BLM CA King Range National Conservation Area Youth Nicks Interns

“The programs primary goal is to expose local youth to conservation careers through. This is achieved by offering them the experience, confidence, and skills to get involved in community efforts to restore local watersheds as well as opportunities to explore resource management careers with government agencies. It strengthens rural communities through education, workforce, and economic development. The Bureau of Land Management and partner agencies provide resource professionals to mentor interns as they complete public land restoration and recreation projects. The program is funded through BLM, private fundraising, and grants. Participants have gone on to pursue a variety of successful careers including natural resource management.”


  • Funding Number– L16AS00029
  • Award Ceiling– $200,000
  • Number of Expected Grant Awards– 1
  • Closing Date– Apr 2, 2016
  • Eligible Applicants– Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
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  • Additional Help and Information– GMO Leona Parker, (530) 252-5338,


BLM (Arizona), Interpretive Association, Arizona Strip District, Arizona

“The Arizona Strip District has been working with an interpretive association since 1994. We require an interpretive association to assist with providing information to the public in the St. George and Kanab, Utah areas. The Arizona Strip District (BLM), St. George Field Office Project (1) (BLM), and Kanab Field Office (BLM) Project (2) require the services of interpretive association(s) to provide public information and respond to public inquiries in BLM offices in St. George, Kanab, and at the Paria Contact Station. This assistance agreement will provide the various interpretive services necessary to conduct day-to-day business with the public in selling and producing interpretive products and programs, directing volunteers and employees to provide information and directions to the public and serving as the agenciesâ¿¿ intermediary with the public. b. Objectives: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District (including the Arizona Strip Field Office Vermilion Cliffs National Monument and the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument) and the St. George Field Office require a cooperating interpretive association and will enter into an assistance agreement (AA) with an interpretive association (IA) to assist and support the BLMs educational and interpretive activities and programs by providing educational products and services to the public through interpretive and educational programs, volunteer programs, and retail sales. The IA may also assist the BLM with fee collection and other appropriate projects. The IA will provide services in an interagency visitor center. The BLM and other agencies manage public lands in southern Utah and northern Arizona which incorporate world-renowned scenic vistas, designated wilderness areas, national trails, national monuments, national conservation areas, as well as other natural and cultural resources of interest to the American public. These areas include: Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument; Vermilion Cliffs National Monument; Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area; Red Cliffs National Conservation Area; the Arizona National Scenic Trail; the Old Spanish National Historic Trail; and eligible and suitable wild and scenic river segments of the Paria and Virgin rivers. This astounding landscape requires focused efforts to provide conservation, interpretation, stewardship and educational materials through applicable agreements between agencies and cooperating interpretive associations.”


  • Funding Number– L16AS00026
  • Award Ceiling– $175,000
  • Number of Expected Grant Awards– 2
  • Closing Date– Mar 28, 2016
  • Eligible Applicants– Unrestricted
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  • Additional Help and Information– Grants Management Officer Eddie W Bell Jr, (602) 417-9268,

BLM Nevada 2017 Challenge Cost Share Program All projects

“The BLM is interested in partnering with recipients to implement a variety of CCS projects that may include resource inventory, monitoring, environmental education, habitat and plant community restoration, cultural site protection, special status species management, and recreation management.”

  • Funding Number– L16AS00028
  • Award Ceiling– $50,000
  • Number of Expected Grant Awards– 15
  • Closing Date– Mar 29, 2016
  • Eligible Applicants– Unrestricted
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  • Additional Help and Information– Grants and Agreements Specialist Gretchen Eykelbosh, (775) 861-6740,

Argus Beach Monitoring System

“The US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (USACE) intends to enter into a cooperative agreement to assist with nearshore data collection at the Mouth of the Columbia River (MCR). An Argus Beach Monitoring System (ABMS) will be placed at the North Head to monitor the wave environment and changes to the nearshore berms and jetties. The data and monitoring supports the long-term implementation of the MCR Regional Sediment Management Plan, as well as providing real-time conditions of the Federal Navigation Channel, North Jetty, Jetty A, Shallow Water Site, and North Jetty Site. Data analysis allows the Corps to track the sediment movement in the nearshore environment. The preferred partner in the agreement will be qualified to provide technical data collection and analysis and must have experience in volatile areas such as the Mouth of the Columbia River. This cooperative agreement is awarded pursuant to 33 USC 2326b – Sediment Management Data collection will be performed at the Mouth of the Columbia River.”

