2011 Projects - NPS


Berger, Joel, National Park Service Migratory Species Workshop and Program Design (Report #1; Report #2)

Breuner, Creagh, Factors Influencing Harlequin Duck Survival and Recruitment in Glacier National Park
(Progress Report)

Burchfield, Jim, Acoustics and Wildlife Review of the Literature Relevant to Winter Use in Yellowstone National Park (Report)

Burchfield, Jim, Workshops and Program Support for National Park Service, Rocky Mountains CESU

Burchfield, Jim and Lisa Gerloff, Jerry O’Neal National Park Service Student Fellowship Program  (2012 Fellowship Awardees)


Reports from 2012 Fellowship Awardees:
Dulce Kersting, Washington State University, The interpretive powers of Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS in determining the roles of race, class, and gender among cowboys on the Northern Plains during the Open Range Era (Brief; Report; Thesis)

Warren Hansen, Univeristy of Montana, Integration of habitat modeling, stress physiology and stream flow to explain breeding success in the harlequin duck (Interin Report; Brief; Thesis)

Cameron Naficy, University of Colorado Boulder, Cross-scale assessment of spatiotemporal patterns and drivers of fire effects in mixed-severity fire regime forests of Larix occidentalis, Glacier National Park (Brief; Dissertation)

Campbell, Greg, Develop a Digital Asset Management Plan for Little Bighorn (Progress Report; Report)

Campbell, Greg, Rapid Ethnographic Assessment of Fort Laramie NHS

Duffield, John, Benefits Sharing Agreements Guidance

Flores, Dan, Bighorn Canyon History, The River Before the Dam: Oral History Transcription (Report)

Freimund, Wayne, Going to the Sun Road Corridor Planning in Glacier National Park (Interim Report)

Freimund, Wayne, Native American Student Employment Project

MacDonald, Douglas, Archeological Projects at Yellowstone NP North Entrance, Obsidian Creek Near Apollinaris Springs, Norris Parking Area, and Madison Power Line Corridor (Report)

MacDonald, Douglas, Coordination of 2011 Rocky Mountain Anthropology Conference (Report)

MacDonald, Douglas, Research Assistance in Preparation for a Historic Structures Strategy for Yellowstone National Park

MacDonald, Douglas, University of Montana Archeological NR Testing on the South Shore of Yellowstone Lake & Data Synthesis (Report)

MacDonald, Douglas, Yellowstone Archaeology Technical Assistance Project (Report)

McCutcheon, John, Lichen Inventory of Glacier Bay National Park (GLBA) – establishing a lichen diversity baseline in an outer oceanic ecosystem and along glacier chronosequences

Rice, Peter, Develop Prescriptive IPM Control Plan for Field Bindweed at Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site (Progress Report; Report)

Servheen, Christopher, The impacts of multi-use pathways on black bears in Grand Teton National Park

Shaw, Glenn (Montana Tech), Evaluate Hydrological Function & Riparian Health of Johnson Creek to Develop Management Options


Albert, Stephen, Rocky Mountain National Park Intelligent Transportation System Pilot Deployment/Evaluation (Report)

Juroszek, Steve, Living Building Challenge Charrette for the Lovell Visitor's Center (Report)

McDermott, Timothy, Serpentine Hot Springs Microbiology (Report)

Roberts, Dave, Support implementation of five needle pine climate change response project (2012 Report; Report)

Sigler, Adam, Implementation of water resources monitoring at Bighorn Canyon NRA (Report)

Tobias, Ronald, Camper Orientation Film, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Whitlock, Cathy, Implementation of the Native Trout Conservation Plan/Environmental Assessment  (2011 Report)

Whitlock, Cathy, Provide Internship Support and Technical Assistance to the Greater Yellowstone Network monitoring program and the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative


Hall, Troy, Developing a Monitoring Protocol for Visitor Experience and Recreation Demand at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area (Report)

Hicke, Jeffrey, Characterize rapid landscape scale change in woodlands using time series imagery

Hollenhorst, Steven, DOI Greenhouse Gas Commuter Transportation Survey

Le, Lena, National Park Service, Visitor Services Project (Reports: Rocky Mountain NP Winter; Chiricahua National Monument; Fort Bowie NHS; Congaree NP Spring 2011; Fort Scott NHS; Petersburg National Battlefield; Shenandoah NP; Denali National Park & Preserve; Fort Stanwix National Monument; Yellowstone NP; World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument; VSP Online Database)

Wright, Gerry, Implementation of a long-term monitoring protocol for American Pika within Two National Park Service Units (Report)

Wright, Gerry, Pikas in peril: multi-regional vulnerability assessment of a climate-sensitive sentinel species (Interim Report; Article - Journal of Mammalogy; NPS Video - Pikas Living on the Edge; Report-Narrative; Report-Standard Operating Procedures)

