Assessing Status of Residual Populations of Threatened Bats

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Funding Opportunity ID: 319474
Opportunity Number: P19AS00501
Opportunity Title: Assessing Status of Residual Populations of Threatened Bats
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.945
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility: Notice of Intent to Award. This is NOT a request for application. This funding announcement is to provide public notice that the National Park Service will fund the following project under a already competed Cooperative Agreement with Virginia Polytechnic and State University.
Agency Code: DOI-NPS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Posted Date: Aug 13, 2019
Close Date: Aug 23, 2019 Notice of Intent to Award. This is NOT a request for application. This funding announcement is to provide public notice that the National Park Service will fund the following project under a already competed Cooperative Agreement with Virginia Polytechnic and State University.
Last Updated Date: Aug 13, 2019
Award Ceiling: $72,500
Award Floor: $1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $72,500
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: IRock Creek Park (ROCR) is one of only two NPS units with successful maternity colonies of the threatened northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis, MYSE). This project will document: post-WNS roost location and type, extent of non-random assorting social networks, reproductive output to assess viability and population status, and to inform regional conservation guidelines. Additionally, artificial roost structures preferentially used by MYSE will be placed in a variety of habitat conditions at and near known MYSE maternity activity to facilitate juvenile recruitment and overwinter survival counts. Roost structures will allow ROCR to band more MYSE, collect tissue for genetics, obtain fungal swabs, record echolocations to document activity patterns and provide more MYSE to track to natural roosts and foraging habitat via radio-tracking due to frequent roost-switching. Lastly, funding will be used to continue DOI-led bat outreach sessions at ROCR and to develop monitoring workshops for NPS and other agency staff.
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