Opportunity FWS-MWP-NS

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Opportunity FWS-MWP-NS: History: Efforts to reintroduce Mexican wolves into Arizona and New Mexico have been ongoing since 1998. Key wolf habitat exists in remote areas only accessible by foot or on horseback. It is often necessary to access this habitat for release or management purposes. In order for the MWRP to get pen materials, equipment, wolves, and supplemental feed into these areas, someone with very good mule/horsepacking skills is needed, as well as the appropriately trained hoof stock. The MWRP does not have the experienced staff or hoof stock to accomplish this task without Nick Smith's assistance.The Mexican Wolf Recovery Program (MWRP) requires horseback assistance with the release of wolves and other management activities associated with the reintroduced population of Mexican wolves. Efforts to reintroduce Mexican wolves into Arizona and New Mexico have been ongoing since 1998. Key wolf habitat exists in remote areas only accessible by foot or on horseback. It is often necessary to access this habitat for release or management purposes. In order for the MWRP to get pen materials, equipment, wolves, and supplemental feed into these areas, someone with very good mule/horsepacking skills is needed, as well as the appropriately trained hoof stock. The MWRP does not have the experienced staff or hoof stock to accomplish this task without Nick Smith's assistance.Nick Smith is a skilled mule and horsepacker with over 20 years of experience doing this type of work and has the hoof stock to do so. Mr. Smith, while working for New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF), has been the primary person to assist the MWRP with this type of transfer of wolves and pen construction. Mr. Smith recently retired from the NMDGF. He knows the wilderness areas well and would be an asset to those persons on the staff that are not as familiar to the area. Mr. Smith is familiar with the MWRP, is considered an expert in the field of wolf handling and trapping, and is covered by existing MWRP permits for such activities. Mr. Smith owns appropriately trained hoof stock, he is local and available to do the work, and has the expertise to assist this effort.Therefore, Nick Smith is contracted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Mexican Wolf Recovery Program (MWRP) to provide the assistance and mule services necessary to carry out various wolf related management activities associated with the MWRP. Such activities include: the construction of release pens; packing of wolves and materials on horseback; wolf release; and wolf trapping and handling (including radio collaring and processing).
Federal Grant Title: Opportunity FWS-MWP-NS
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service
Grant Categories: Environment
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: FWS-MWP-NS
Type of Funding: Procurement Contract
CFDA Numbers: Information not provided
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 22, 2009
Original Application Deadline: May 22, 2009
Posted Date: May 18, 2009
Creation Date: May 26, 2009
Archive Date: Aug 26, 2009
Total Program Funding: $10,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $10,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $10,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Individuals
Additional Information on Eligibility
This is a single source award. This applicant is uniquely qualified to perform the activity based upon a variety of demonstrable factors such as location and technical expertise. History: Efforts to reintroduce Mexican wolves into Arizona and New Mexico have been ongoing since 1998. Key wolf habitat exists in remote areas only accessible by foot or on horseback. It is often necessary to access this habitat for release or management purposes. In order for the MWRP to get pen materials, equipment, wolves, and supplemental feed into these areas, someone with very good mule/horsepacking skills is needed, as well as the appropriately trained hoof stock. The MWRP does not have the experienced staff or hoof stock to accomplish this task without Nick Smith's assistance. Basis of Recommendation: Nick Smith is a skilled mule and horsepacker with over 20 years of experience doing this type of work and has the stock to do so. Mr. Smith, while working for New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF), has been the primary person to assist the MWRP with this type of transfer of wolves and pen construction. Mr. Smith recently retired from the NMDGF. He knows the wilderness areas well and would be an asset to those persons on the staff that are not as familiar to the area. Mr. Smith is familiar with the MWRP, is considered an expert in the field of wolf handling and wolf trapping, and is covered for such activities on existing MWRP permits. He owns appropriately trained hoof stock, he is local available to do the work, and has the expertise to assist this effort.
Grant Announcement Contact
Maggie Dwire Asst Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator 505-761-4783

E-Mail [maggie_dwire@fws.gov]

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