BLM-CO Fisheries, Aquatic Resource Management, and Riparian Restoration


Funding Opportunity ID: 325559
Opportunity Number: L20AS00084
Opportunity Title: BLM-CO Fisheries, Aquatic Resource Management, and Riparian Restoration
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.244
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOI-BLM
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
Posted Date: Mar 18, 2020
Close Date: May 20, 2020
Last Updated Date: Mar 18, 2020
Award Ceiling: $75,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $150,000
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Description: The Colorado State Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wishes to partner with a variety of cooperators to accomplish these objectives. Funding is available to perform activities described herein on the watersheds within the jurisdiction of lands managed by BLM Colorado. Potential projects under this funding opportunity announcement may include watershed management activities that address water supply needs, water quality concerns, and restoration needs that will benefit multiple water uses (e.g., agricultural, municipal, tribal, environmental, and recreation). BLM Colorado has opportunities to work with partner organizations to accomplish goals of the BLM Aquatic Habitat Management that include, but are not limited to, such things as: 1. Development and/or implementation of watershed management plans. 2. Increased local capacity to protect and enhance aquatic habitat, water quality, promote water conservation, and sustain the present health of the watershed. 3. Improvements in the resiliency of ecosystems, communities, and economies in the watershed. 4. Improvements in the hydraulic and geomorphic conditions of streams. 5. Removal of invasive plants and animals to enhance fish habitat, water quality and the physical characteristics of the stream. 6. Inventory, modernize and/or develop infrastructure such as culverts and diversion structures in order to improve fish and other aquatic organism passage. 7. Provide a forum for enhanced communication among diverse stakeholder groups along the watershed. 8. Conserve and enhance aquatic and riparian habitats for native and desired non-native species. 9. Provide resources for recreational and subsistence fishing opportunities including increasing public access and infrastructure, such as fishing piers, for public enjoyment and outreach, education and job mentoring activities for youth, families, and veterans. 10. Protect and stabilize both lotic and lentic aquatic and riparian habitats. 11. Implement projects to reduce erosion, salinity and sediments. 12. Collect and analyze water resources data needed to maintain, protect and restore water resources effectively. 13. Inventory, assess, monitor, and improve aquatic, riparian, and wetland habitat quality and quantity. 14. Address the immediate threats from aquatic invasive species, including quagga and zebra mussels. 15. Influencing water temperature or improving the timing or volume of available flows at particular locations to improve aquatic conditions. 16. Monitor surface and groundwater quality. 17. Manage geospatial and biometric data. 18. Conduct baseline inventories and assessments critical to many public land uses and ongoing monitoring programs. 19. Engage citizen-scientists and students in monitoring and directed research of various BLM dependent aquatic and riparian species and their habitats. 20. Develop and assist with Bureau aquatic invasive programs including: mapping, control, prevention, education, data analysis, ecological modeling and risk assessments, biosecurity, eDNA surveillance, etc For more information on how to apply, please visit to download a full announcement, instructions, and application package.
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