This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, CESU program.
CESUs are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and Education.
Funds under this cooperative agreement award are to be used to review the current Alaska migratory
bird subsistence harvest survey design and survey methods, if necessary, develop and test alternate methods and recommend a preferred strategy which is scientifically defensible, practicable, and culturally acceptable survey instrument, process, methods, analyses, and reporting format.
This would involve, 1. Identifying and describing important factors regarding cost, bias, accuracy, precision, implementation and use of the current migratory bird subsistence harvest survey.
2. Developing and evaluating of alternative approaches and designs for a migratory bird subsistence harvest surveys, and 3. Recommending a preferred alternative that best meets survey objectives.