BLM (Arizona), Desert Southwest CESU (DS CESU) BLM (YFO) WYDEN AMENDMENT WILDLIFE HABITAT MANAGMENT

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BLM (Arizona), Desert Southwest CESU (DS CESU) BLM (YFO) WYDEN AMENDMENT WILDLIFE HABITAT MANAGMENT: Description of Program and/or Project

a. Background:

The Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) Network is a national consortium of federal agencies, academic institutions, tribal, state, and local governments, nongovernmental conservation organizations (300 partners).

The Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (DSCESU) is a cooperative network, transcending political and institutional boundaries, which creates innovative opportunities for research, education, and technical assistance in support of the management and stewardship by partner agencies of the Desert Southwestâ¿¿s natural, cultural, and social resources.

The DSCESU has a unique collaborative relationship with research scientists, end users of research products, the public, and educators who are trained to bridge the gap between researchers, science users and educators.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) consists of two awards, described below as projects 1 and 2.

Project 1: The Yuma Field Office includes many acres along the lower Colorado and Gila Rivers. Extensive damming and conversion to upland has re-characterized the lands along the river that once were natural system, but are now dominated by invasive species. An increase in wildland fires in these areas also greatly affect the reduction in native vegetation and increase in invasive species. Rehabilitation efforts to improve sites offer migratory birds and other wildlife species native habitat for foraging and potential nesting.

The Mittry Lake Fire in 2015 burned acres of native marsh and riparian habitat. This area is home to the largest population of the Federally endangered Yuma clapper rail. The native riparian habitat also provides migratory habitat for the southwestern willow flycatcher. The Mittry Lake ESR Plan outlines replacing what was lost in the fire in order to provide the much needed habitat to these and other wildlife species.

Project 2: The Yuma Field Office manages many acres within the Sonoran and Mohave Deserts. Recreation, renewable energy and development have led to the decrease in desert habitats. Within these deserts live the Flat-tailed Horned Lizard (FTHL), currently a California proposed listed species, and many other upland species. Monitoring, collecting, and analyzing data, are key to creating recommendations for future management strategies to state and Federal agencies within Arizona and California.

b. Objectives:

Project 1: The principle purpose of this agreement is to improve wildlife habitat by offering properly functioning native riparian habitats along the lower Colorado and Gila Rivers. Wildlife habitat improvement projects increases partnerships, public involvement, and prime native riparian habitat within degraded and minimally functioning systems.

The objective of this agreement is for the public to gain an appreciation for wildlife and their habitats within Arizona so that wildlife are available for future generations to enjoy. The Mittry Lake Fire Emergency Stabilization Plan directly relates to the Yuma Resource Management Plan and associated Biological Opinion for improving degraded habitats, replacing what was lost by wildland fires and extending habitat resources so that the public can enjoy those species in which it utilizes.

Project 2: The principle purpose of this agreement is to improve wildlife habitat by offering properly functioning wildlife habitat within the Sonoran and Mohave Deserts. Wildlife habitat improvement projects increases partnerships, public involvement, and prime native riparian habitat within degraded and minimally functioning systems.

The objective of this agreement is for the public to gain an appreciation for wildlife and their habitats within Arizona and California so that wildlife are available for future generations to enjoy. The FTHL Interagency Committeeâ¿¿s Resource Management Strategy directly relates to the Yuma Resource Management Plan and associated Biological Opinion for improving degraded habitats, replacing what was lost by development and extending habitat resources so that the public can enjoy those species in which it utilizes.
Federal Grant Title: BLM (Arizona), Desert Southwest CESU (DS CESU) BLM (YFO) WYDEN AMENDMENT WILDLIFE HABITAT MANAGMENT
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L16AS00018
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.231
CFDA Descriptions: Fish, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Resource Management
Current Application Deadline: Mar 11, 2016 See announcement cover sheet for the
Original Application Deadline: Mar 11, 2016 See announcement cover sheet for the
Posted Date: Jan 11, 2016
Creation Date: Jan 11, 2016
Archive Date: Mar 16, 2016
Total Program Funding: $250,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $20,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible Applicants

The following types of entities are eligible to apply for award under this announcement. Failure to meet eligibility requirements will result in precluding the BLM from making an award. Eligible applicant types are:

â¿¢ DS CESU Members may apply

Other Eligibility Restrictions

This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) program. CESUs are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Under a CESU agreement recipient indirect costs are limited to a rate of no more than 17.5% of direct costs under the terms and conditions of the Desert Southwest CESU Region Master CESU agreement
Grant Announcement Contact
Grants Management Officer Eddie W Bell Jr (602) 417-9268 ebell@blm.gov
ebell@blm.gov

Bureau of Land Management 801-539-4178
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