BLM WY Buffalo Field Office Raptor Database Analysis

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BLM WY Buffalo Field Office Raptor Database Analysis: A. Project Background Information: The BFO BLM wildlife staff has maintained a database that tracks the results of raptor nest surveys for six years but has not been able to analyze the dataset in order to apply better management for these species of special management concern. B. Project Objective: The Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (Co-Op) will analyze the results of six years of raptor nest monitoring data that has been collected in the Powder River Basin in association with approval of coal bed natural gas (CBNG) plans of development. The Co-Op will evaluate the dataset and test at least three hypotheses: 1) raptors choose nests based on density of wells within a certain distance, 2) raptors choose nests based on the distance to the nearest well, and 3) raptors choose nests based on the amount of change on the landscape within a certain distance. Based on the evaluation of the dataset, additional hypotheses may be developed by the Co-Op. The findings of this analysis will allow for appropriate species-specific management recommendations that BFO can incorporate in its RMP revision process and in future project planning. The Co-Op will also develop recommendations for modifying the current monitoring protocol that will further improve the utility of the dataset, and the Co-Op will provide recommendations for additional research to further our understanding of how CBNG development affects nesting raptors. C. Period of Agreement: July, 2010 to August, 2011
Federal Grant Title: BLM WY Buffalo Field Office Raptor Database Analysis
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L10AS00082
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.231
CFDA Descriptions: Fish, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Resource Management
Current Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2010
Original Application Deadline: Jul 20, 2010
Posted Date: Jul 09, 2010
Creation Date: Jul 23, 2010
Archive Date: Sep 30, 2010
Total Program Funding: $13,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $13,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $13,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
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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
This Funding Announcement is not a request for applications. This announcement is to provide public notice of the Bureau of Land Management's intention to fund the following project activities without full and open competition.
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