GRPL- CESU: Monitor the Response of Bats to the Arrival of White Nose Syndrom at Jewl Cave National Monument (JECA)

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GRPL- CESU: Monitor the Response of Bats to the Arrival of White Nose Syndrom at Jewl Cave National Monument (JECA): This study will compare bat health and statistics before and after the arrival of WNS.This would mark the first documentation of response by western bat species in anarea with comprehensive pre-WNS baseline data. It will compare mist netting, PITtagging, and acoustic survey methods to inform resource managers in westernWNS-free areas, and help them identify bat conservation priorities.This information will be shared with the larger science and conservation communities, resource managers through peer-reviewed publications, reports outlining results, and participation in local, regional, and national groups and conferences. The park will use the new information to update its interpretive tours and talks, Adopt-a-Bat brochure, and social media podcast.The purpose of the project is three-fold. First, bats will be captured in and around Jewel Cave to document responses to the arrival of WNS. These mist net surveys will be compared with ongoing acoustic monitoring of bat behavior. Second, each captured bat will be marked with a PIT tag to quantify movement patterns into and out of Jewel Cave using an automated reader. Captured bats will be identified to species, sex and reproductive status will be determined, and individuals will be evaluated for signs of WNS infection. Finally, this information will be shared with the larger science and conservation communities, resource managers through peer reviewedpublications, reports outlining results, and participation in local, regional, and national groups and conferences. The park will use the new information to update its interpretive tours and talks, Adopt-a-Bat brochure, and social media podcast.
Federal Grant Title: GRPL- CESU: Monitor the Response of Bats to the Arrival of White Nose Syndrom at Jewl Cave National Monument (JECA)
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service (DOI-NPS)
Grant Categories: Education Environment Natural Resources Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NPS-NOIP19AC00151
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.945
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: April 28th, 2019
Original Application Deadline: April 28th, 2019
Posted Date: April 18th, 2019
Creation Date: April 18th, 2019
Archive Date: May 28th, 2019
Total Program Funding: $244,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $244,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $97,600
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 18th, 2019
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS- This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service's intention to award financial assistance for the following project activities. Members of the Great Plains CESU- University of Wyoming- THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
Grant Announcement Contact
Noel A Miller
Lead Grants Management Specialist
Phone 402-661-1658
noel_miller@nps.gov
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