Wright, Gerry, Technical assistance for the Upper Columbia Basin Network including database development, GIS, and science communication (UCBN Newletter)


Anderson, Robert, Yosemite’s Melting Glaciers (Interim Report; Report)

Bowman, William, Compare and Contrast Sister Parks’ Research Findings and Monitoring Efforts

Ge, Shemin, Cataloging the response of the pool level in Devils Hole to earthquakes

Lee, Craig, Archeological Survey of Perennial Ice Patches in Yellowstone National Park

Lee, Craig, INSTAAR participation, Ice Patches as Sources of Archeological and Paleoecological Data in Climate Change Research in Glacier National Park (Year 1 UC-INSTAAR Report; 2010 Report)

Martin, Andrew, Using mtDNA and microsatellites from current reference populations and museum specimens to explore the heritage of cutthroat trout in Rocky Mountain National Park (Report)

Montgomery, Bruce, Redwood National Park Archives Project

Montgomery, Bruce, Sequoia Archive Backlog Cataloging Project  (Report)

Montgomery, Bruce, Update Archive Collection at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Phase 3

Montgomery, Bruce, Yosemite Archive Backlog Cataloging Project

Seastedt, Timothy, Assessment of Grassland Condition and Development of Reference Conditions for Three Intermountain Region Parks (Report)

Spaulding, Sarah, Atmospheric deposition of nitrogen in Grand Teton NP: determining biological effects on algal communities in alpine lakes (Report; 2011 Report; 2010 Report)

Williams, Mark, Rocky Mountain Inventory and Monitoring Network Stream Ecological Integrity Monitoring, Water Chemistry Analysis (2011-2012)

Williams, Mark, Sierra Nevada Network Lake Monitoring and Water Chemistry (Report)


Chase, Charles, Development of Cultural/Natural Landscape Management Plan for the Utility Area of Rocky Mountain National Park (Progress Report)

Marlow, Mike, Teacher Ranger Teacher (TRT) Program Curriculum Support (2011 Report)

Nemeth, Jeremy, Geographic Resources Program (GRP) GIS Technical Support (2010 Report; Progress Report)

Muller, Brian, Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program – Technical Assistance (Report)

Parthasarathy, Madhavan, Comparing retail sales operations, merchandising and management of Intermountain Region Cooperating Associations (Report; PowerPoint)

Vlahos, Ekaterini, Heritage Partnerships Program Digital Documentation

Vlahos, Ekaterini, Laser Scan Heart Mountain Boiler House Chimney (Report)

Vlahos, Ekaterini, Red Rocks NHL Student Internship


Barton, Karen, Native American Student Perspectives of RMNP (Education) (Report)

Brunswig, Robert, Phase 1 GIS Mapping of Cultural, Paleoclimatic and Paleoenvironmental Landscapes in Rocky Mountain National Park (Background; Interim Report)

Franklin, Scott, Aspen Regeneration Following Large-Scale Fire Disturbance (Report)


Aldridge, Cameron, Identification of critical brood habitat requirements for Gunnison Sage-grouse (Article; Report)

Alexander, Ruth, Oral History Project for Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, phase 1 (Report; Bibliography)

Angeloni, Lisa, Assessing wildlife responses to noise and the ecological functions of acoustical environments

Bright, AlanLewis and Clark National Historical Trail Auto Tour Route Wayshowing Assessment and Plan (Report)

Brown, Cynthia, Develop & Implement Vegetation Restoration Effectiveness Monitoring Program

Collett Jr., Jeffrey, GrandTReNDS: the Grand Tetons Reactive Nitrogen Deposition Study (Report)

Cooper, David, Developing Approaches for Restoring the Vegetation of Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California (Report)

Cooper, David, Developing Quantitative Relationships in Wetland Hydrology and Vegetation Community Composition; Application to Long Term Monitoring and Assessment of Wetland Integrity (Report)

Cooper, David, Hydrological Analysis and Pilot Restoration Project for Weippe Prairie, Nez Perce National Historical Park, Idaho

Cooper, David, Long Term Data Collection to Support Restoration Design In the Lulu City Wetland, Colorado River and Lulu Creek Corridors, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado (2011-2012) (Report)

Cooper, David, Restore historic wetlands near mouth of Rodeo Lagoon at Golden Gate NRA, Marin County, California (Restoration Plan; Planting Plan)

Decker, Karin, Southern Sangre de Cristo Reconnaissance Study (Report)

Hand, Jenny, Assistance for Instrument Development to Measure the Relationship of Air Quality with Night Sky Visibility

Hand, Jenny, Assistance for Night Sky Visibility Data Collection, Analysis, and Presentation

Hand, Jenny, Assistance for Visibility Data Analysis and Image Display Techniques (Report; Article)

Hand, Jenny, Web-based Environmental Database Supporting Air Resource Management in National Park and Forest Service Lands

