BLM-WO, Adobe Town HMA Wild Horse GPS Collar Study Support

The summary for the BLM-WO, Adobe Town HMA Wild Horse GPS Collar Study Support 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-WO, Adobe Town HMA Wild Horse GPS Collar Study Support: BACKGROUND: Wild Horse and Burro populations are known to move across jurisdictional lines, such as across State lines and onto privately-owned lands. In the Adobe Town herd management area (HMA) of Wyoming, it is particularly important for the BLM and other land owners to have an improved understanding of horse movements and habitat use patterns relative to the Colorado state line and to the area's "checkerboard" lands of mixed Federal and other ownership. Seasonal wild horse movements in and out of this HMA also affect the accuracy of aerial surveys conducted every spring. The BLM is seeking to support collaborative assistance with the capture, placement, and tracking of GPS radio collars to record wild horse movements in the Adobe Town HMA of Wyoming. Partners would not be required, but are encouraged, to bring a substantial (1:2, BLM:Partner) cost-sharing commitment to the project. Offered cost-sharing commitments will be evaluated during the award selection process. The BLM has been in discussions with University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Department of Agriculture about financially assisting with such a project. All applicant proposals from any qualifying entity will be considered, however if the selected applicant is a Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (CESU) partner, any resulting award will include their master CESU agreement's terms and conditions.

OBJECTIVES: The BLM seeks to support a study to conduct GPS-collar based inquiry into the movement patterns and habitat use of wild horses on the Adobe Town HMA of Wyoming. The study should include analyses of seasonal movement patterns relative to State boundaries, HMA boundaries, and land ownership patterns, and analyses of seasonal habitat use with respect to, at the least, water sources and riparian habitats.

PUBLIC BENEFIT: In and around a large number of herd management areas where wild horses live, there are excess wild horses, relative to the appropriate management levels determined to be optimal with respect to the Bureau of Land Management's multiple-use mission. Many aspects of public use of BLM lands can be affected by excess wild horses and their associated habitat use, including: threatened, endangered, and sensitive species habitat; highway safety; rangeland health; and livestock grazing interests. The Adobe Town HMA is one area where high wild horse populations are periodically reduced by horse removals. It is not known, though, how often and at what times after gathers horses move from the solid block of BLM lands within the Adobe Town HMA onto the checkerboard of public and private lands in the HMA. It is also not clear how wild horses in this HMA use the mix of habitats on public and private lands. Having an improved understanding of wild horse movements and habitat use on the Adobe Town HMA could improve both public and private rangeland management.
Federal Grant Title: BLM-WO, Adobe Town HMA Wild Horse GPS Collar Study Support
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L16AS00125
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 322753
CFDA Descriptions: Wild Horse and Burro 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: $80,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $40,000
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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