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Opportunities

Requests for Proposals

Request for Statement of Interest: Wetland and Waterbody Studies at Fort Wainwright, Alaska Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by Fort Wainwright (FWA) which provides professional and technical support for its Natural Resource program in order to facilitate successful implementation of the Sikes Act. Approximately $ 604,200.00 is expected to be available to support this project.  Review of Statements of Interest will begin 7 August 2014.

Request for Statement of Interest: Section 106 Archaeological Surveys for Range Control Activities Fort Wainwright, Alaska Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by Fort Wainwright (FWA) which provides professional and technical support for its Environmental Conservation Program in order to facilitate successful implementation of the National Historic Preservation Act. Approximately $ 58,292.00 is expected to be available to support this project.  Review of Statements of Interest will begin 7 August 2014.

Request for Statement of Interest: Yuma Proving Ground Sustainable Range Program Support Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) which provides professional and technical support for its in order to facilitate successful implementation of the Sustainable Range Program and Sikes Act. Approximately $ 44,400.00 is available to support this project for the initial six (6) month period. 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 7Aug 2014.

Request for Statement of Interest: Section 106 Archaeological Site Evaluation Fort Wainwright, Alaska Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by Fort Wainwright which provides professional and technical support for its Environmental Conservation Program in order to facilitate successful implementation of the National Historic Preservation Act. Approximately $ 79,400.00 is expected to be available to support this project.  Review of Statements of Interest will begin 8 August 2014.

Request for Statement of Interest: Fauna Planning Level Surveys Shorebird Study, Tanana Flats Training Area, Fort Wainwright, Alaska  Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by Fort Wainwright which provides professional and technical support for its Natural Resources Program in order to facilitate successful implementation of the Sikes Act and the Endangered Species Act. Approximately $465,000 is expected to be available to support this project.  Review of Statements of Interest will begin 7 August 2014.

Request for Statement of Interest: Wildlife Technician Support for Fort AP Hill  Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by Fort AP Hill which provides professional and technical support for its Natural Resources Program in order to facilitate successful implementation of the Authority. Approximately $430,500.00 is expected to be available to support this project.  Review of Statements of Interest will begin 6 August 2014.

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.