BLM-ES, Eastern States Lower Potomac Field Station Natural Resource Assessment & Forest Stewardship

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BLM-ES, Eastern States Lower Potomac Field Station Natural Resource Assessment & Forest Stewardship: BACKGROUND: The BLM, Lower Potomac Field Station (LPFS) is seeking to support a university partner in pursuing multifunctional natural resource assessments and management recommendations on 600 acres of forested land at the Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) in Lorton, VA. The forest is a second generation mixed hardwood forest composed of stands of sweet gum, white oak, American holly, Virginia pine, beech, black locust, honey locust, mountain laurel, various species of maple, and other hardwoods common to Northern Virginia forests. The SRMA is within the Lower Occoquan watershed, one of the least developed areas within urbanized Fairfax County. Development restrictions within the watershed were designated to protect streams, ecological areas and minimize impervious surfaces to protect water quality. Resource assessments would be beneficial to establish a baseline of current conditions for the forest, wildlife, understory vegetation, riparian habitats, and water quality. Resource planning recommendations would help ensure forest management activities benefit the full suite of biological resources, maintain social values, and protect and enhance broader conservation goals within the Lower Occoquan watershed.
OBJECTIVES: The natural resource assessment and forest stewardship project is conceived as a five-year effort to meet the following objectives:
1) Establish a permanent forest inventory system to collect data on forest composition and health, timber quality and productivity, and understory plant diversity and abundance.
2) Design wildlife monitoring protocols to measure wildlife diversity and abundance.
3) Design and analyze surface and sub-surface nutrient flows along streams.
4) Assess soil conditions in pasture meadows and botanical composition.
5)Design protocols to measure recreational user experience.
PUBLIC BENEFIT: Management of forest resources can be designed to meet multiple resource benefits and sustained yield consistent with BLM's mandate in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA). Improved forest health at the SRMA can result in increased carbon sequestration, reduced forest fuels, maintained and enhanced recreational opportunities, and support water quality goals to protect Chesapeake Bay.
Federal Grant Title: BLM-ES, Eastern States Lower Potomac Field Station Natural Resource Assessment & Forest Stewardship
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L16AS00127
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 322748
CFDA Descriptions: Forests and Woodlands Resource Management
Current Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2016
Posted Date: May 23, 2016
Creation Date: May 23, 2016
Archive Date: May 23, 2017
Total Program Funding: $90,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $20,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
Expected Number of Awards: 1
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"
Grant Announcement Contact
Grants Specialist Walter Ullrey
E-mail Bert Ullrey

Bureau of Land Management 801-539-4178
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