Requests for Two Statements of Interest Funded by The NPS

Dear CESU Network Partner,  


The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting a Statement of Interest (SOI) from Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Network members (eligibility is limited to the Gulf Coast CESU, Piedmont South Atlantic and the South Florida Caribbean CESUs) interested in collaborating with us on two research projects:

Project 1.  “Document short and medium term consequences of Hurricane Irma to mature forest systems;” 

Project 2. “Determining need for management of invaded mangrove and coastal prairie plant communities.”

The attached RSOI project description provides more details about the proposed project. The NPS is requesting information on your interest and qualifications to assist us in our market research and project scoping.  Through the RSOI process, the NPS hopes to identify a project collaborator(s), with whom we can develop a scope of work for Cooperative Agreements to initiate project work by March, 2020. 

The project(s) will be funded by the NPS under a Cooperative Agreement(s). It is anticipated that one or more awards will be made with two base years of funding.  Funding in an amount not to exceed $500,000 is available for FY 2020 project(s), to include the CESU overhead rate of 17.5 percent. Refer to the attached documents for additional details including applicant eligibility and information required to be included in your Statement of Interest (SOI). 

Interested parties from the Gulf Coast CESU, Piedmont South Atlantic and the South Florida Caribbean CESUs may respond to one or both RSOI(s) by submitting one statement per RSOI. Submit one S Statements of Interest are due by 11:59 P.M.(ET), December 15, 2019.
 
Direct all questions to:
Project 1.  “Document short and medium term consequences of Hurricane Irma to mature forest systems;”
Jimi Sadle, Botanist 
Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks
Office:(305) 242-7806
Jimi_Sadle@nps.gov 


Project 2. “Determining need for management of invaded mangrove and coastal prairie plant communities.” 
Hillary Cooley, Botanist
Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks
Office: (305) 242-7875  
Hillary_Cooley@nps.gov



Submit Statements of Interests (SOI) by 11:59 P.M.(ET), December 15, 2019 to:
Carol B. Daniels, Ph.D., NPS Senior Science Advisor

South Florida Caribbean-CESU

carol_daniels@nps.gov