The National Park Service is requesting proposals to conduct a National Heritage Area (NHA) evaluation of the Niagara Falls NHA, NY. Access the full announcement here. Proposals are due to Danny Filer via email at danny_filer@nps.gov no later than Wednesday, April 1 by 12 noon.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has released its request for proposals for the Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund. Access the full announcement here, and view the March 17 webinar for potential applicants here. Please contact Crystal Boyd (crystal.boyd@nfwf.org) if you have questions about which metrics best apply to your project. Pre-Proposal Due Date: Thursday, April 16 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.  Full Proposal Due Date: Tuesday, June 30 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting proposals for On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials (On-Farm Trials). Access the full announcement here. There will be a webinar for applicants March 26, 2020 at 3p.m. Eastern Time (info here). Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on May 11, 2020.

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The North Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) engages federal agency scientists and managers, in collaboration with academic and other non-federal scientists and students, to understand how fundamental ecosystem functions and processes are affected by increasing urban development, climate change, and other stressors, and then to devise management strategies for preserving and restoring coastal ecosystems, cultural resources, and maritime heritage.

The North Atlantic Coast CESU is part of a National Network of 17 regional CESUs encompassing the Nation. Over 200 academic institutions and more than 50 other non-federal partners, along with 13 federal agencies are associated with the National CESU Network. This Network is among the largest of collaborative research partnerships addressing natural and cultural resource stewardship in the United States. The CESU Network provides high quality science, usable knowledge for resource managers, responsive technical assistance, education opportunities, and cost-effective research.

  • Federal agencies acquire information to make science-based decisions
  • Research opportunities for students, faculty and researchers
  • Collaborative opportunities between agency and non-federal scientists
  • Educational opportunities for students and agency managers

The geographic scope of the North Atlantic Coast CESU includes the coastal zone from Maine to Virginia, with activities including all ecosystem types of coastal watersheds and the ocean, including barrier islands, estuaries, salt and freshwater wetlands, terrestrial and ocean/marine environments, among others.