BLM-New Mexico Native Plant Material Collection and Development

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BLM-New Mexico Native Plant Material Collection and Development: BLM NM manages federal land under a multiple use mandate therefore there are many resource issues that require additional project help to complete annual tasks. The plant conservation, botany, and wildlife programs often has additional funding available to complete conservation and land management projects. These projects include and are not limited to plant material development, ecosystem monitoring, and wildlife conservation. These projects promote the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of plants and wildlife and the natural world. Especially since there is an urgent need for plant conservation as the the IUCN: World Conservation Union estimates that 40 percent of US flora is at risk of extinction by 2050.

In 2016 The National Seed Strategy was released. The strategy addresses issues restoring native plant communities on a landscape scale. Land managers must often replant large acreages quickly to avoid severe erosion or colonization by nonnative invasive plants. Adding to the challenges are the expense and difficulty of obtaining and delivering adequate quantities of appropriate seed to meet the need, which is often difficult to predict. This seed must be available for use at the right time and in the right place. The goals of the Strategy are:

1) Identify seed needs, and ensure the reliable availability of genetically appropriate seed,
2) Identify research needs and conduct research to provide genetically appropriate seed and to improve technology for native seed production and ecosystem restoration,
3) Develop tools that enable managers to make timely, informed seeding decisions for ecological restoration, and
4) Develop strategies for internal and external communication.

To achieve these goals, BLM needs a partnership in everything from seed collection to seed production to be successful in all four goals. Additionally, there has been an alarming loss of pollinators which affects the sustainability of food production and supply. This project would support collecting plants that support pollinator communities as well as engaging in pollinator restoration activies and monitoring for both resources.

Before the National Seed Strategy, the BLM and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kewâ¿¿s Millennium Seed Bank originally participated in the Seeds of Success (SOS) program under terms of a cooperative agreement signed by both parties in 2000. Procedures for SOS are now a part of BLMâ¿¿s national Native Plant Materials Development Program. The purpose of SOS program in the United States is to establish a national, high quality, accurately identified and well documented native plant species seed collection. The national collection acts as a basis for off-site conservation and, where and when appropriate, can be used for study and multiplication in the native materials development program.

Projects associated with this agreement include resources issues in biology, botany, ecology, soil science, wildlife biology, population biology, plant genetics, assessment of threatened or endangered species and habitats, Seeds of Success program, native plant materials development program, pollinator restoration, and monitoring of rare plants and pollinators.

Federal Grant Title: BLM-New Mexico Native Plant Material Collection and Development
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: L16AS00195
Type of Funding: Information not provided
CFDA Numbers: 327312
CFDA Descriptions: Fish, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Resource Management
Current Application Deadline: Sep 6, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Sep 6, 2016
Posted Date: Jul 6, 2016
Creation Date: Jul 6, 2016
Archive Date: Oct 6, 2016
Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $245,100
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Grants Management Specialist Charise Saiz (505) 761-8725 CSAIZ@BLM.GOV

Bureau of Land Management 801-539-4178
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