Examining visitor experiences related to cave and karst resources at Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Timpanogos Cave National Monument (Request for Statement of Interest)

Sponsor Agency: National Park Service
GB CESU Partner Agency: National Park Service
Deadline: May 30, 2022 4:00 pm
Link: https://in.nau.edu/cpcesu/funding-opportunity-nps-carlsbad-timpanogos-visitor-experience/
Description:

OBJECTIVE
The purpose of this project is to identify indicators, thresholds, and other planning-relevant aspects of visitor experience related to cave and karst settings. Limited data exists for visitor use management and planning in cave and karst resources, and specifically for CAVE and TICA. Understanding visitor experience, existing conditions, and associated relationships is essential for visitor use management planning. Specifically for this project, the following objectives are necessary:
• Identify possible indicators of visitor experience through a small sample of visitors using qualitative, semi-structured interviews.
• Inform thresholds of visitor experience, specifically as they relate to soundscapes, using quantitative intercept surveys.
• Evaluate perceptions of cave and karst specific management actions to protect resources and provide quality visitor experiences.
• Identify current conditions in cave and karst areas in the study and evaluate visitor perceptions of those conditions.

Historic Resource Study Addendum for First State National Historic Park

Sponsor Agency: National Park Service
GB CESU Partner Agency: National Park Service
Deadline: May 20, 2022 9:00 pm
Link:
Description:
The National Park Service (NPS), through the Interior Region 1, North Atlantic-Appalachian History and Preservation Assistance Office, requires the performance of research and writing of a Historic Resource Study (HRS) Addendum for First State National Historical Park (NHP) located in Delaware. The initial HRS was completed in 2019 and comprised of two major sections of historical overview: 1) History of the Brandywine Valley, and 2) Early settlement and development of the state of Delaware. This addendum project will address one of the primary research suggestions of the initial HRS – the addendum will expand the African American history context. We intend to use fiscal year 2022 funds for this project, approximately $100,000 including the CESU overhead rate of 17.5 percent. A detailed study proposal and cost estimate is requested at this time. Project award will be subject to the availability of funds. Only universities and institutions with a CESU $0 (Zero-dollar) Master Cooperative Agreement are eligible to apply. Contact Julie Ruiz at jcruiz@unr.edu for required documents, if interested.

Experience of People of African Descent During the American Revolution (Letter of Intent)

Sponsor Agency: National Park Service
GB CESU Partner Agency: National Park Service
Deadline: May 13, 2022 12:00 am
Link:
Description:

The National Park Service (NPS), through the Interior Region 1 (IR-1), North Atlantic-Appalachian History and Preservation Assistance Office, requires the performance of research and writing of a Historic Resource Study (HRS) about the experience of people of African descent during the American Revolution throughout the IR-1. Contact Julie Ruiz at jcruiz@unr.edu for required documents, if interested.