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Bureau of Land Management Utah Wildlife Resource Management Program – US

Bureau of Land Management Utah Wildlife Resource Management Program – US

Deadline: 19-Apr-2024The Bureau of Land Management Utah is inviting applications for the Wildlife Resource Management Program.

The Wildlife Resource Management Program fulfils the Department of the Interior visions of improving the management of wildlife and their habitats, and upholding trust and related responsibilities.The Wildlife Program is responsible for administering program activities that support maintaining functioning wildlife habitats, developing, and implementing restoration projects, and the inventory and monitoring of priority habitats and species to track trends and use on public lands.The BLM Utah Wildlife Program’s priority work includes:
  • Identifying and supporting projects that address wildlife habitat restoration that are in alignment with restoration landscapes, address habitat land health standards, and improving habitat connectivity supporting wildlife migration such as big game, and migratory birds.Projects the support collaborations with State and Tribal Wildlife agencies to address data gaps, implement coordinated landscape or regional monitoring to inform populations status and trend tied to public lands administered by BLM.Support projects that will assist BLM with using existing assessments or data to understand climate change impacts on landscape or priority ecosystems important to achieving short and long terms habitat objectives, for example, water availability during extended droughts, or new or emerging impacts for invasives species.Inventory of priority wildlife species and habitats to inform distribution, condition, trend, and utilization of wildlife and special status plant resources to inform preparation of environmental impact statements (EIS’s), environmental assessments (EA’s), resource management plans (RMP’s), activity plans, and certain resource management authorizations.Identifying regional or landscape restoration opportunities that address or incorporate priority habitat desired outcomes, and/or address habitat connectivity (such as grassland, woodlands, dunes, deserts, riparian, and wetland areas) for priority wildlife populations that depend on BLM managed lands. Projects should support resiliency on the landscape, including seasonal habitats.
  • The BLM Utah Wildlife Program has an opportunity to work with partner organizations to assist with national or regional efforts across State boundaries for the following:
  • Contributing to the above-Program focuses.Focusing on implementing activities that meet the goals and objective of BLM Strategic Plans for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and Pollinator Conservation, BLM Resource Management Plans, and Conservations plans that maintain or restore habitats for upland game, waterfowl, big game, pollinators, sensitives species, and watchable wildlife species.Conserving priority wildlife habitat (vegetation communities, water resources, or connectivity) or reducing threats to habitat or species.Monitoring and inventorying wildlife populations and habitats to provide complete, current, and accurate information on the distribution, abundance, and habitat of wildlife that depend on BLM managed public lands to increase professional and public knowledge and understanding of these resources.Assessing wildlife habitat and verifying the achievement of resource management goals and objectives.
  • Funding Information
  • Estimated Total Funding: $300,000Expected Award Amount
    • Maximum Award: $200,000Minimum Award: $50,000
    Anticipated Award Funding and Dates: Projects cannot be funded for more than a five-year periodAnticipated Number of Awards: 2
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • State governmentsCounty governmentsCity or township governmentsSpecial district governmentsIndependent school districtsPublic and State controlled institutions of higher educationNative American tribal governments (Federally recognized)Public housing authorities/Indian housing authoritiesNative American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher educationNonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher educationPrivate institutions of higher educationIndividuals and For-Profit Organizations are ineligible to apply for awards under this NOFO.
  • For more information, visit Grants.gov.

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