Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
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With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
The 2018 Notice of Funding Opportunity (#F17AS00028) has been announced on Grants.gov The Notice and additional information about submitting proposals are also available in the links below.
The opportunity for 2018 Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program was announced in November 2016. Completed Investigation Plans must be submitted by February 20, 2017. All of the materials needed to complete Investigation Plan packages are provided in the links contained on this webpage.
Investigation plans are evaluated by the FRMP Technical Review Committee. Five criteria are used to evaluate proposals: strategic priorities, technical-scientific merit, investigator ability and resources, partnership-capacity building and cost-benefit. Project abstracts are assembled into a Draft Fisheries Resource Monitoring Plan. The draft plan is distributed to Regional Advisory Councils for public review and comment. The Federal Subsistence Board reviews the draft plan, Technical Review Committee recommendations and Regional Advisory Council comments and makes final funding recommendations. The Assistant Regional Director, Office of Subsistence Management makes final funding decisions after reviewing the recommendations and comments from the Federal Subsistence Board, Technical Review Committee and Regional Advisory Councils. The Assistant Regional Director, Office of Subsistence Management is responsible for implementing the Final Fisheries Resource Monitoring Plan. Applicants whose projects have been selected for funding will be notified in writing.