Climate change impacts on subsistence access to coastal resources in Arctic National Parks: Implications for NPS management

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Climate change impacts on subsistence access to coastal resources in Arctic National Parks: Implications for NPS management: NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD This Funding Announcement is not a request for applications. This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service⿿s intention to fund the following project activities without full and open competition. ABSTRACT Funding Announcement Number P17AS00167 Project Title Climate change impacts on subsistence access to coastal resources in Arctic National Parks: Implications for NPS management Recipient University of Alaska Fairbanks Principle Investigator / Program Manager Anne Beaudreau Assistant Professor University of Alaska, Fairbanks 17101 Point Lena Loop Rd. Juneau, AK 99801 Phone: (907) 796-5454 Email: abeaudreau@alaska.edu Total Anticipated Award Amount 68,913 Cost Share 0 New Award or Continuation? New Award Anticipated Period of Performance April 24, 2017 ⿿ December 31, 2019 Award Instrument Cooperative Agreement Statutory Authority 54 U.S.C. §101702(a) Cooperative Agreements, Transfer of Service Appropriated Funds CFDA # and Title 15.945 Cooperative Research and Training Programs Single Source Justification Criteria Cited (2) Continuation NPS Point of Contact Erica Cordeiro OVERVIEW Human access routes to coastal subsistence resources are being altered or eliminated in the Arctic as temperatures warm. For example, coastal habitats where subsistence resources are traditionally gathered and processed are eroding with sea level rise while sea ice retreat reduces the availability of marine mammals for native hunters. A recent mapping study (Satterthwaite-Phillips et al. 2016) resulted in an extensive atlas of subsistence use and important ecological areas in the Northwest Arctic, but the areas and access routes most vulnerable to climate change are still poorly understood. The National Park Service (NPS) is responsible for sustainable management of park resources as well as subsistence access to those resources (2015 OASLC Strategic Plan, Lawler et al. 2009); however, a lack of information on subsistence access routes limits management planning. This research seeks to understand how NPS staff are planning for and responding to landscape changes that affect subsistence access to marine resources in Bering Land Bridge National Preserve (BELA) and Cape Krusenstern National Monument (CAKR). We will interview NPS staff regarding subsistence use and access to coastal resources within WEAR Parklands, environmental changes to subsistence resources, the role of NPS in managing parklands for subsistence, and how local knowledge is incorporated into management. We will also build upon existing research to document current patterns in subsistence users⿿ access to marine resources in BELA and CAKR. STATEMENT OF JOINT OBJECTIVES/PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN The National Park Service (NPS) is responsible for sustainable management of park resources as well as subsistence access to those resources. This research seeks to understand how NPS staff are planning for and responding to landscape changes that affect subsistence access to marine resources in coastal parklands, specifically Bering Land Bridge National Preserve and Cape Krusenstern National Monument. We will interview NPS staff regarding subsistence use and access to coastal resources within WEAR Parklands, environmental changes to subsistence resources, the role of NPS in managing parklands for subsistence, and how local knowledge is incorporated into management. We will meet this goal through two primary objectives: 1) Document past and current forms of transportation and technologies that harvesters use to access marine subsistence resources in and around BELA and CAKR parklands through a comprehensive synthesis of data and literature; 2) Understand perceptions of park staff regarding access to and use of coastal resources within and near BELA and CAKR parklands, including their perspectives on the major environmental changes to species and habitats, NPS policies regarding resource and land use, and tools/technologies that drive harvesting in park boundaries. RECIPIENT INVOLVEMENT 1. Conduct in-depth interviews with NPS staff regarding their work in WEAR Parklands, BELA and CAKR. 2. Gather and synthesize existing datasets of subsistence marine harvest (species, amounts, and location) in BELA and CAKR park boundaries. 