Hannah, Judith, Inventorying and Monitoring Natural Resources Status and Trends in the National Park System – Geologic Resources Inventory

Hobbs, Tom, Develop Servicewide Review and Population Models for Ungulate Management in the National Park Service

Hoover, Edward, Integrate and Develop Field and Lab Research Programs on Chronic Wasting Disease

Johnson, Brett, Tracking Lake Trout Diet and Trophic Interactions in Blue Mesa Reservoir Using Stable Isotopes (2010 Progress Report; 2011 Progress Report; NPS Report; Report)

Kelly, Eugene, Soil Resources Inventory Project

Knapp, Alan, Assessment of Grassland Condition and Development of Reference Conditions for Three Intermountain Region Parks (Report)

Knapp, Alan, Plant Community and Soil Nitrogen Responses to Nitrogen Deposition in Two Northern Great Plains National Parks (Report)

LaBelle, Jason, Testing and Assessment of Archeological Sites at Bent’s Old Fort and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Sites  (Progress Report; Report)

Loftis, Jim, GIS Technical Support for Natural Resources Condition Assessments

Loftis, Jim, Southeast Coast Network Database Program (2011 Report)

Loftis, Jim, Tracking, Assessing, and Understanding National Park System Impaired Water Resources

Loftis, Jim, Water quality and quantity in selected national parks (Report)

Lyon, Peggy, Rare Plant Field Surveys and Database Development at BLCA and CURE (Progress Report; Report)

McClure, Shawn, Data Warehouse for Air Quality Modeling in the Oil & Gas Region of Wyoming, Utah and Colorado

Meiman, Paul, Biological Resource Management in National Parks – Invasive Species Management in National Parks and Beyond - Information Management and Delivery

Nett, Terry, Evaluation of the Effects of Fertility Control on the Reproductive Behaviors and Activity Budgets of Feral Horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Newman, Gregory, Place-based Climate Change Communication using Repeat Photography in Southwest Alaska National Parks

Newman, Peter, A Social Normative Study of Backcountry Visitor’s Acoustic Expectations and Experiences in Denali Park and Preserve (Progress Report; NPS Report; Report)

Newman, Peter, Development of Visitor-based Acoustical Indicators and Standards

Ore, Janet, Historic Context Study for Stuart Homestead, Grant Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site (Report)

Ore, Janet, Murie Ranch Furnishings Report for Grand Teton National Park

Ore, Janet, National Register of Historic Places Nomination Update Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (Registration Forms: Little Bighorn National Monument; American Indian Memorial; Custer Battlefield; Reno-Benteen Battlefield)

Paulson, Merlyn, Support Development of a GIS Mapping and Analysis System for Long Range Transportation Planning

Plaut, Josie, Waste Stream Analysis and Recycling Educational Outreach for Rocky Mountain National Park (Report)

Rathburn, Sara, Hydrologic and Sediment Transport Monitoring 2011 and 2012: Planning for Channel Restoration along Lulu Creek and Colorado River, Rocky Mountain National Park (Report)

Reynolds, Stephen, Preventative Search and Rescue for Rocky Mountains NP (Report)

Sanders, Thomas, Water rights activity assessment, and water rights records research and management in protection of water and aquatic resources of Units of the National Park System

Self, James, Rocky Mountain Inventory and Monitoring Network Soils Monitoring Project

Sibold, Jason, Fire History of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Sprain, Leah, Evaluation of Fertility Control as a Wildlife Management Tool in the National Park Service

Spraker, Terry, Technical Assistance to the National Park Service Wildlife Health Team  (Progress Report; Journal of Wildlife Diseases)

Spraker, Terry, Technical Assistance for Veterinary Pathology and Diagnostic Services for NPS Wildlife Species

Sprouse, William, Develop, verify, process, maintain, and document information in support of the National Park Service’s natural resource and cultrual resouce-related data and information systems (2009 Report; 2010 Report)

Stallones, Lorann, A Collaborative Approach to Promoting One Health in the NPS

Stevens, Joe, Alpine Biodiversity and Soils Monitoring Utilizing the Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments (GLORIA) Field Methods: Resurvey at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve (GRSA) and Rocky Mountain National Park (ROMO), Phase 1

Stevens, Joe, Vegetation Classification and Mapping Project at Bighorn Canyon NRA in support of the NPS Vegetation Mapping Inventory, the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program

Swift, David, Investigation of Nitrogen Deposition into Loch Vale, Rocky Mountain National Park (Report; Phase 2 Report)

Thompson, Jessica, Develop communications materials for natural resource topics, management activities, and issues (Report)

Thompson, Jessica, Development of NPS Fire Recruiting and Professional Development Materials (Report)

Thompson, Jessica, Recruiting, Retention and Outreach Materials Development Related to National Park Service Facility Management Careers

