Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Californian CESU

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Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Californian CESU: The Western Ecological Research Center of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is offering a funding opportunity to one Member of the Californian Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (CESU) Program. The project is titled ⿿Estimating the carrying capacity of the Suisun Marsh for non-breeding waterfowl: a contemporary assessment of diets, food availability and body condition in managed and tidal wetlands⿝ This project is focused on establishing a waterfowl food based carrying capacity for the Suisun Marsh, CA. This region is a critical area for waterfowl during fall and winter in California and is currently one of the largest contiguous brackish marshes in the western United States. The Suisun Marsh contains 12% of the remaining natural wetlands in California. The Marsh provides important wetland resources during early winter and currently provides wintering habitat for more than 60,000 waterfowl as well as large numbers of other shorebirds, seabirds, wading birds, and terrestrial birds. The majority of waterfowl that winter in Suisun Marsh are dabbling ducks (Table 5-1; Ackerman et al. 2014), and these species primarily use managed wetland habitats provided by duck hunting clubs and state wildlife areas. These wetlands are managed principally for waterfowl food production, especially for dabbling ducks. However, the brackish water in the Marsh makes it challenging to manage for the plant species (mostly non-native) that are most productive and provide abundant energy-rich seeds. Assessment of the availability and composition of winter food resource for waterfowl is essential to establish the carrying capacity of the Suisun Marsh and to evaluate impacts of any future changes (e.g., tidal restoration, sea level change, drought, water or habitat management) on the capacity of the Marsh to support target populations of non-breeding waterfowl.
Federal Grant Title: Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Californian CESU
Federal Agency Name: Geological Survey (DOI-USGS1)
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: G17AS00130
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.808
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: September 15th, 2017
Original Application Deadline: September 15th, 2017
Posted Date: August 22nd, 2017
Creation Date: August 22nd, 2017
Archive Date: November 22nd, 2017
Total Program Funding: $95,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $95,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: August 22nd, 2017
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program. CESUâ¿¿s are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the Californian Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
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Grant Announcement Contact
Faith Graves 703-648-7356
fgraves@usgs.gov

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