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ABSTRACT Funding Announcement P16AS00520 Project Title Glacier Bay
NP Backcountry/Wilderness Visitor Use Study Recipient Utah State University â¿¿ Dr. Chris Monz Total Anticipated Award Amount $56,261 Cost Share No Anticipated Length of Agreement 17 months Anticipated Period of Performance August 1, 2016 â¿¿ December 31,2017 Award Instrument CESU Agreement Statutory Authority 54USC Sec.100703 Cooperative Study Units CFDA # and Title 1 5. 945 Cooperative Research and Training Programs â¿¿ Resources of the National Park System Single Source Justification Criteria Cited Not required - CESU Point of Contact Lewis Sharman OVERVIEW STATEMENT OF JOINT OBJECTIVES/PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN Develop and administer a visitor study at Glacier Bay National Park with the objective to understand visitor demographics, characteristics, and trip tendencies.
The purpose of this research opportunity is to better understand users in GLBAâ¿¿s backcountry/wilderness in order to inform the parkâ¿¿s upcoming backcountry management plan.
RECIPIENT INVOLVEMENT Develop and administer a social survey to park visitors using quantitative social normative tools and analysis objectives.
Share results with NPS to help enhance backcountry park visitor experiences and management.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE INVOLVEMENT Provide visitor use statistics and pertinent information, guidance on study schedule and deliverables, assist in the cooperative work phase and assist with the design of the digitized survey instrument and sampling plan, assist with training for USU students, provide oversight and assistance for USU students on-site, participate in the cooperative work phase and describe NPS management needs during the substantive discussion of quantitative social normative tools and analysis objectives, and provide researcher lodging and field work support.