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NFC: Grants avaliable
he Minnesota DNR's Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program is
soliciting proposals for research projects to be conducted during the
2000 and/or 2001 field season. Awards average $3,000 per year, but
requests up to $10,000 per year will be considered.
Funding comes from contributions to the Minnesota Nongame Wildlife Tax
Checkoff, Minnesota State Parks Nature Store Sales, the Minnesota
Environmental Trust Fund, the State of Minnesota General Fund, and the
Minnesota Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
Program guidelines, required proposal format, list of endangered,
threatened, and special concern species, and other information can be
or can be requested from:
Richard J. Baker
Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program
Section of Ecological Services
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Box 25, 500 Lafayette Rd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
E-mail: richard.baker at dnr_state.mn.us
APPROVAL OF A PRE-PROPOSAL MUST PRECEDE SUBMISSION OF FULL PROPOSAL.
PRE-PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN JANUARY 12, 2000.
FULL PROPOSALS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN JANUARY 21, 2000.
DECISIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED NO LATER THAN MARCH 3, 2000.
Proposals for work within Minnesota must fall within one of the following
priority topic areas:
* Surveys of under-surveyed plant and animal species, especially in
poorly studied habitats and rare natural communities
* Life histories of rare plant and animal species
* Effects of management activities on rare plant and animal species and
* Ecological processes and landscape dynamics in natural communities
* Effects of commercial harvest on harvested native plants and animals
* Effects of recreational activities on native plants and animals and
* Effects of timber harvest on native plants and animals and ecological
* Management of exotic species in natural communities
* Genetic structure of rare plant and animal populations
* Ecological processes and species diversity in native vs. restored
* Effectiveness of patches and corridors in maintaining native
* Influence of ecological processes on the vegetation of non-forested
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