Sentinel Ecology and Pyric Herbivory

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Sentinel Ecology and Pyric Herbivory: The purpose of this study is to develop a Strategic Habitat Conservation program to restore heterogeneity of native plant and animal species based on the evolutionary grazing patterns associated with pyric-herbivory. To restore the totality of native species the focus of monitoring, management and research will be sentinel ecology; sentinel plants (the first to decline at both poles of natural processes) and their dependent food web-the sentinel animals and sentinel habitats associated with these plants. The study will include the UL Bend NWR, surrounding lands on the Charles M Russell NWR, and adjacent lands held by the American Prairie foundation. This study is a continuation of 2 years prior data collection on CMR by staff from the University. Objectives: 1.) Continue data collection and monitoring of patch burned sites to measure plant response to fire and grazing disturbances over time. 2.) Monitor animal movements and measure selectivity and habitat use of past burn areas over time. 3.) Monitor post burn areas and determine amount of use compared to recently burned areas. 4.) Prepare a series of scientific peer reviewed papers that other refuges in Great Plains can use to make management recommendations concerning treatments to promote heterogeneity of habitats.
Federal Grant Title: Sentinel Ecology and Pyric Herbivory
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: FWS-R6-RW092140
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.632
CFDA Descriptions: Conservation Grants Private Stewardship for Imperiled Species
Current Application Deadline: Jun 26, 2009
Original Application Deadline: Jun 26, 2009
Posted Date: Jun 25, 2009
Creation Date: Jun 25, 2009
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $125,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $125,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $25,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This is a single source agreement to be awarded to Oklahoma State University.
Grant Announcement Contact
Andrea Meyer Contract Specialist Phone 303-236-5412

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