BLM-MT, Natural Resources Data Services and Database Development

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BLM-MT, Natural Resources Data Services and Database Development: Background: Ongoing survey activities by a variety of entities in Montana and western North & South Dakota generate substantial new information each year on the distribution and status of Montana natural resources including Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Special Status species and their habitats. Due to the dynamic nature of species and habitats and the information documenting them, it is necessary to assemble information on an ongoing basis, integrate it into databases by creating new records and updating existing records, thoroughly quality control all data, and disseminate the resulting information through web applications and internet map services that can be consumed by local BLM Geographic Information System (GIS) users. In addition to maintaining distributional data on species and habitats, new information on species' taxonomy, biology, ecology, and management also needs to be gleaned from surveys and literature and made available to BLM biologists, managers and planners. State (and global) status ranks must be reviewed in light of new information, and ranks modified where appropriate to reflect changes in knowledge and/or species populations and habitat conditions. These ranks need to be made readily available where they can be used to inform Sensitive Species and Community lists maintained by the BLM State Office. Finally, consolidation and maintenance of data on conservation easements, managed areas, and conservation land designations in Montana, form a critical base map for land management and conservation planning by the BLM. This information needs to be made readily available through web applications through internet map services that can be consumed by local GIS users, and data downloads. Data on sensitive biological resources will be consistently managed in a reliable statewide data system that provides comprehensive information for both BLM lands and surrounding public and private lands and that this information is readily accessible to the public. b. Objectives: This project continues support for the ongoing assembly, integration, maintenance, and dissemination of statewide information/data on fish/wildlife/plant habitat, special status plants and animals and habitat, and public lands for use by the public and other interested parties. c. Public Benefit: The Special Status species list is available to the public. The information gleaned from this list helps to protect the Nation's natural, cultural and heritage resources.
Federal Grant Title: BLM-MT, Natural Resources Data Services and Database Development
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management (DOI-BLM)
Grant Categories: Environment
Type of Opportunity: Mandatory
Funding Opportunity Number: L16AS00138
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.238
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: September 18th, 2016
Original Application Deadline: September 18th, 2016
Posted Date: July 27th, 2016
Creation Date: July 27th, 2016
Archive Date: October 18th, 2016
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $60,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: July 27th, 2016
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility
There will be substantive BLM programmatic involvement through the BLM Program Officer (PO) collaborating with the Recipient's Project Officer (RPO) to manage all stages of project development, implementation, and evaluation. Recipients and the BLM will share responsibility for project management, control, and direction although the BLM will have the right to intervene by modifying the project management plan if the project is not staying on schedule or technical issues arise. In addition: BLM will provide raw data and information on fish/wildlife/plant species and habitats, BLM special status species and habitat, and BLM land ownership data. BLM will also provide survey and habitat information for integration into the heritage program data system.
Grant Announcement Contact
Belinda Dumond
Grants Management Officer
Phone 4068965196
BLM-MT, Natural Resources Data Services and Database Development
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