3. Complete the following study deliverables (target audience in italics): a) Maps showing core subsistence use areas overlaid with land status (NPS Staff, Public) b) A report outlining methods and highlighting key results, including: ⿢ Current technology used to access subsistence resources and potential for new access routes needed. ⿢ Perspectives of NPS staff about how NPS can help users adapt to changing landscape. (NPS Staff, Public) c) Manuscript published in peer-reviewed scientific journal with open access options (NPS Staff, Scientific Community) d) Oral presentation at a scientific conference (Scientific Community) e) An article to the Alaska Park Science Journal (NPS Staff, Public, Scientific Community) f) Outreach and education products ⿢ Presentations to NPS staff and local communities to report study results (NPS Staff, Public) ⿢ Educational activities in schools (Public) ⿢ Online newsletter summarizing results (NPS Staff, Public, Scientific Community) ⿢ Short video (NPS Staff, Public, Scientific Community) NATIONAL PARK SERVICE INVOLVEMENT 1. Serve in an advisory role to the research team (i.e., Beaudreau and Green) by providing feedback on the project 2. Participate in interviews with the research team to meet the goals of the study 3. Help the research team liaise with communities and NPS 4. Review and/or assist in co-authoring written reports and manuscripts at the conclusion of the study 5. Disseminate the research team⿿s results to NPS staff and public audiences via the website, newsletters, or other public communication avenues 6. Assist in the creation of a short outreach video SINGLE-SOURCE JUSTIFICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SINGLE SOURCE POLICY REQUIREMENTS Department of the Interior Policy (505 DM 2) requires a written justification which explains why competition is not practicable for each single-source award. The justification must address one or more of the following criteria as well as discussion of the program legislative history, unique capabilities of the proposed recipient, and cost-sharing contribution offered by the proposed recipient, as applicable. In order for an assistance award to be made without competition, the award must satisfy one or more of the following criteria: (1) Unsolicited Proposal ⿿ The proposed award is the result of an unsolicited assistance application which represents a unique or innovative idea, method, or approach which is not the subject of a current or planned contract or assistance award, but which is deemed advantageous to the program objectives; (2) Continuation ⿿ The activity to be funded is necessary to the satisfactory completion of, or is a continuation of an activity presently being funded, and for which competition would have a significant adverse effect on the continuity or completion of the activity; (3) Legislative intent ⿿ The language in the applicable authorizing legislation or legislative history clearly indicates Congress⿿ intent to restrict the award to a particular recipient of purpose; (4) Unique Qualifications ⿿ The applicant is uniquely qualified to perform the activity based upon a variety of demonstrable factors such as location, property ownership, voluntary support capacity, cost-sharing ability if applicable, technical expertise, or other such unique qualifications; (5) Emergencies ⿿ Program/award where there is insufficient time available (due to a compelling and unusual urgency, or substantial danger to health or safety) for adequate competitive procedures to be followed. The National Park Service did not solicit full and open competition for this award based the following criteria: (2) Continuation This project parallels a separately (non-federally) funded project with similar objectives focused on non-NPS staff. The two projects will be accomplished concurrently by the same personnel and using the same methods and in some of the same locations. This instills vital continuity between the two projects since any biases or error in the research will be consistent, and it allows for a much broader and more valuable interpretation of the results from both projects. It also brings substantial leveraging to the project since NPS would not bear the cost of some travel, some time of the investigators, and the expenses of the second project. Funding a separate research team would make the two projects incomparable and double the expense of the project, as well as add considerable time (years).
Federal Grant Title: Climate change impacts on subsistence access to coastal resources in Arctic National Parks: Implications for NPS management
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service (DOI-NPS)
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: P17AS00167
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.945
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: April 14th, 2017
Original Application Deadline: April 14th, 2017
Posted Date: April 5th, 2017
Creation Date: April 5th, 2017
Archive Date: April 24th, 2017
Total Program Funding: $68,913
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $75,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $33,583
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 5th, 2017
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.grants.gov
Grant Announcement Contact
Erica Cordeiro 907-644-3315
Erica_Cordeiro@nps.gov

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