Golden Eagle Concentration Areas and Renewable Energy in the Montana/Dakotas

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Golden Eagle Concentration Areas and Renewable Energy in the Montana/Dakotas: Interest in energy development in Montana has moved to include renewable energy development in addition to traditional development. In addition, the USFWS issued a rule under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act covering take permits for Golden Eagles and Draft Guidance for Eagle Conservation Plans. In order to respond adequately and provide information to managers to make informed decisions to new requests for uses of public lands in Montana and the Dakotas, information on Golden Eagle ecology is needed. Identifying and modeling Golden Eagle habitat characteristics and use at the landscape level will help understand the potential issues/conflict between permitted uses and eagle movements are a vital first steps to creating a balance between Golden Eagle populations and sustainable development. There are two main populations of eagles we will examine in Eastern Montana and the Dakotas: 1) residents, including nesting individuals and floaters, and 2) migratory birds, including winter residents, and those utilizing areas in Montana and/or Dakotas as stopover points. We hope to identify the locations, extents, and importance of areas in this region for these populations of Golden Eagles to add to our current knowledge of nesting locations. Potential products include nest location models, concentration area models, increased bird and important location information, basic ecology differences between resident and migratory populations, and recommendations to avoid impacts to Golden Eagles from development in the Northwestern Great and Glaciated Plains. Successful applicant must currently have or demonstrate the ability to obtain applicable federal and state Scientific Collecting permits.
Federal Grant Title: Golden Eagle Concentration Areas and Renewable Energy in the Montana/Dakotas
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L11AS00119
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.231
CFDA Descriptions: Fish, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Resource Management
Current Application Deadline: Jul 11, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Jul 11, 2011
Posted Date: Jun 10, 2011
Creation Date: Jun 10, 2011
Archive Date: Jul 17, 2011
Total Program Funding: $250,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
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"
Additional Information on Eligibility
Successful applicant must currently have or demonstrate the ability to obtain applicable federal and state Scientific Collecting permits.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Shawna R. Rogers, Contract Specialist, 406-896-5210shawna_rogers@blm.gov
shawna_rogers@blm.gov [shawna_rogers@blm.gov]
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