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Funding Recommendations

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: Not Reviewed

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: This proposal was reviewed by the Chief Scientist and not by the STAC.


Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund

Chief Scientist Comments: This project promises to produce a case-study review of other similar programs, undertake a regional capacity assessment, identify issues and indicators from Chugach Regional Resource Commission's Tribal Natural Resource Plans, and identify new approaches to link Western science and local ecological knowledge. These deliverables will address a very important aspect of the GEM program. Despite some problems (lack of detail and clarity in portions of the proposal), this is a good proposal.


Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)

Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: (Not Available)


Executive Director Recommendation: Fund

Executive Director Comments: Fund, with authorization of funds for Phase II (development of framework document and development of possible pilot projects; $57,800) contingent on satisfactory completion of Phase I (community monitoring capacity assessment, literature review, and planning; $51,800). This project addresses the Trustee Council's interest in a strong and meaningful role for community involvement/community monitoring in GEM. It will build on some of the efforts funded in earlier years under Project /052 (Community Involvement/Traditional Knowledge/Tribal Stewardship) but with (a) a different emphasis--development of a regionwide community monitoring plan as opposed to development of specific tribes' stewardship capacity and (b) a broader focus --Project /052 has been limited to tribes only; this project will include non-tribal community groups and add Homer and Cordova to the list of participating communities.


Trustee Council Decision: Fund

Trustee Council Comments: Fund, with authorization of funds for Phase II (development of framework document and development of possible pilot projects; $57,800) contingent on satisfactory completion of Phase I (community monitoring capacity assessment, literature review, and planning; $51,800). This project addresses the Trustee Council's interest in a strong and meaningful role for community involvement/community monitoring in GEM. It will build on some of the efforts funded in earlier years under Project /052 (Community Involvement/Traditional Knowledge/Tribal Stewardship) but with (a) a different emphasis--development of a regionwide community monitoring plan as opposed to development of specific tribes' stewardship capacity and (b) a broader focus --Project /052 has been limited to tribes only; this project will include non-tribal community groups and add Homer and Cordova to the list of participating communities. [NOTE: Funds were approved in August 2002.]