Sclerocactus Demographic Monitoring and Distribution Assessment

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Sclerocactus Demographic Monitoring and Distribution Assessment: The tasks to be performed under this agreement are as follows: -Project Design oProject site selection oDisturbance model development oDatabase development -Demographic Monitoring & Distribution Assessment oBiannual monitoring during the flowering and fruiting period oAssessment will expand understanding of biology and ecology of Sclerocactus in order to assess relationships between demographic processes and habitat conditions. -Data Analysis & Reporting oDemographic monitoring data will be compiled biannually into an Access database and analyzed in MS Excel oDemographic data will be summarized by habitat stratum and range into a report summarizing the distribution of individuals of life stage for each species. This Single Source Award is being made in accordance with Department of the Interior Policy 505 DM 2.14 B #4, which allows for award without competition to an applicant if the applicant is uniquely qualified. SWCA is uniquely qualified to perform the Scleoracactus Demographic Monitoring & Distribution Assessment because: -SWCA is recognized for its rare plant expertise by state and federal agencies in the Uinta Basin, and has an expert botanical team that has been conducting Sclerocactus brevispinus and S. wetlandicus surveys and monitoring in the Uinta Basin since 2004. -SWCA botanists J. Hope Hornbeck and Lynda Sperry have nearly 10 years of combined survey and habitat assessment experience in the Uinta Basin. In 2008, Hope and Lynda worked with the USFWS, BLM, and Utah Natural Heritage Program on the development of a monitoring and reclamation plan for Sclerocactus spp. in the Uinta Basin. -The habitat assessment and demographic monitoring protocols proposed in 2008 were further developed in 2011 to assess data needs for demographic modeling of Sclerocactus species. Specific life stages have been identified as critical to the long-term viability of Sclerocactus populations and have been incorporated into the demographic monitoring plan. The Sclerocactus brevispinus demographic model currently in development requires a minimum of four years of demographic data to be statistically supported. Longer-term demographic studies will further support demographic modeling results and are needed to identify demographic trends in response to stochastic events such as short-term climatic cycles, disease and predation events, and changes to habitat conditions. -SWCA has developed a statistically rigorous sampling scheme and demographic monitoring protocols specific to the elusive nature and cryptic life stages of Sclerocactus species over the past four years.
Federal Grant Title: Sclerocactus Demographic Monitoring and Distribution Assessment
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: FWS-R6-SCLEROCACTUS
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.657
CFDA Descriptions: Endangered Species Conservation - Recovery Implementation Funds
Current Application Deadline: Aug 16, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Aug 16, 2011
Posted Date: Aug 15, 2011
Creation Date: Aug 15, 2011
Archive Date: Sep 15, 2011
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This is a notice of intent to award this agreement as a single source agreement to SWCA Environmental Consultants for the purpose of long-term monitoring to statistically quantify population demographic processes and habitat characteristics for Pariette cactus (Sclerocactus brevispinus) and Uinta Basin hookless cactus (Sclerocactus wetlandicus).
Grant Announcement Contact
Andrea Meyer Contracting Officer

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