CW CESU Renewal Information

CW CESU Renewal Information

Background

Agreements for Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) are executed for five-year terms.  The CW CESU’s agreement was most recently renewed in August 2021. The CESU renewal requires a three-part application:

  1. The host institution submits an internal review that includes project data, details of partnership-building activities, and other data related to the unit’s performance, growth, and sustainability over the past five years, as well as its plans for the future. As part of the process, the CW conducted a survey of partners in late 2020 to verify our existing project and partner data and to collect new data.
  2.  Federal partners in the CW CESU  draft an assessment report related to the performance of the CESU over the previous five-year term.
  3. A team of external reviewers also submits a similar assessment.

Please see below for the application, reviewers’ comments and other materials from our most recent renewal. Contact Dan Filer at danny_filer@nps.gov or Rhonda Schwinabart at rschwinabart@umces.edu with any questions related to this renewal.

Full CW CESU Renewal Application

The full application, including the CW CESU Host Self-Assessment, Federal Managers Report, and external reviews, is available in PDF format by clicking the following link:

CW CESU 5-Year Project Report

Rolling 5-Year Project Summary

Following is a rolling summary report from our projects database for the past five years from the CW CESU.   You can open a full screen version in a separate browser window of the database by clicking the view larger version of any of the embedded views:

CESU Partner Contact Roles

Up-to-date technical and administrative contacts are provided for each partner.  Summaries of those roles are provided below:

Technical Representative Responsibilities

  • Serves as the representative of the network among Faculty and researchers with your organization.
  • Responsible for disseminating opportunities and information (such as RSOI emails) among your colleagues.
  • Serves as the resident expert on the CESU Network and communicate with the CW CESU Coordinator.

Administrative Representative Responsibilities

  • Serves as the representative of the network within the Office of Sponsored Programs/Grants Office of the institution.
  • Be familiar with the CESU overhead and rate and the necessary forms (SF-424s for example) to complete a budget for a CESU award.
  • Serves as the point-of-contact for the CW CESU Coordinator for any agreement requests or award issues.

Partner Contacts

Partner Contacts

Melissa Ludwig
Grants Officer
Cell Phone: (202) 888-7487
David A. Wiedenfeld, Ph.D.
Sr. Conservation Scientist
P.O. Box 249
The Plains, VA 20198
Office Phone: 540-260-5596
Dana Matthews
Chief Financial and Operations Officer
P.O. Box 249
The Plains, VA 20198
Kimberly Shriner
Grants Officer
Cell Phone: (571) 351-2276

Partner Contacts

John Phillips
Land Grant Programs Director
121 Oronoco Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Office Phone: 703-838-0400

Partner Contacts

Dr. Kim Blankenship
Professor, Department of Sociology
Associate Dean of Research, College of Arts and Sciences
G-15 Watkins Building
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Office Phone: 202-885-6211
Dr. Diana Burley
Susana Birdsong

Partner Contacts

Dr. Tammy Domanski
Director, Environmental Center
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012
Office Phone: 410-777-2274
Susan Gallagher
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012
Office Phone: 410-777-2124

Partner Contacts

Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney
ASALH National President
301 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Suite 2204
Washington, DC 20001
Office Phone: 202-238-5910
Sylvia Cyrus
Executive Director
301 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Suite 2204
Washington, DC 20001
Office Phone: 202-238-5918

Partner Contacts

LaNesha DeBardelaben
Executive Director
Northwest African American Museum
2300 South Massachusetts Street
Seattle, WA 98144
Office Phone: 206-518-6000
Vedet Coleman-Robinson
Executive Director
PO Box 23698
Washington, DC 20026
Office Phone: 202-633-2869

Partner Contacts

Stefan Woltmann, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator: Center of Excellence for Field Biology
Assistant Professor: Department of Biology
601 College Street
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN 37040
Office Phone: 931-221-7772
Dwayne Estes, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Southeastern Grasslands Institute
P.O. Box 4718
Clarksville, TN 37044
Office Phone: 931-221-6372
Dr. Chad Brooks
Associate Provost for Research
P.O. Box 4517
Clarksville, TN 37044
Office Phone: 931-221-7415

Partner Contacts

Carl Lipo, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Programs, Harpur College
Director, Environmental Studies Program
Professor, Department of Anthropology
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
Office Phone: 562-225-3684
Office of Sponsored Programs

Partner Contacts

Dustin Meattey
Waterfowl Program Director, CESU Project Manager
Biodiversity Research Institute 276 Canco Road Portland, ME 04103
Office Phone: (207) 839-7600 ext. 207
Sharon Oehmig
Billing & Budget Manager
Biodiversity Research Institute 276 Canco Road Portland, ME 04103
Office Phone: (207) 839-7600 ext. 237

Partner Contacts

Gina M. Lewis
Associate Professor, Art
Program Coordinator, Studio Art
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
14000 Jericho Park Rd
Bowie, MD 20715
Office Phone: 301-860-3715
Dr. Artelia M. Covington
Sponsored Programs Specialist (SPS)
14000 Jericho Park Rd
Bowie, MD 20715
Office Phone: 404-444-3761