BLM-Arizona - The Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU): Aravaipa Creek Native Fish Monitoring SFO

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BLM-Arizona - The Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU): Aravaipa Creek Native Fish Monitoring SFO: Description of Program and/or Project

a. Background:

The Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) Network is a national consortium of federal agencies, academic institutions, tribal, state, and local governments, nongovernmental conservation organizations (300 partners). The Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) is a cooperative network, transcending political and institutional boundaries, which creates innovative opportunities for research, education, and technical assistance in support of the management and stewardship by partner agencies of the Desert Southwestâ¿¿s natural, cultural, and social resources. The CESU has a unique collaborative relationship with research scientists, end users of research products, the public, and educators who are trained to bridge the gap between researchers, science users, and educators.

The Aravaipa Creek native fish monitoring is a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit project.

This project is an extension of monitoring activities initiated in 1963 by Dr. W.L. Minckley, Arizona State University. The long-term monitoring data set is the longest such effort for native fish in Arizona. This effort is being continued by BLM, the University of Arizona, and The Nature Conservancy.

Monitoring shows that the native fish community continues to be robust despite substantial changes in human uses. It also shows a gradual and increasing invasion and spread by nonnative fishes, indicating instability that may result in long-term negative change. The primary objectives of the monitoring is to determine distribution and relative abundance of both native and nonnative fish species. Information collected from the bi-annual fish monitoring is shared among all partners and interested public and is used by state, federal, and private agencies to manage, conserve, and protect the fish species and their habitats for present and future generations to experience and enjoy.

The recipient of this financial agreement, will: 1) continue bi-annual fish monitoring using protocols consistent with, and supplemental to, those for the 40-year existing data set; 2) evaluate the need of increasing the intensity of monitoring, including increased sampling events consistent with the 40-year data set, as well as short-term efforts using alternative methodologies to answer other questions; 3) provide for improved long-term storage and retrieval of all Aravaipa Creek fish sampling data with periodic summary reports; 4) coordinate approximately 20-student volunteers bi-annually for spring and fish monitoring; and 5) utilize fishery data in context of other research to inform management decisions.

This project will support cooperative efforts to conserve and protect the native fishery and aquatic and riparian habitats within Aravaipa Creek.

b. Objectives:

1. Determine distribution, relative abundance, and long-term trends in in fish species abundance and community composition of both native and nonnative fish species.

2. Identify, through monitoring, sources, invasions, and establishment of nonnative fishes within the Aravaipa Creek watershed.
Federal Grant Title: BLM-Arizona - The Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU): Aravaipa Creek Native Fish Monitoring SFO
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L16AS00151
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 323299
CFDA Descriptions: Fish, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Resource Management
Current Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2016 See announcement cover sheet for the
Original Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2016 See announcement cover sheet for the
Posted Date: May 31, 2016
Creation Date: May 31, 2016
Archive Date: Aug 4, 2016
Total Program Funding: $150,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $12,000
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

1. Eligible Applicants

The following types of entities are eligible to apply for award under this announcement. Failure to meet eligibility requirements will result in precluding the BLM from making an award. Eligible applicant types are:

Unrestricted, anyone may apply

2. Cost Sharing or Matching

This program has no cost sharing or matching requirements.

3. Other Eligibility Restrictions

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).
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