Montana/Dakotas Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management
The summary for the Montana/Dakotas Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Bureau of Land Management, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Montana/Dakotas Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management: Project Description: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages the Nations most ecologically diverse range of aquatic habitat for fish, wildlife, and invertebrates, totaling more than 150,000 miles of streams and rivers, over 3 million acres of lake and reservoir habitat, and nearly 13 million acres of wetlands. Properly functioning instream, riparian and wetland areas are critical to sustaining ecosystem functions and services, providing local communities with clean water, habitat for aquatic and terrestrial wildlife, reducing sedimentation, soil erosion, improving water quality, and providing recreational opportunities. The BLM Aquatic Habitat Management mission area works cooperatively with a wide range of constituents to manage for the biological, chemical, and physical integrity and function and natural diversity of aquatic ecosystems. The BLM develops strategies that provide protection for instream, riparian and wetland areas as well as maintain or restore stream function and stream access to floodplains while supporting multiple uses on public lands. The program manages and guides fish and aquatic habitat conservation, riparian and wetland conservation, control of aquatic invasive species, aquatic organism passage, and monitoring riparian and instream habitat conditions and water quantity and quality conditions and trends. The BLM inventories and monitors water resource conditions and trends to support multiple uses of public lands, including providing habitat for fish and other aquatic organisms. Monitoring surface and groundwater quality, as well as identifying, promoting, and implementing best-management practices, helps to maintain and improve water quality and function of aquatic ecosystems. Managing riparian, wetland and instream habitat provides appropriate conditions for fish, invertebrates and amphibians, including special status, anadromous, and subsistence species, and other native and game aquatic species. Supporting the preparation and processing of water rights filings assures adequate water is available for multiple use public lands management. The programs participation in the Colorado River Salinity Control Forum collaboratively addresses sediment and salt discharge into its waters, and helps ensure usable water supplies for millions of downstream users of the Colorado River Basin. The BLM works to prevent the introduction, spread, and impacts that result from aquatic and riparian invasive species with local, State, and non-governmental partners. A myriad of invasive species pose threats to water delivery and aquatic habitat health, including invasive plants, mammals, fish and invertebrates, including zebra and quagga mussels. The Secretary of the Interior made a commitment to the Western Governors Association in June 2017, ¿Safeguarding the West from Invasive Species: Actions to Strengthen Federal, State, and Tribal Coordination to Address Invasive Mussels. The BLMs role is prevention through collaborative partnerships to limit the transportation of invasive mussels by inspecting and decontaminate watercraft in concert with State management agencies throughout the West. The BLM continues to work with partners to fund and implement actions identified in invasive species management plans and State and Federal agency habitat management plans. The BLM designs and implements lake, wetland, river, stream, and riparian treatments to restore and reconnect native and game aquatic species habitat on public lands. The BLM also works to enhance the quality and quantity of angling opportunities on BLM managed lands by conserving and restoring habitat and improving fish productivity. These activities include analyzing habitat and water resource data needed to maintain, protect, and restore aquatic habitat resources effectively, as well as applying expertise to assess and improve the public experience, productivity and resiliency of these resources on public lands. The Aquatic Habitat Management mission area enables the BLM to develop and implement program policy, carry out projects, assure adequate water is available, and maintain vital partnerships at all levels within the Bureau to support multiple use and sustained yield on public lands. Management actions emphasize on-the-ground and in-the-water actions that increase the health of fish and wildlife populations to sustain recreational and subsistence uses that enhance or maintain many local economies in the West. In addition, these actions reduce the need to federally list species and work to protect and recover listed species and the ecosystems upon which they depend, as per the Endangered Species Act of 1973. The Clean Water Act guides the BLMs uses of water resources, including water quality and quantity. Expected Outcomes: 1. Development and/or implementation of watershed management plans. 2. Increased local capacity to protect and enhance aquatic habitat, water quality, promote water conservation, and sustain the present health of the watershed. 3. Improvements in the resiliency of ecosystems, communities, and economies in the watershed. 4. Improvements in the hydraulic and geomorphic conditions of streams. 5. Removal of invasive plants and animals to enhance fish habitat, water quality and the physical characteristics of the stream. 6. Inventory, modernize and/or develop infrastructure such as culverts and diversion structures in order to improve fish and other aquatic organism passage. 7. Provide a forum for enhanced communication among diverse stakeholder groups along the watershed. 8. Conserve and enhance aquatic and riparian habitats for native and desired non-native species. 9. Provide resources for recreational and subsistence fishing opportunities including increasing public access and infrastructure, such as fishing piers, for public enjoyment and outreach, education and job mentoring activities for youth, families, and veterans. 10. Protect and stabilize both lotic and lentic aquatic and riparian habitats. 11. Implement projects to reduce erosion, salinity and sediments. 12. Collect and analyze water resources data needed to maintain, protect and restore water resources effectively. 13. Inventory, assess, monitor, and improve aquatic, riparian, and wetland habitat quality and quantity. 14. Address the immediate threats from aquatic invasive species, including quagga and zebra mussels. 15. Influencing water temperature or improving the timing or volume of available flows at particular locations to improve aquatic conditions. 16. Monitor surface and groundwater quality. 17. Manage geospatial and biometric data. 18. Conduct baseline inventories and assessments critical to many public land uses and ongoing monitoring programs. 19. Engage citizen-scientists and students in monitoring and directed research of various BLM dependent aquatic and riparian species and their habitats. 20. Develop and assist with Bureau aquatic invasive programs including: mapping, control, prevention, education, data analysis, ecological modeling and risk assessments, biosecurity, eDNA surveillance, etc Public/BLM Benefits: The BLM will continue to work with cooperators, conservation organizations, fishing partners, and other stakeholders to focus on the highest value habitat restoration and conservation projects. The BLM will also continue to conduct baseline inventories and assessments critical to many public land uses and ongoing monitoring programs, including emphasizing native, special status, sport, and subsistence species to enhance opportunities for fishing on America's public lands, in support of Secretarial Orders (SO) 3347, Conservation Stewardship and Outdoor Recreation, 3356, Hunting, Fishing, Recreational Shooting, and Wildlife Conservation Opportunities and Cooperation with States, Tribes, and Territories, and 3366, Increasing Recreational Opportunities on Lands and Waters Managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
|Federal Grant Title:||Montana/Dakotas Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management|
|Federal Agency Name:||Bureau of Land Management (DOI-BLM)|
|Grant Categories:||Natural Resources|
|Type of Opportunity:||Discretionary|
|Funding Opportunity Number:||L20AS00095|
|Type of Funding:||Cooperative Agreement|
|CFDA Descriptions:||Information not provided|
|Current Application Deadline:||July 9th, 2020|
|Original Application Deadline:||July 9th, 2020|
|Posted Date:||May 11th, 2020|
|Creation Date:||May 11th, 2020|
|Archive Date:||October 30th, 2020|
|Total Program Funding:||$200,000|
|Maximum Federal Grant Award:||$100,000|
|Minimum Federal Grant Award:||$0|
|Expected Number of Awards:||3|
|Cost Sharing or Matching:||No|
|Last Updated:||May 12th, 2020|
- 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
- The following types of entities are eligible to apply for award under this NOFO: 1. State, local government, Native American tribal organizations 2. Institution of Higher Education 3. Independent School District 4. Private Institution of Higher Education 5. Nonprofit Organizations with 501C3 IRS Status 6. Nonprofit Organizations without 501C3 IRS Status
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