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Open Space and Mountain Parks Department (OSMP) of the City of Boulder has funding available

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The Open Space and Mountain Parks Department (OSMP) of the City of Boulder has funding available through its funded research program for scientific inquiry on OSMP lands. Preference is given to original proposals that address priority research topics identified by the department. However, all proposals will be considered based on their merits. For research that crosses the boundaries of OSMP and our neighbors (Boulder County Parks and Open Space and Jefferson County Open Space), we will also consider interagency grant proposals for joint funding. 

The maximum award amount for OSMP proposals is $10,000. Proposal deadline is Jan 11, 2019. 

Full details are available here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbouldercolorado.gov%2Fosmp%2Ffunded-research-program&data=02%7C01%7Cmcolon%40AGCENTER.LSU.EDU%7Cbd352ef157b64edfc7eb08d643798403%7C804b509899084bdf9c06b3df777563aa%7C0%7C0%7C636770586529648262&sdata=TwmRyvTbAElKy5sqGf0bDBJoNca%2FerHrjGymlgIujao%3D&reserved=0

PRIORITY RESEARCH PROJECT TOPICS

Preference will be given to original proposals that address topics identified below. However, all proposals will be considered based on their merits. In addition, a topic of interest that applies across all areas listed below is comparing OSMP with Colorado and/or the US, helping us place our lands in a broader geographic context.

Examples of Top Topics for 2019 (in no particular order) (see https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/research-topics for more)

* Soundscape research and management: How can we understand, protect, and enjoy acoustic environments? Subtopics of interest include overflights management, consequences of noise to wildlife, and planning for soundscapes protection.

*What are the impacts of commercial mosquito management methods on non-target species in Boulder?

*Investigate nesting success, productivity, and breeding chronology of grassland birds nesting in irrigated hayfields, including impacts of agricultural management on nesting success.

*Examine impact of grassland bird closures on reproductive success of grassland birds and/or relationships between grazing and nesting success.

*Investigate relationships between wildlife and recreation. This could include potential impacts on spatial or temporal habitat use by native wildlife, impacts of night-time human use on wildlife, impacts of dogs, or changes in wildlife community composition.

*Do fenced vs. unfenced trail corridors influence grassland bird abundance and / or diversity differently?

 

 

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