BLM Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative Project

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BLM Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative Project: Project Background Information: This is a continuation of an existing BLM Agreement L09AC15597 that will be expiring June 30, 2014. BLM would like to continue working with Utah Division of Wildlife Resource (UDWR) and other state and federal partners through UDWR to continue with this highly successful partnership. Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative is a partnership-driven effort to conserve, restore and manage ecosystems in priority areas across the state to enhance Utah¿s: Wildlife and biological diversity; water quality; and yield for all uses and Opportunities for sustainable uses. The continuation of this project is necessary to sure up the foundation of Utahs Watershed Restoration Initiative (UWRI) (wri.utah.gov). This 10 year old initiative has transformed the way federal and state partners in Utah plan and implement restoration, including in many cases, emergency fire rehabilitation. By sharing resources and planning projects across ownership boundaries, millions of dollars have been saved and over one million acres have been successfully restored. Projects are individually presented and vetted through five regional teams consisting of resource professionals with hundreds of years of combined restoration experience. These regional teams serve to increase the effectiveness and value of each project. Teams work together to combine efforts with other agencies and private landowners. Funding sources are applied to eligible portions of each project at a state level, allowing implementation at a larger and more effective scale. UWRIs success includes the pooling of funding so that contracts and seed resources can be combined and applied across ownership boundaries, UDWR facilitates this process. Project Objective: The objective of this project is the maintenance and improvement of public lands renewable resources to provide improved vegetation cover, vigor and composition, water quantity and quality to provide clean and available water, soil stability to reduce the amount and sources of erosion, stabilize and rehabilitate areas burned by wildfire and reduce the risk from wildfire to communities, high value habitats and watersheds. The public will benefit from this project by improved and consistent recreational and consumptive benefits, a diversity of wildlife species for viewing, hunting and enhancing the natural biological diversity. Water quantity and quality will provide clean and available water for agricultural uses, recreation and consumption. Soil stability contributes to the availability of stabile soils for agricultural, recreational and domestic uses. The public also benefits from Hazardous fuels reduction and burned area emergency stabilization and rehabilitation efforts that result in increased public and firefighter safety as well as reduced risk to communities from wildland fire, floods and other events that frequently follow wildfires
Federal Grant Title: BLM Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative Project
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L14AS00088
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.231
CFDA Descriptions: Fish, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Resource Management
Current Application Deadline: May 30, 2014
Original Application Deadline: May 30, 2014
Posted Date: May 1, 2014
Creation Date: May 1, 2014
Archive Date: Sep 30, 2014
Total Program Funding: $30,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,200,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $2,500
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
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
Maria Gochis, Grants Management Officer, 801-539-4178 maria_gochis@blm.gov
mgochis@blm.gov

Bureau of Land Management 801-539-4178
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