BLM (Arizona), CESU Lower Sonoran F.O. Remote Sensing Project

The summary for the BLM (Arizona), CESU Lower Sonoran F.O. Remote Sensing Project grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Bureau of Land Management, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
BLM (Arizona), CESU Lower Sonoran F.O. Remote Sensing Project: Description of Program and/or Project

a. Background:

The CESU Lower Sonoran F.O. Remote Sensing Project will develop multi-spectral satellite image analysis and other remote sensing techniques for a variety of public land management issues in the Sonoran Desert, including the identification, measurement, and inventory of human impacts resulting from illegal immigration, drug smuggling, and recreation uses; spatial and temporal change in vegetation cover and composition; fuels analysis; atmospheric dust and pollution study; range monitoring; traffic ability; and other studies as identified. A primary task will be to assess the characteristics of commercially available satellite imagery and other remote sensing products and technology for usefulness in operational monitoring, including describing technical advantages and disadvantages, cost effectiveness, and suitability for various applications.

The project will also provide opportunities for students and / or entry-level professionals to work with experienced professional land managers and scientists to obtain experience in complex public land management issues and the use of remote sensing for issues that are important to the BLM. The project will provide background experience by which students may make long-term career goals and decisions, and will enable continuing development between the recipient and the BLM in terms of student development, recruitment, and service opportunities between the two entities.

The project will complement, and build upon, a similar project conducted by cooperative agreement with Northern Arizona University during 2010-2015 (FA # L10AC20359).




b. Objectives:

The project will develop research techniques that advance knowledge of impacts to the Sonoran Desert; provide inventory and monitoring data which can be analyzed to aid BLM management in identifying human impact use patterns and trends; and assist with resource management and planning.
Federal Grant Title: BLM (Arizona), CESU Lower Sonoran F.O. Remote Sensing Project
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L16AS00012
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.225
CFDA Descriptions: Recreation Resource Management
Current Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2016 See announcement cover sheet for the
Original Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2016 See announcement cover sheet for the
Posted Date: Dec 17, 2015
Creation Date: Dec 17, 2015
Archive Date: Feb 22, 2016
Total Program Funding: $500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Grant Announcement Contact
Eddie W Bell Jr, Grants Management Officer, (602) 417-9268 ebell@blm.gov
ebell@blm.gov

Bureau of Land Management 801-539-4178
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