Landbird, Vegetation, and Water Resource Monitoring in CHDN Parks

The objective of this agreement is to partner with TAS to support collaborative ecosystem monitoring on Chihuahuan Desert parks.

Specifically, TAS experts will conduct bird community surveys at Big Bend NP.

In addition, TAS experts will conduct upland vegetation (native and invasive) monitoring

at Amistad NRA, Big Bend NP, Carlsbad Caverns NP, Fort Davis NHS, Guadalupe Mountains NP, and White Sands NM.

Finally, TAS experts will populate a shared groundwater database and conduct seeps/springs monitoring at Amistad NRA, Big Bend NP, Carlsbad Caverns NP, Guadalupe Mountains NP, and White Sands NM.

Field data collection will follow accepted, published monitoring protocols.

TAS staff will also process all field data, voucher any new plant species, and conduct data quality assurance/quality control procedures on the resulting data.

In conjunction, with NPS scientists and other TAS taxon experts, the TAS field technicians will contribute towards annual reports and public information products.
Agency: Department of the Interior

Office: National Park Service

Estimated Funding: $69,337


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Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-301.html

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U. S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply.

Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U. S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.

Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are not allowed.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-301.html

Contact:
NIH OER WebmasterFBOWebmaster@OD.NIH.GOV

Agency Email Description:
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Agency Email:
FBOWebmaster@OD.NIH.GOV

Date Posted:
2017-06-13

Application Due Date:
2017-08-09

Archive Date:
2017-06-23



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