utah Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground which provides professional and technical support for its Cultural Resources Program in order to facilitate successful implementation of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Approximately $95,000 is expected to be available to support this project. Additional funding may be available for follow on work in subsequent fiscal years to the successful Recipient/Awardee. Review of Statements of Interest will begin 27 Aug 2014.

Student Opportunities: Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships

Jerry O'Neal National Park Service Student Fellowship Applications are now being accepted for the Jerry O'Neal Fellowship for work in Glacier National Park, Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS, and Little Bighorn Battlefield NM. The fellowship aims to provide educational assistance for students seeking to understand natural and cultural resources issues and how these interact with human values. Special consideration will be given to proposals that address the following:

  1. natural resource issues such as aquatic ecology, terrestrial ecology, fire ecology, invasive plants, and climate change
  2. cultural resource issues, such as history and architectural studies, cultural landscape reports, ethnographic research and archeology
  3. social science that informs resource management about a natural or cultural topic and/or that addresses visitor impacts to park resources

Competition is open to graduate students or superior upper division undergraduate students at RM-CESU universities and colleges only.  Awards range from $1000-5000. Applications must be submitted electronically by February 17, 2015. For details on the application process please click here.

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.