  • Funding Number– NWP-16-0001
  • Award Ceiling– $95,450
  • Number of Expected Grant Awards– 1
  • Closing Date– Feb 10, 2016
  • Eligible Applicants– Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
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  • Additional Help and Information– Ryan McClimon, Contract Specialist, Phone 503-808-4609,


Wetlands Mitigation Banking Program

“The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), works with farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners nationwide to identify and address natural resource objectives in balance with operational goals to benefit soil, water, wildlife, and related natural resources locally, regionally, and nationally. The purpose of this notice is to announce the availability of Wetland Mitigation Banking Program grant funds for the development and establishment of mitigation banks and banking opportunities solely for agricultural producers with wetlands subject to the Wetland Conservation Compliance provisions of the 1985 Food Security Act (as amended). NRCS has up to $9 million available for obligation through a nationwide competitive process. The maximum grant award is $1 million. Agreements governing the establishment of mitigation banks will last for up to 5 years in duration. NRCS will accept proposals from eligible entities that include federally recognized Indian Tribes, State and local units of government, for-profit entities, and nongovernmental organizations. Proposals will be accepted from applicants in any of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Caribbean Area (Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), and the Pacific Islands Area (Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). NRCS will give priority to proposals from geographic areas with significant numbers of cropped agricultural wetlands. This notice identifies the objectives, eligibility criteria, and application instructions for mitigation bank proposals. Proposals will be screened for completeness and compliance with the provisions of this notice. Incomplete and noncompliant proposals will be eliminated from the competitive ranking process, and notification of elimination will be sent to the applicant. Selected applicants will work directly with NRCS to develop a mitigation banking instrument that will establish an operational bank, and offer mitigation credits to interested USDA program participants for the purposes of addressing wetland conservation compliance. Program funds cannot be used to acquire any interest in land, including an interest acquired through an easement.”


  • Funding Number– USDA-NRCS-NHQ-WMBP-16-01
  • Award Ceiling– $1,000,000
  • Number of Expected Grant Awards– 20
  • Closing Date– Mar 18, 2016  Applications must be received by 5pm, EST.
  • Eligible Applicants– City or township governments
    Special district governments
    Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
    State governments
    For profit organizations other than small businesses
    Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
    County governments
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  • Additional Help and Information– Frankie Comfort Grants & Agreements Specialist, Phone 202-720-0242, Email

Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Chesapeake Watershed CESU

“The purpose of the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK) funding opportunity is to evaluate elk movement and connectivity data to attempt to predict species range shifts. Invasive species, emerging diseases, and species’ range shifts due to climate change are three central issues that will drive future biological diversity, as well as human and ecosystem health. In order to understand and predict the spatio-temporal dynamics of natural, invasive, or pathogen population, it must be defined how they are connected to one another. Landscape connectivity has been studied using dispersal, gene flow, and habitat selection data; however, it has been noted that empirically measured dispersal data combined with models of spatial spread often predict slower range expansion than are actually observed. Therefore, the Center would like to assess the potential for three different proposed projects to aid in developing a better understanding of the spatial spread of brucellosis in elk around the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: 1) linking seasonal elk movements to Brucella abortus genetic connectivity; correlating Brucella abortus genetic connectivity with habitat covariates; and Correlating elk dispersal events with habitat covariates. Upon assessing the feasibility and partner interest in the projects mentioned above, the Center will conduct preliminary analysis on at least one of the proposed projects.”


  • Funding Number– G16AS00030
  • Award Ceiling– $24,675
  • Number of Expected Grant Awards– 1
  • Closing Date– Feb 12, 2016
  • Eligible Applicants– This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program. CESU’s are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.
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  • Additional Help and Information– Faith Graves, 703-648-7356,

Sonoran Joint Venture Migratory Bird Program

“The Sonoran Joint Venture (SJV) Awards Program supports the investigation and conservation of birds and their habitats within SJV boundaries by providing funds through a competitive program.”

  • Funding Number– F16AS00093
  • Award Ceiling– $10,000
  • Number of Expected Grant Awards
  • Closing Date– Feb 12, 2016
  • Eligible Applicants– Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
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  • Additional Help and Information– Budget/Grants Analyst FWS R2 MBO Sara Williams, 505 248-7462,

Wildlife Without Borders: Central America 2016

“Central America possesses one of the richest concentrations of species and ecosystem diversity on Earth. The region’s forests serve as irreplaceable flyways for migratory birds, provide important watershed and ecosystem services, and reduce the severity of climate change impacts. Unfortunately, despite tremendous progress over the last two decades, Central America today remains among the most threatened biodiversity hotspots with one of the highest land conversion and deforestation rates in the world. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) works closely with national governments, U.S. agencies, and a range of other partners to ensure a strategic, results-based approach to conserving priority species, habitats and ecological processes across landscapes with high biodiversity value in Central America. With the region currently suffering from drought due to an El Nino event of nearly unprecedented severity, protecting wildlife and forests is a critical element in securing food sources, livelihoods and sustainable economic growth. USFWS is providing this funding opportunity to reduce threats to key species and ecosystems in Central America and to strengthen the requisite individual and institutional capacity to sustain conservation programs in the long-term. Project activities should take place in Central America. If work is to be conducted in the United States, the proposal must show a clear impact on biodiversity conservation in Central America to be eligible…” [Continued on Grant Information Page]


