Identification Of Outstanding Resource And Impaired Waters In The National Park System

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Identification Of Outstanding Resource And Impaired Waters In The National Park System: The decentralized management framework created by the Clean Water Act presents challenges to organizations and citizens trying to understand, monitor, and track water quality conditions locally, regionally, and/or nationally. CSU and the NPS Water Resources Division (WRD) have previously collaborated to ameliorate this problem over America¿s treasured park lands by consolidating and centralizing data, information, and maps from 56 states and territories about water quality conditions in the National Park System to make those resources readily available to the parks, the public, and other organizations so they can become part of the water quality management process. The current project continues that collaboration. CSU faculty, staff, research associates, and students will work with the NPS WRD to identify Clean Water Act outstanding resource waters classifications and impaired waters designations by states within the National Park System and use this information to update and expand existing databases and websites. The products generated by this effort will include GIS coverages as well as a website with reports containing descriptive graphical and tabular summaries of: (1) park waterbodies that are currently listed on state 303d water-quality impaired lists; (2) parks that have designated Outstanding National or State Resource Waters created by state water quality regulations; and (3) parks that contain particular types of impairments. To the greatest extent feasible, this project will extract and reformat, on a park-specific basis, data from existing databases, including individual state water quality standards systems and several databases maintained or being developed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey (e.g. National Hydrography Dataset, STORET, 305b, and 303d). Syntheses of these data will be made to support Government Performance Results Act (GPRA), Vital Signs, State of the Parks, and ¿Scorecard¿ efforts as well as to empower the public to help steward water resources in parks.
Federal Grant Title: Identification Of Outstanding Resource And Impaired Waters In The National Park System
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: P15AS00008
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.945
CFDA Descriptions: Cooperative Research and Training Programs - Resources of the National Park System
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Posted Date: November 25th, 2014
Creation Date: Nov 25, 2014
Archive Date: Dec 7, 2014
Total Program Funding: $179,280
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $179,280
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Grant Announcement Contact
JOHN BECHTOLD, 303-969-2492
Notification of intent to award. No applications will be accepted.

National Park Service 303-898-9819
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