Department of the Interior - Bureau of Land Management ORWA Oregon-Washington Cultural and Paleontological Resource Management
Round One – Applications Due: March 26, 2021
Round Two – Applications Due: April 26, 2021
Final Round – Applications Due: May 26, 2021
The BLM ORWA Cultural Heritage and Paleontology Resource Management Programs seek to establish partnerships that collaboratively encourage the public to learn about and engage with heritage resources in ORWA, with the goals of building a meaningful conservation stewardship legacy through expanding public access for recreation opportunities on public lands, working to ensure meaningful consultation and self-determination for Tribes, enhancing visitor experience on public lands by better meeting our infrastructure and maintenance needs, and eliminating unnecessary steps and duplicative reviews while maintaining rigorous environmental standards
Broadly, the objective is to develop partnerships to improve access to, and use, of heritage resources, and promote their educational, scientific, cultural, and recreational values in a manner that meets U.S. Department of the Interior priorities and Cultural Heritage and Paleontology Program goals. Individual projects shall meet one or more objectives.
Conduct studies, including inventory, excavation, records research, and collections-based research to improve the understanding of America’s natural and cultural history;
Monitor at-risk heritage resources to track trends in condition and project effectiveness;
Stabilize at-risk heritage resources;
Train future cultural resource management practitioners and paleontologists through research projects, field schools and internships that capitalize on BLM heritage resources;
Assist with cultural heritage data and records management activities such as organizing, maintaining, and scanning site and survey records; creating, digitizing and maintaining geospatial data; and performing data entry; and
Preserve existing collections at recognized curation facilities through such activities as archival housing, stabilization or conservation.
Promote engagement with Native American communities and foster partnerships with tribal governments and programs; and
Promote public engagement, learning opportunities, and archaeological and/or paleontological ethics through heritage resources education and outreach programs, events, and products.
Conduct studies directed at determining impacts to heritage resources caused by activities such as prescribed fire, juniper control projects, vegetation removal by chaining or any land disturbing activity.
Stabilize at-risk historic structures
Develop and maintain historic sites with interpretive and educational potential.
Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington Threatened and Endangered Species
Round One- Applications Due: March 28, 2021
Round Two- Applications Due: April 28, 2021
Final Round- Applications Due: May 28, 2021