Recovery of the Federally Listed Endangered Iowa Pleistocene Snail

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Recovery of the Federally Listed Endangered Iowa Pleistocene Snail: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service along with the partners have successfully created a network of protected supporting habitats (algific talus slopes) for the Iowa Pleistocene snail that with additional monitoring may be sufficient for recovery. The Rock Island, Illinois Ecological Services Field Office prepared the 2013 5-year review for the Iowa Pleistocene Snail (IPS). The plan recommended searching for new IPS colonies, monitoring known colonies to document population status, and permanently protecting six additional IPS colonies including one site in the southeastern portion of the snail¿s range as actions needed to achieve recovery. The Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge (DANWR) and the Rock Island, Illinois Ecological Services Field Office in cooperation with Luther College and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IA DNR) monitored IPS populations at 12 sites in 2013. The DANWR, Rock Island, Illinois Ecological Services Field Office, and Jo Daviess County Conservation Foundation are currently negotiating the purchase or easement of an IPS occupied site on private land from a willing seller. Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) biologists contacted private landowners with known IPS colonies on their property in Fall 2013 to gauge interest in conservation easements and IPS population monitoring. Our confidence in discovery new IPS colonies is high because many of the slopes that are thought to be unoccupied or not known are in adjacent drainages to occupied drainages or within occupied watersheds. Extensively searching drainages of occupied watersheds have generated additional occupied slopes in the past (e.g. the string of slopes now owned by The Nature Conservancy in Buck Creek Watershed, Iowa). Most slopes were only searched once and have not been visited since the 1980¿s. The IPS is very patchy in its distribution across slopes and migrates vertically through the soil, requiring thorough search efforts to confirm its presence or absence. The goal of this project is to recover the IPS. This goal will be accomplished by completing the following objectives: 1. Locate one to five new IPS colonies on ATS that are already protected (public lands or private lands under existing conservation agreements) through systematic search efforts. 2. Permanently protect one to five known IPS colonies on private land via conservation easements or acquisitions. 3. Achieve sufficient geographic dispersal of protected IPS colonies via finding at least one new colony on an already protected ATS in the southeast extent of its range or by providing financial assistance to the Jo Daviess County, Illinois Conservation Foundation to acquire the known IPS occupied slope in this area. 4. Document the population status of all known IPS colonies through monitoring for species presence (occupancy). Priority will be given to the protected colonies and to colonies on private land where permission is given and conservation easements are a possibility.
Federal Grant Title: Recovery of the Federally Listed Endangered Iowa Pleistocene Snail
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service (DOI-FWS)
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: F14AS00128
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.657
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: April 2nd, 2014
Original Application Deadline: April 2nd, 2014
Posted Date: March 24th, 2014
Creation Date: March 24th, 2014
Archive Date: April 3rd, 2014
Total Program Funding: $150,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: March 24th, 2014
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
There is not an application process for this funding opportunity. This is a notice of intent to award a single source grant to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation under justification 505DM 2.14B 4.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
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Grant Announcement Contact
Drew Becker, 309-757-5800
drew_becker@fws.gov

drew_becker@fws.gov
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