Exotic Vegetation Control and Desert Springs Habitat Restoration

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Exotic Vegetation Control and Desert Springs Habitat Restoration: The principal purpose of this agreement is to support and stimulate work, education, and/or training opportunities for young adults through habitat restoration by the removal and control of exotic and invasive vegetation at desert spring ecosystems in wilderness, back country, and developed areas of the park. Exotics to be controlled include salt cedar and other non-native woody plants, non-native palms, oleander, rabbit foot grass, and a variety of other exotics and non-native plants that may require treatment. This project will support learning opportunities for students and youth groups in environmental education, stewardship, and the mission of the NPS. This project is seasonal in nature and work will generally be conducted between early fall and late spring. Removal of exotic vegetation at desert springs will improve the condition of many highly visible and ecologically important riparian resources. The project work will not only benefit the natural ecology of desert spring environments by promoting the re-establishment of native vegetation and enhancing wildlife habitats, but will also improve and enrich visitor enjoyment of these resources. The program model for this cooperative agreement utilizes youth participants aged 15-25 to restore natural and cultural resources while providing educational opportunities and hands-on work experience that will expose them to opportunities to discover the many components involved in the management of park resources. These types of activities are important to the conservation and education programs of the NPS and will be beneficial to the personal growth of young adults while assisting the NPS with managing its natural and cultural resources.
Federal Grant Title: Exotic Vegetation Control and Desert Springs Habitat Restoration
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: P14AS00135
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.931
CFDA Descriptions: Conservation Activities by Youth Service Organizations
Current Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2014
Original Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2014
Posted Date: Jun 17, 2014
Creation Date: Jun 17, 2014
Archive Date: Dec 31, 2014
Total Program Funding: $250,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $55,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $500
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
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
Private nonprofit institutions and organizations, state and local government agencies and quasi-public nonprofit institutions and organizations that support youth career training and development in the areas of resource management, conservation and cultural resources.
Grant Announcement Contact
Susan Erickson, (702) 293-8771 Susan_Erickson@nps.gov

National Park Service 303-898-9819
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