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March 12, 2007
In Reply Refer To:
8300 (250) P
Information Bulletin No. 2007-058
To:                   All Field Office Officials, D-NLCS
                        Attn: Recreation and Engineering Advisors
From:               Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning
Subject:            Request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Project Proposals - US Forest Service San Dimas and Missoula Technology & Development (T&D) Centers Program                                                                                                                                                   DD: 03/30/2007                                              
Program Area: Recreation
Purpose: The purpose of this Information Bulletin (IB) is to solicit recreation related technology project proposals from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) staff for consideration by the US Forest Service San Dimas and Missoula T&D Centers Program for FY 2008.
Policy/Action: BLM staff faced with recreation-related problems that may be resolved by utilizing technology are asked to complete and submit the attached form to be considered for financial and technical support by the San Dimas T&D Program.
Timeframe: Proposals must be submitted by close of business March 30, 2007. Please review this information and distribute as quickly as possible to a wide audience. Thank you for your quick attention in this matter, and for your understanding that there is a firm deadline. 
Budget Impact: Costs for the projects are covered by the San Dimas and Missoula T&D Centers and through national partnership and cost-sharing agreements between the T&D Centers Program and other Federal agencies.
Background: The US Forest Service San Dimas and Missoula T&D Centers program works to support the resolution of recreation related problems through the use of technological applications. The US Forest Service T&D Program annually offers agencies the opportunity to submit proposals for recreation related technology and development projects.
Several BLM project proposals have been selected for the work program in previous years. Once again, the BLM has the opportunity to submit recreation related project proposals with a technological aspect that focus on resolution of problems specific to the submitting office. Proposals should describe how the work is currently being done, a proposed technology solution for the problem, and the expected benefits of solving the problem with technology. Attached to this document is the Project Proposal form with proposal criteria (Attachment 1) that must be used to structure the proposal documents. The form is required to provide consistency of information and to expedite the review process. All proposals are considered and approved on their individual merit, without regard to agency of origin.
Manual/Handbook Sections Affected: There are no manuals or handbooks affected by this IB.
Coordination: Coordination has included the BLM Division of Recreation and Visitor Services (WO-250), the Office of the National Landscape Conservation System (WO-170), and the National Science and Technology Center (NSTC). 
Project proposals should be submitted electronically or via fax directly to Victoria “Vicki” Josupait, Recreation Planner, National Science & Technology Center, Denver, Colorado. Vicki is acting for the Division of Recreation and Visitor Services in taking on this task. Proposals are due by close of business on March 30, 2007. Vicki will coordinate the internal review and prioritization of the proposals in consultation with the Washington Office, and will ensure the proposals are sent to the US Forest Service T&D Program staff to meet their deadline.
Contact: Please direct any questions regarding this IB directly to Andy Tenney, Division of Recreation and Visitor Services (WO-250) at (202) 452-7735 or via email andy_tenney@blm.gov.
Signed by:                                                                   
Authenticated by:
Bud Cribley                                                                 
Robert M. Williams
Acting, Deputy Assistant Director                                
Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Renewable Resources and Planning
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