BLM-CO: Interpretation, Education, and Protection of Resources on Public Lands in Western Colorado

The summary for the BLM-CO: Interpretation, Education, and Protection of Resources on Public Lands in Western Colorado 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 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-CO: Interpretation, Education, and Protection of Resources on Public Lands in Western Colorado: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado's 8.3 million acres of public lands, along with 27 million acres of mineral estate, are concentrated primarily in the western portion of the State. The lands range from alpine tundra, colorful canyons, and mesas in the southwest, to rolling sage-covered hills in the northwest. These public lands play a vital role in providing open space and contribute to Colorado's quality of life. The public lands and resources administered by the BLM are among Colorado's greatest assets, benefitting local communities and our nation. Every year, BLM-managed public lands support thousands of jobs in Colorado and draw millions of visitors. Colorado's public lands support diverse lifestyles and livelihoods on healthy and working landscapes in Colorado's backyard. BLM Colorado's National Conservation Lands encompass approximately one million acres, or one-eighth of all BLM land in the state. In addition, BLM Colorado manages the following: ⿢ 3 national conservation areas ⿢ 53 wilderness study areas ⿢ 5 wilderness areas ⿢ 1 national historic trail ⿢ 1 national scenic trail ⿢ 2 national monuments Unlike many other recreation destinations, BLM Colorado's public lands are still quite rustic. There are no entrance stations and comparatively few developed recreation areas. BLM Colorado focuses recreation on the visitors' freedom to choose where to go and what to do. More than one-quarter of BLM lands in Colorado are managed specifically for recreation and tourism. About six million visitors per year come to BLM Colorado lands to hike, mountain bike, whitewater raft, camp, and fish. The Uncompahgre Field Office (UFO), part of BLM Colorado, manages over 883,000 acres of public lands and 2,344,844 acres of subsurface mineral estate in six southwestern Colorado counties--Delta, Gunnison, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel--located in southwestern Colorado. The field office includes the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area (NCA) and Wilderness and portions of the Dominguez Escalante NCA, Dominguez Canyon Wilderness, as well as four river systems (the Gunnison, San Miguel, Dolores and Uncompahgre). The varied topography within the UFO ranges from salt desert shrub and lowland riparian (4,701 feet) to red rock desert to piñon-juniper woodland up to subalpine forest on Storm King Mountain (11,449 feet). These lands contain a wealth of resources and opportunities for public use and enjoyment. Since the UFO spans such a large area, it covers a variety of terrain and is involved in a multitude of initiatives, including those activities that provide opportunities to engage and inform the public. The UFO partners with various organizations and cooperators to engage the public in the appreciation of natural, recreational and cultural resources on public lands through the development of an innovative cultural resource program. The UFO and local partners have worked together to develop and distribute informational brochures and video materials in our visitor centers to assist the public with wayfinding, conservation and cultural history, and recreational resources available on public lands. Visitor education and interpretation programs provide important information to the public regarding Leave No Trace ethics to a variety of user groups, including hunters, campers, and hikers. This outreach has proven invaluable in preventing resource damage to public lands during hunting season as well as enhancing the appreciation and stewardship of public lands.
Federal Grant Title: BLM-CO: Interpretation, Education, and Protection of Resources on Public Lands in Western Colorado
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management (DOI-BLM)
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L17AS00153
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.224
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: August 10th, 2017
Original Application Deadline: August 10th, 2017
Posted Date: June 9th, 2017
Creation Date: June 9th, 2017
Archive Date: August 17th, 2017
Total Program Funding: $250,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $28,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: June 10th, 2017
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Link to Full Grant Announcement
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Grant Announcement Contact
Eleni Sarris (303) 239-3908

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