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FY 2017 NOAA Preserve America Initiative Internal Funding Program - Funded Projects

The NOAA Preserve America Initiative Internal Funding Program (PAIIF) is pleased to announce the 2017 PAIIF recipients. Each project demonstrates the concept of using heritage to communicate NOAA’s messages and contemporary issues that are of relevance to the American public today. The projects represent current issues facing the nation and our agency: sustainable economies, community and cultural engagement, building strong partnerships, educating future generations through learning about the past, and engaging in diversity and inclusiveness for the future The projects selected this year represent great diversity in scope, geography, and preservation.


Honoring NOAA’s Natural Heritage Assets – Endangered and Threatened Species of the Northwest Pacific Coast
Project Lead: Mary Arkoosh, Newport, OR NOAA Fisheries


Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Shipwreck Trail Three-Dimensional Photogrammetric Documentation
Project Lead: Michael Buchman, Key West, FL NOAA National Ocean Service


Restoration of the Pathfinder: Jacobsen’s Painting of a Storied Coast and Geodetic Survey Early Ship
Project Lead: Deirdre Clarkin, Silver Spring, MD NOAA Researc


Historical Tornadoes across the Dakotas
Project Lead: Scott Doering, Aberdeen, SD NOAA National Weather Service


Diving the Dairyland: Protecting Wisconsin’s National Maritime Heritage by Fostering Public Awareness, Exploration and Access
Project Lead: Russ Green, Sheboygan, WI NOAA National Ocean Service
WWI Centennial Commemoration and Interpretative Water Trails at Mallows Bay
Project Lead: Sammy Orlando, Annapolis, MD NOAA National Ocean Service


Voices of Papahānaumokuākea: Hawaiian Oral Histories on Cultural Heritage in Large Scale Marine Protection
Project Lead: Kalani Quiocho, Honolulu, HI NOAA National Ocean Service.


Capturing History and Forging the Future: Alaskan Native Women in Fisheries
Project Lead: Anna Santos, Seattle, WA NOAA Fisheries


Southern California’s Forgotten Coastal Treasures: The Plight of Steelhead and White Abalone

Project Lead: Stacie Smith, Long Beach, CA NOAA Fisheries


Click here for more detailed information on the 2017 NOAA PAIIF funded projects.

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