Monitoring Protocols for Horse Trails and River Use Activities at Ozark NSR

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Monitoring Protocols for Horse Trails and River Use Activities at Ozark NSR: The first phase of this project will be to identify the informal horse trails in the park, document their condition, and then create a trail monitoring protocol. The second phase of this project will be to conduct observational research on use types and use levels on the Jacks Fork and Current Rivers as well as to understand visitors' perceptions of their experience while at Ozark National Scenic Riverways through a visitor survey (pending OMB approval). These protocols will be implemented in the park, as well as serve as guides for monitoring protocols that similar NPS units in the region could adapt and implement.
Federal Grant Title: Monitoring Protocols for Horse Trails and River Use Activities at Ozark NSR
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NPS-NOI-OZAR-10-0028
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: Information not provided
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: Apr 23, 2010
Original Application Deadline: Apr 23, 2010
Posted Date: Apr 13, 2010
Creation Date: Apr 13, 2010
Archive Date: May 23, 2010
Total Program Funding: $103,944
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $0
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This is a "Notice of Intent" of a single source task agreement award to the Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL under the Great Rivers Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU). The cooperator for this project was chosen because of his unique ability to conduct this research. The PI is a professor of forestry at the University of Southern Illinois. This is the same institution that Dr. Ken Chilman worked from when he conducted his research at Ozark National Scenic River for over 20 years. The PI will be collaborating with Dr. Chilman in recreating the past observational work done at the park. The PI is a recreational ecologist by training with extensive experience identifying recreation related impacts and methods of monitoring these impacts. In particular, the PI has helped pioneer efforts related to assessing and monitoring the location and condition of informal (visitor-created) trails specific to national park sites. The PI has also recently been involved in evaluating the effectiveness of techniques related to educating visitors on the impacts of off-trail travel to alter their behavior. These studies included a unique combination of physical data collection, visitor surveys, and various methods of observation work specific to visitor behavior. These topics and techniques are directly related to the type of work that will be conducted this summer at Ozark National Scenic River, so the PI experience will be particularly applicable to this study. In addition, it is rare to find a principal investigator that is equally capable in both the physical and social sciences. The PI's past experience is well-suited to the current project and makes him uniquely qualified.
Grant Announcement Contact
Tonya Bradley Contract Specialist Phone 402-661-1656

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