Inventory and Monitoring of Ecosystems

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Inventory and Monitoring of Ecosystems: This agreement between the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Tucson Audubon Society in the amount of $73,000.00 is hereby entered into in accordance with 505 DM 2.14 B(4). The ability of the USFWS’ National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) program to monitor biotic indicators of conservation concern in greater context is an important component of the inventory and monitoring (I&M) program. A primary goal of this award is to monitor across a large geographical region using consistent rigorous protocols, allowing for both local and landscape inference. There are multiple objectives: 1) conduct avian sampling using point counts at USFWS and the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) units; 2) deploy camera traps to inventory and monitor medium and large mammals; 3) establish long-term monitoring plots and collect baseline data on upland vegetation communities and site stability and; 3) collect floristic data. The results will 1) allow correlations between avian and floristic populations; 2) provide information to refine and implement a protocol to inventory and monitor medium and small mammals in parks and refuges; 3) Provide land managers with plant inventories , verified checklist and refuge specific flora field guides and; 4) permit analysis within and across management boundaries.
Federal Grant Title: Inventory and Monitoring of Ecosystems
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NWRS-145-1401
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.650
CFDA Descriptions: Research Grants (Generic)
Current Application Deadline: Feb 18, 2014
Original Application Deadline: Feb 18, 2014
Posted Date: Feb 4, 2014
Creation Date: Feb 4, 2014
Archive Date: Mar 20, 2014
Total Program Funding: $550,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $550,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $73,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Grant Announcement Contact
Michelle L. Willcox Program Analyst (505) 248-7486
Agency POC

Fish and Wildlife Service 703-358-2459
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