BLM-Alaska, Forty-mile Caribou Habitat Relationships

The summary for the BLM-Alaska, Forty-mile Caribou Habitat Relationships grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Bureau of Land Management, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
BLM-Alaska, Forty-mile Caribou Habitat Relationships: During the early 1900s the Fortymile Caribou herd once ranged from near Tanana, Alaska to Lake Laberge, Yukon Territory. After declining to a population low of about 6,500 in 1973, the Fortymile herd increased slowly to 22,000 in 1992 and has since more than doubled in numbers (51,000 in 2010). The herd range is expanding into areas used historically (most notably with an abrupt movement of most of the herd into Yukon Territory in fall of 2013). However, the herd may be showing signs of nutritional stress (Boertje et al 2012), including reduced birth rates, and lower 4 month old calf weights. State of Alaska, Department of Fish and Game (ADFG), the Yukon Governmentâ¿¿s Department of Environment (YE), National Park Service (NPS), and the Bureau of Land Management, have long been cooperating in management of the Fortymile Caribou Herd, including management of subsistence harvest. With the implementation of a cooperative program of Fortymile caribou herd monitoring with GPS radiocollars (begun in 2010), high quality animal location data are available to begin to address important management questions. Additional information, such as lichen cover maps being developed for the entire herd range, and remote sensing products (e.g., snow cover/depth/quality) from the NASA ABoVE â¿¿Animals on the Moveâ¿¿ project, will aid in describing and predicting caribou habitat use.

The recent en masse movement of Fortymile caribou into the Yukon during the winter of 2013-14 has highlighted the need for international management of the Fortymile Caribou Herd and consideration of habitat across the entire historical range of the herd. Management concerns include: potential nutritional limitations experienced by the herd, potential industrial development (including plans for several large mines in the Yukon), land use and conservation planning efforts, effects of fire and climate change on caribou habitats. The recent availability of high quality radio-collar relocation data (through a cooperative monitoring program) allows for a timely investigation of Fortymile caribou habitat use that will assist in addressing these and other management concerns in Alaska and the Yukon. The Fortymile Caribou Herd is already formally part of the â¿¿Animals on the Moveâ¿¿ NASA ABoVE project via partnerships with ADFG, YE and BLM. The â¿¿Animals on the Moveâ¿¿ partnership provides opportunities to leverage ongoing comparative work on seasonal habitat use, resource selection and nutritional ecology (via remote sensing) across multiple populations of caribou in Alaska and the Yukon.

Understanding how the Fortymile herd is using the landscape and where it may use it in the future (across all seasons) is of direct management interest.
Federal Grant Title: BLM-Alaska, Forty-mile Caribou Habitat Relationships
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L16AS00166
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 323729
CFDA Descriptions: Fish, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Resource Management
Current Application Deadline: Aug 8, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Aug 8, 2016
Posted Date: Jun 7, 2016
Creation Date: Jun 7, 2016
Archive Date: Dec 31, 2021
Total Program Funding: $220,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $220,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $500
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
This financial assistance opportunity is also open to all partners under any Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) program. CESUs are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. If a cooperative agreement is awarded to a CESU partner under a formally negotiated Master CESU agreement, indirect costs are limited to a rate of no more than 17.5% of the indirect cost base recognized in the partner's Federal Agency-approved Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA).
Grant Announcement Contact
Grants Specialist Betty Conlon (907) 271-2816
L16AS00166 BLM-Alaska, Forty-mile Caribou Habitat Relationships

Bureau of Land Management 801-539-4178
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