Central Socorro Bosque Restoration Project

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Funding Opportunity ID:308797
Opportunity Number:BOR-UC-18-N016
Opportunity Title:Central Socorro Bosque Restoration Project
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Humanities (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):15.517
Eligible Applicants:State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code:DOI-BOR
Agency Name:Department of the Interior
Bureau of Reclamation
Posted Date:Sep 07, 2018
Close Date:Sep 21, 2018
Last Updated Date:Sep 07, 2018
Award Ceiling:$50,000
Award Floor:$1
Estimated Total Program Funding:$50,000
Expected Number of Awards:1
Description:This project implements a treatment plan for restoration of the Rio Grande Bosque stands. Central Socorro Bosque Restoration Project is a joint project between NM State Forestry and the Bureau of Reclamation. Through the management of crews and different mechanisms the NM State Forestry has implemented this restoration and fuels reduction project using NM funding. This project efforts are needed for conserving and protecting the endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher and the threatened Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo on the Middle Rio Grande. The primary purpose of this project is to implement a treatment plan for restoration of Rio Grande Bosque stands, primarily between the Socorro North Flood Control Feature and the Brown Arroyo Outflow. This project is a joint effort using funding appropriated by the 2017 NM State Legislature and land use permits issued by the BOR and environmental consultation and assistance from the BOR to implement on the ground from technical experts. This project is intended to improve fire protection through fuels reduction and improve habitat for multiple species to include endangered birds using the flyway. The project will consist of 3 distinct treatment types followed by planting of native species where soils and water table depth are favorable. The overlying treatment will consist of removal of primarily Tamarisk (Salt Cedar) and Russian Olive, with some Elm (sps), Mulberry, and Tree-of-heaven seedlings, saplings and trees. The three primary treatment types to be complete by the recipient are: Mechanical removal of the target species using chainsaws and hand crews followed by an initial herbicide treatment and then a follow-up treatment within 6 months. Mechanical removal of the target species using masticators followed by an initial herbicide treatment and then a follow-up treatment within 6 months. Mechanical removal of the target species using track hoes with hydraulic “thumbs” to “pluck and pile” the target species followed by an initial herbicide treatment and then a follow-up treatment within 6 months. Following the completion of the initial removal of the target species and initial herbicide treatment, planting of cottonwood and willow poles and native shrub, forb, and grass species will be initiated where applicable based on soil types, availability to ground water and slash/ mastication depth.
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