Requests for Statements of Interest

Natural Resource Support at Fort Carson

Project Title: Natural Resource Support at Fort Carson

Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential
investigators for a project to be funded by Fort Carson, which provides professional and
technical support for its Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) in order to
facilitate successful implementation of the 16 USC 670c-1 Sikes Act. Approximately
$180,563.00 is available to support the base tasks associated with this project for the base period.
Additional funding may be available for the two optional tasks.

A03_RSOI SOO draft FT Carson 11MAR.pdf

A03_RSOI SOO draft FT Carson 11MAR.pdf

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Remote sensing of sources of sky glow using airborne multispectral imaging

Response requested on or before: 0900 MST March 2, 2020

The overall project seeks to evaluate potential improvements in coastal and beach habitats through upgrades to outdoor lighting in adjacent communities. Inefficient lighting casts light directly into areas adjacent to the intentionally lit space and creates light domes – “sky glow” – over cities. Sky glow affects environments tens of miles from city centers. Outdoor lighting has been shown to significantly harm nesting sea turtles (Witherington and Martin 2000), beach mice (Bird et al. 2004), sea birds (Montevecchi 2006) and a diverse range of other marine and terrestrial species (Longcore and Rich 2004, Gaston et al. 2013).  Past lighting assessments and documented sea turtle disorientations along the GUIS coast demonstrate that anthropogenic light pollution negatively affects Florida’s and Alabama’s natural resources. The CESU partner will produce geospatial documentation of both sources and spectral characteristics of lighting that contributes to sky glow and glare affecting Gulf Islands National Seashore and Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

A proposed budget is not requested with the summary, but an approximate total cost, or a menu of options and associated costs is.

Please direct all questions and submit Statements of Interest to:

Mark VanMouwerik

Restoration Project Manager

1201 Oakridge Drive 

Fort Collins, CO 80525

Email: mark_vanmouwerik@nps.gov

National Park Service

(970) 225-3507 – office

(970) 420-4734 - cell

GulfCoastCesuGUISRemoteSensingLightingv4.docx

GulfCoastCesuGUISRemoteSensingLightingv4.docx

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Evaluating public and wildlife responses to alternative outdoor lighting options in Gulf Coast communities in Florida and Alabama

Rapid Response Requested on or before: 0900 MST March 2, 2020

Please prepare a 2-page summary of how you would envision conducting this collaborative project. Include your name, department, university or organization, and contact information, as well as your qualifications- i.e., information about any relevant experience, past projects, and staff, faculty, or students who would be available to work on the project. Also list the task-related equipment you would use. Please submit electronic Statements of Interest to Mark VanMouwerik by 0900 MST on March 2, 2020 (see Mark VanMouwerik's contact information below). Note: A proposed budget is not requested with the summary, but an approximate total cost, or menu of cost alternatives, is.

Please direct all questions and submit Statements of Interest to:

Mark VanMouwerik

Restoration Project Manager

1201 Oakridge Drive 

Fort Collins, CO 80525

Email: mark_vanmouwerik@nps.gov

National Park Service

(970) 225-3507 – office

(970) 420-4734 - cell

GulfCoastCesuGUISLightingTestsV3.docx

GulfCoastCesuGUISLightingTestsV3.docx

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