Vaske, Jerry, Linking the 2010 Census to National Park Visitors

Wilson, Kenneth, Biostatistical Support for National Park Service Biological Resources Projects

Zimmerman, Donald, Provide guidance and technical support to the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate in the evaluation and development of online natural resource communication materials for natural resource topics, management activities, and issues


Swaney, Bill, Summer 2012 Restoration Intern at Glacier National Park (Report)


Bell, David, Utah Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program – Technical Assistance (Report)

Brunson, Mark, Science Communications Assistance (Report)

Brunson, Mark, Lessons Learned and Success Stories: Recruiting, Retention and Outreach Materials Development Related to National Park Service Relevancy (Report)

Brunson, Mark, Preparation of a Natural Resource Condition Assessment Report for Three Intermountain Region Parks

Brunson, Mark, Science and Stewardship: Professional Development for seasonal employees (Report)

Cannon, Molly Boeka and Kenneth Cannon, Plan for Repatriation Site Management at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (Progress Report)

Cannon, Molly Boeka and Kenneth Cannon, Archeology – The Search for Big Head (Report)

Gese, Eric, Mountain Lion Predation Ecology at Bighorn Canyon NRA

Monz, Christopher, Understanding Visitor Use patterns and Ecological Thresholds in Meadow and Riparian Environments of Yosemite National Park (Report)

Neale, Christopher, Heat Flow and Change Detection of Thermal Features in Yellowstone Park Using High Resolution Airborne Remote Sensing

Scott, Michael, Assessment of indicator sites and quantifying short-term effects of high flows on riparian vegetation along the Yampa and Green Rivers: implications for monitoring future riparian resource conditions

Wheaton, Joe, LiDAR and Multispectral Image Acquisition and Mapping over 105 River Miles and Corresponding Floodplain within the Dinosaur National Monument


McCoy, Robert, Process and Catalog Park Central Files Nez Perce National Historical Park, Spalding, Idaho (NPS Report; Report)


Gray, Stephen, Characterize the riparian community to identify "witness" trees to the Battle of Little Bighorn 1876, to determine historic river course, and to determine climate history (Report)

Harlow, Hank, UW-NPS Research Center, Small Grants (2011 Awards)

Harlow, Hank, UW-NPS Research Center Research Support, 2011-2012

Heidel, Bonnie, Enhance Visitor Understanding and Appreciation of Plants at Devils Tower National Monument (Report; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C)

Humstone, Mary, Research and Prepare Preservation Treatment Guide for Historic AMK Ranch (Progress Report)

Keinath, Doug, Update Reptile & Amphibian Checklist and Mammal & Fish Checklist for Devils Tower NM (Report)

Kelly, Robert, Building Common Ground: the Bighorn Canyon NRA Tribal Field School Program

Kelly, Robert, Create a GIS database for all known archeological and historic resources at BICA (Progress Report; Report)

Kelly, Robert, Ice Patches as Sources of Archeological and Paleoecological Data in Climate Change Research in Glacier National Park (Year 1 UC-INSTAAR Report; 2010 Report; 2011 Report)

Peacock, Kendall & Tim Sowecke, Wyoming Conservation Corps assistance on historic structures and cultural landscapes at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Peterson, Marcia and Sanders, Paul, Moose Exhibit Site 48YE201:  Final Data Recovery Report and preparation of various journal (Report)

Robinson, Timothy, Statistical Consulting for Environmental Monitoring Projects (Report)

Rodemaker, Eli, Mapping prairie dog habitat at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Montana (Report; NPS Completion Report)

Rodemaker, Eli, Using National Agricultural Imaging Program (NAIP) Color-Infrared (CIR) Imagery and Image Analysis Protocols to Monitor Land Cover and Habitat Change at Grand Teton National Park (NPS Report; Report)

Sanders, Paul, Class III Cultural Resource Inventory Surveys for May Hayfields and Wister Draw Trail

Sanders, Paul, Complete analysis and report of Year 1 of the Nez Perce National Historic Trail Archeological Investigation (Report; NPS Report)

Schmidt, Larry, NPS Northern Great Plains Network Herbarium Imaging Project, Phase 1  (Report)

Tanaka, John, Develop Site Specific Cattle Grazing Strategies to Improve Range Health and Diversity
(Completion Report; Report)

Tronstad, Lusha, Assessing Climate Change Using Aquatic Invertebrate Assemblages in High-Elevation Lakes and Streams in Grand Teton NP

Tronstad, Lusha, Macroinvertebrates at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument (2011 Report)

Walker, Danny, Geophysical Archaeological Survey and Mapping of Quartermaster Dump Site Area, Ft. Laramie


Janke, Jason, Measurement of Nitrogen and CO2 Production from Seasonally Frozen Alpine Tundra Soils (Report)