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Project Work Plan

U.S. Geological Survey, Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystems Science (GE PES)

Fiscal Year 2006 Study Work Plan

Study Title: CERP/RECOVER Restoration Technology Transfer: USGS-CERP Liaison with USACE (Telis, Best)
Study Start Date: October 1, 2006 Study End Date: Continuing
Web Sites: data available at SOFIA
Location (Subregions, Counties, Park or Refuge): Greater Everglades
Funding Source: USGS Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystems Science (GE PES)
Other Complementary Funding Source(s): USGS Florida Integrated Science Center (FISC)
Funding History: FY06, FY07, FY08, FY09, FY10
Principal Investigator(s): Pamela Telis and G. Ronnie Best
Study Personnel: na
Supporting Organizations: USGS
Associated / Linked Studies: CERP/RECOVER Restoration Technology Transfer: USGS-CERP Liaison with SFWMD (Torres, Best)

Overview & Objective(s): CERP/RECOVER Restoration Technology Transfer and USGS-CERP Liaison with USACE includes the following activities:

  • Task 1 - Support of CERP/RECOVER; A. USGS participation in CERP PDT and RECOVER meetings; and B. Work with federal, state, and other restoration partners to ensure technology transfer and science synthesis.
  • Task 2 - Assist with GE PES coordination.
  • Task 3 - USGS Liaison with USACE

Specific Relevance to Major Unanswered Questions and Information Needs Identified: This management and coordination effort supports several of the initiatives listed in the DOI science plan.
Status: Ongoing
Planned Products: See planned products under each task.

Work Plan:
Title of Task 1: Support of CERP/RECOVER; A. USGS participation in CERP PDT and RECOVER meetings; and B. Work with federal, state, and other restoration partners to ensure technology transfer and science synthesis.
Task Funding: USGS Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystems Science (GE PES)
Task Leaders: Pamela Telis
Phone: 904-232-2602
FAX: 904-899-5097
Task Status: (proposed or active): active
Task priority: High
Time Frame for Task: FY06

Work to be undertaken during the proposal year and a description of the methods and procedures:

  1. Participates in multiple Everglades restoration work groups and committees in support of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP):
    1. CERP Regional Central and Southern project delivery teams (RPDTs)
    2. CERP Project Delivery Teams
      • Aquifer Storage and Recovery
      • Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project
      • Florida Bay/Florida Keys Feasibility Study
      • Others as requested
    3. CERP RECOVER Teams and sub teams including
      • Assessment Team
        • Monitoring and Assessment Plan (MAP) Implementation sub team
        • MAP Greater Everglades water quality/hydrology group
      • Planning Team
    4. Participates in workshops/meetings/conferences to integrate science towards specific DOI, CERP &/or RECOVER science needs.
    5. Represents USGS at interagency CERP meetings.
  2. Assists DOI partners in facilitating USGS technical data and information gathered on the Greater Everglades area. Ensures technology transfer and science synthesis of USGS studies/products within the Greater Everglades area.
  3. Serves as USGS POC for USGS modeling effort for Florida Bay/Florida Keys Feasibility Study (FBFKFS); works with USGS modeling staff to ensure that timelines are met within budget; provides project management support and liaison with the SFWMD for project.

Specific Task Product(s): [List and include expected delivery date(s).]

  1. Provides information/meetings notes on all CERP meetings attended with GE PES and other USGS staff as appropriate.
  2. Coordinates all USGS RECOVER MAP-funded projects with USGS and ensures prompt funding and handles scope of work issues.
  3. Provides program development support to USGS at interagency meetings when USGS expertise is requested or appropriate.
  4. Provides project management support to USGS modeling effort for FBFKFS.

Title of Task 2: Assist with GE PES coordination.
Task Funding: USGS Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystems Science (GE PES)
Task Leaders: Pamela Telis
Phone: 904-232-2602
FAX: 904-899-5097
Task Status (proposed or active): active
Task priority: High
Time Frame for Task 2: FY06
Work to be undertaken during the proposal year and a description of the methods and procedures:

  1. Coordinates or supports workshops/conferences, provides administrative support for workshop/conference contracts, and facilitates workshop follow up and synthesis.
  2. Coordinates GE PES project progress reviews as requested by the GE PES Coordinator; provides follow up to decisions and actions from reviews.
  3. Reviews reports and other document from DOI agencies and CERP -related activities; coordinates reviews by GE PES PIs as requested.
  4. Tracks selected GE PES projects for status and budget
    1. SOFIA
      1. Assist SOFIA project staff with timelines, workplans, priorities, and report planning.
    2. TIME/SICS
      1. Assists with prioritizing tasks relevant to customer agency's needs.
      2. Facilitate and support partner agency use of the models.
  5. Conducts special assignments from the GE PES Coordinator as requested
    1. Example - Conceived and implemented USGS GE PES Publications Exhibit Booth at NCER in 2004.

Specific Task Product(s): [List and include expected delivery date(s).]

  1. Meeting notes, action items, and follow up emails for project progress reviews.
  2. Workshop and conference contracts and syntheses.
  3. Status reports for tracked GE PES projects.

Title of Task 3: USGS Liaison with USACE
Task Funding: USGS Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystems Science (GE PES)
Task Leaders: Pamela Telis
Phone: 904-232-2602
FAX: 904-899-5097
Task Status (proposed or active): active
Task priority: High
Time Frame for Task 2: FY06
Work to be undertaken during the proposal year and a description of the methods and procedures:

  1. Participates in program development meetings. Develops USGS proposals and statements of work.
  2. Represents all USGS and USGS FISC offices at USACE, Jacksonville District
  3. Provides follow ups to requests made by USACE staff and USGS staff, including follow up to invoices and billings, status of USGS reports, data requests.
  4. Coordinates Work Orders and Interagency Agreements under the USGS/USACE MOA including assistance in scope of work development, D&F packages for Economy Act approval, and cost estimate development.
  5. Tracks progress of Work Orders (WO) and Interagency Agreements (IA) for technical issues, deliverable schedules, funding and invoicing:
    1. 29 WO/IAs completed or ongoing
    2. Total funding nearly $30M since 2002
    3. Project funding amounts range from $8000 to over $16M
    4. Project timelines range from several months to 9 years
    5. Total funding in FY05 is approximately $4.5M to 6 different USGS offices nationwide
  6. Distributes USGS publications (hard copies and electronic links) among USACE staff and CERP staff housed in the USACE.
  7. Addresses and responds to technical and “political” issues between USACE and USGS.
  8. Educates the USACE on USGS science mission and seeks opportunities to promote USGS science in USACE decision-making and project planning.
  9. Reviews draft reports (Fact Sheets, Open-File reports, and Scientific Investigation reports) submitted to USACE by USGS.
  10. Gains understanding of USACE, Jacksonville District science and data needs to develop a more relevant USGS program, both FISC and GE PES activities.

Specific Task Product(s): [List and include expected delivery date(s).]

  1. In FY06, seeks to improve funding, invoicing and product delivery issues for USGS WO/IAs with USACE by implementing new protocols drafted last FY.
  2. Find new ways and opportunities to expand program development options for USACE funding to USGS scientists.



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