  • Funding Number– F16AS00087
  • Award Ceiling– $100,000
  • Number of Expected Grant Awards– 12
  • Closing Date– April 1, 2016
  • Eligible Applicants
    Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
    Private institutions of higher education
    Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
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  • Additional Help and Information–Brian Hayum, 703-358-1885,

BLM OR-WA: Beaty Butte Wild Horse Gather, Fertility Control, and Training Assistance Program, Lakeview District, OR

“Wild horses and burros are American icons and living symbols of the historic pioneer spirit of the American West. The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 provides the Secretary with the authority to enter into cooperative agreements with other organizations and agencies in order to appropriately manage and maintain healthy wild horse and burro populations on public lands. This responsibility falls on the Department of the Interiorâ¿¿s Bureau of Land Management (BLM). There are more than 1,200 wild horses ranging on Beaty Butte Heard Management Area (HMA) which is about 1,000 more than the BLM-determined maximum number of wild horses the land can support while also providing for other uses. To help protect the health and sustainability of the wild horse population, the BLM intends to support gathering the HMA down to the low end of the appropriate management level (AML) and is seeking a partner to assist with the yearly bait-trap gathering of horses to maintain AML and provide facilities and personnel to help train and better prepare wild horses removed from the HMA for adoption. This program will support the management of wild horses by keeping the HMA within AML without the use of large helicopter gathers and costly long-term holding. Recipients should be prepared to provide all necessary staff and expertise needed to operate and maintain a wild horse training program, to provide adequate facilities to properly and humanely handle, feed, and care for wild horses, to train wild horses to be ridden (saddle started – including outside riding, the ability to be roped off of, and the ability to be shoed and tolerate other hoof maintenance), to provide adoption opportunities and hold adoption events open to the public at their facility, and to provide for the disposal of deceased animals in accordance with applicable local, State, and Federal laws. The BLM intends to provide assistance and work closely with recipients in: Ground-based capture of wild horses, determining gather trap locations and access, trap monitoring, providing holding and training facilities, administering PZP (porcine zona pellucida) for fertility control, determining which horses should be removed for training and adoption, providing high quality training to captured horses, hosting and advertising adoption events, recruiting adopters, collecting BLM adoption fees, and in the transport of horses, as needed (horses not adopted will be returned to BLM possession). OBJECTIVES: The objective of this program is to successfully capture, treat with PZP (for fertility control), train, and adopt out excess wild horses from the BLM Beaty Butte Heard Management Area in order to maintain the heard management area (HMA) at the optimal appropriate management level (AML). PUBLIC BENEFIT: By maintaining the wild horse populations within their AML a thriving natural ecological balance is maintained improving maintenance of rangeland resources for multiple uses by the public. BLM financial assistance will help increase the number of adopted horses, reduce the number of horses in the HMA, reduce or remove the need for future large gathers, and ultimately reduce the overall cost to the public of managing the Beaty Butte HMA.”

  • Funding Number– L16AS00022
  • Award Ceiling– $300,000
  • Number of Expected Grant Awards– 1
  • Closing Date– Mar 21, 2016
  • Eligible Applicants– Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
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  • Additional Help and Information– Grants Management Officer Bert Ullrey, 503-808-6302,

Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Rocky Mountain CESU


“The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research on the economic value of ecosystem services supported by our nation’s rivers and streams, with a specific focus on those supplied by freshwater mussels in the Upper Delaware River. Not only are mussels filter feeders that provide an essential link in the food chain, but by filtering water through their gills as they feed, they play a critical role in keeping the water clean. This improved water quality in turn supports a range of ecosystem services that contribute to human well-being, including drinking water, recreation, and aesthetics. This is the case in the Upper Delaware River, the last major undammed river in the eastern United States, which provides clean drinking water for 5% of the nation, provides habitat for key threatened, endangered and migratory species, and supports a world class cold water fishery and other recreation such as rafting, boating, and swimming. Although the Upper Delaware River currently represents a healthy ecosystem, future management decisions and land use changes could affect mussel populations and the beneficial services they provide in this region.”


  • Funding Number– G16AS00023
  • Award Ceiling– $198,734
  • Number of Expected Grant Awards– 1
  • Closing Date– Feb 1, 2016
  • Eligible Applicants– Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the Rocky Mountains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.
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  • Additional Help and Information– Faith Graves, 703-648-7356, Grants Specialist