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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov
 
June 3, 2010
                       
In Reply Refer To:
8100 (240) P         
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 06/11/2010
Information Bulletin No. 2010-082
 
To:                  All WO and FO
 
From:              Division Chief of Cultural, Paleontological Resources and Tribal Consultation
 
Subject:          Passport in Time Public Outreach Program 
                                                                 
This Information Bulletin (IB) provides information on the Passport in Time (PIT) volunteer clearinghouse sponsored by the Forest Service (FS) Heritage Program. The PIT engages volunteers to accomplish heritage projects proposed and supervised by professionals in the Federal Government. Through the years, PIT has helped accomplish a wide variety of projects, including archival research, survey, resource evaluation, monitoring, restoration, documentation, curation, interpretation, and oral history. 
 
The FS currently administers PIT through a partnership agreement with the SRI Foundation, a non-profit organization that serves as the PIT clearinghouse. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) pays a reduced administration overhead fee of $1,250 for each project. Fee payment must allow approximately 2 months from the time you submit a proposal to the time that the PIT clearinghouse completes recruitment and you select your volunteers.
 
To assist in determining if PIT would be helpful to your office and to help plan future PIT projects, this IB forwards a PIT project manager’s guidebook, a copy of the web-based project proposal form, and two recent BLM proposals from the Buffalo Field Office, in Wyoming, and the Redding Field Office, in California. Please note that the online project proposal options do not include a BLM field unit identification data element.   You must communicate this information separately to the PIT clearinghouse until the online form is updated. You can find additional information about PIT on their public website: www.passportintime.com.

 

 
If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact BLM Preservation Officer Robin Burgess, Ph.D., at 202-912-7241 or robin_burgess@blm.gov.
 
 
Signed by:                                                                    Authenticated by:
Richard C. Hanes                                                          Robert M. Williams
Division Chief                                                                Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Cultural, Paleontological Resources and Tribal
   Consultation
 
 
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