Request for Letters of Research Interest
The deadline for responding to this request for LOI is January 24, 2024.
Title: Inventory of Bats at Minute Man National Historical Park to Inform Building Management, Visitor Use Planning and Potential Consultation
Minute Man National Historical Park (MIMA) needs an inventory of bats to determine presence in areas of proposed building demolition and hazard tree management along trail corridors. An understanding of bat occupancy in these areas will allow proactive planning and appropriate timing of management actions.
This project will assess bat presence and species occurrence at up to 17 building locations and along approximately 5 linear miles of park trails. Ideally, the sampling effort will occur in 2024 to allow sufficient lead time for park planning workflows. Bats are expected to be present between spring and fall. NPS can provide supporting information to assist sampling design.
Specific Project Objectives:
Deadline for responding to this request for LOI is January 24, 2024. Funds will be obligated in winter 2024, with work starting by April 2024. The anticipated completion date for the project is September 30, 2025.
Project funds available are approximately $50,000; this includes the CESU overhead rate of 17.5%. The project will be funded by the National Park Service Inventory Program within the NPS Inventory and Monitoring Division.
Letters of interest must include:
Note: A proposed budget can be submitted (note CESU overhead rate above).
Based on a review of the Letters of Interest received, an investigator will be invited to prepare a full study proposal, schedule, and detailed budget. Letters will be evaluated based on the following criteria and scoring:
Direct questions and responses to Lisa Nelson, Inventory Project Manager (email@example.com). The deadline for responding to this request for LOI is January 24, 2024.