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Opportunities

Requests for Proposal

CESU Request for Statement of Interest: Investigations into Water Chestnut - Genetics and Ecology Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Civil Works Aquatic Plant Control Research Project to provide information regarding investigations into the genetic differences of Trapa sp. (water chestnut) in the northeastern U. S. Approximately $40,000 is expected to be available to support this project for two (2) years in the base period, with optional year work to be provided upon need and funding availability. Review of Statements of Interest will begin after the SOI has been posted on the CESU website for 10 working days; posted 4/7/2016.

CESU Request for Statement of Interest:  Forest Inventory and Ag Lease Inventory Support  Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by Fort Campbell Kentucky which provides professional and technical support for its Forestry and Natural Resources Program in order to facilitate successful implementation of the Sikes Act/Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan (INRMP).   Approximately $173,500 is expected to be available to support this project.  Additional funding may be available for follow on work in subsequent fiscal years.  Review of Statements of Interest will begin 15 April 2016.

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 for the base period of the project. Additional Option Year studies may be required at approximately the same funding level as for the base period but are not guaranteed.  Review of Statements of Interest will begin after the SOI has been posted on the CESU website for 10 working days (posted 3/21/2016).

CESU Request for Statement of Interest: Natural Resources Ecosystem Management Activities at Pohakuloa Training Area and Keamoku Land Parcel Management Area Activities for the U. S. Army Garrison, Hawaii, Island of Hawaii  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 Garrison which provides professional and technical support for its Natural Resources in order to facilitate successful implementation of the 16 USC 670c-1 Sikes Act. This project is expected to have approximately $2,860,000 for the base year, but is subject to availability of funds. Furthermore 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 30 Mar 2016.

Student Opportunities: Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships

The University of Utah’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism is recruiting applicants for Graduate Assistantships (doctoral level) to begin Fall Semester of 2016.  In addition to our traditional departmental research and teaching assistantships, we are looking for a student or students to work in the focus areas: Departmental Research and Teaching Assistantship, Outdoor Recreation Management Assistantship, Eco and Sustainable Tourism Assistantship, and Community Recreation and Sport Management Assistantship.  For more information click 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

Wilderness Management Distance Education Course at the University of Montana NRSM 404 Wilderness in the American Context (4 credits Undergraduate)/NRSM 560 American Wilderness Philosophy and Policy (4 credits Graduate) provides a broad perspective of what wilderness is and how the idea developed, exposes the student to some of the differing values, ethics, and expectations of wilderness held by society. It offers an account of the origins of the wilderness idea, tracing the beginnings of the conservation movement from the Greek philosophers to today.  In this course students will examine the early history of wilderness preservation that ultimately led to federal protection in the Wilderness Act and subsequent legislation, including how each agency applies these laws.  Legislation since 1964 and how each agency applies these laws are also discussed. 

The course is designed to meet the needs of a broad range of students from wilderness professionals, outdoor recreational planners and educators, to members of conservation groups and interested citizens. It is the first of four courses leading to a graduate certificate in Wilderness Management. Course credit offered through The University of Montana, Missoula. 

University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station is currently taking applications for Summer Session 2016. Students plunge into the field-oriented ecology courses and embrace the rigorous adventure for mind and body. The immersion-based format means you don’t have to shift gears from one hour or day to another—you start one class, finish it, and then start the next. Each course involves all day field trips and overnight camping trips to relevant sites in the Flathead Basin including Glacier National Park. The Station offers many generous scholarships—up to $4,000 per student—and most students are eligible to apply.  A high percentage of qualified scholarship applicants receive generous financial support to attend FLBS.  Find out more on the FLBS website.