Migratory Bird Project Support: Monitoring, Assessment, Conservation of Red Knots

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Federal Grant Title: Migratory Bird Project Support: Monitoring, Assessment, Conservation of Red Knots
Federal Agency Name: Migratory Birds
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: FWSR2-MBP-NONGAME-FY08
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.655
CFDA Descriptions: Migratory Bird Monitoring, Assessment and Conservation
Current Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2008
Original Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2008
Posted Date: Aug 11, 2008
Creation Date: Aug 11, 2008
Archive Date: Sep 30, 2008
Total Program Funding: $28,160
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $28,160
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $28,160
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Grant Description
This announcement is for US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Region 2 FY 2008 project support for the conservation of bird species, with special emphasis placed on bird species listed as USFWS conservation and management priorities (USFWS Birds of Conservation Concern 2002; USFWS Birds of Management Concern). As justification for Single Source Determination, in accordance with Department of Interior Guidance (505 DM 2.14), USFWS Region 2 provides notice of its intent to make a single source award in the amount of $28,160 to the Conserve Wildlife Foundation (Foundation) for the support of an investigation into the distribution, migration patterns, and genetic affiliations of the population of the Red Knot (Calidris canutus) that uses the Texas coast during migration and winter. This project will create a cooperative effort among the researchers at the Foundation, the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, the USFWS R2 Division of Migratory Birds, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Chapter of the National Audubon Society, and the Texas Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. The goal of the study is to determine abundance, distribution, and genetic affiliation (subspecies) of the Red Knots that use the Texas coast during migration and winter. An additional goal will be to determine wintering areas of the birds that migrate through but do not winter in Texas, using stable isotope analysis and color-marking. The Foundation, its staff, and cooperators are uniquely qualified to conduct this activity in that they are the entity, along with the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences (a cooperator) that initiated and has taken the lead in the hemisphere-wide effort to determine causes of Red Knot declines. The Foundation has conducted this work specifically on Red Knots in the ranges of the subspecies that likely occur on the Texas coast (Delaware Bay; Florida; Brazil), has developed the technical expertise in the field and laboratory to achieve the objectives efficiently, and has published extensively on the population status of the Red Knot and the genetic relationships of different breeding and wintering populations. This work will fill in a gap in knowledge of Red Knot population dynamics using the same methodologies that have been perfected by the Foundation in other parts of the Range of the Red Knot. This announcement is published as a Sole Source in accordance with FAR 6.302-1. This is NOT a request for competitive quotes. The intent of this Pre-Solicitation Notice is for informational purposes only. There is no full announcement associated with this notice of Single Source award.
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
Bill Howe Nongame Migratory Bird Coordinator Phone 505-248-6875

Bill_Howe@fws.gov [Bill_Howe@fws.gov]
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