Coeur d'Alene Basin Agriculture to Wetland Conversion Easements

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Funding Opportunity ID:310294
Opportunity Number:F19AS00042
Opportunity Title:Coeur d'Alene Basin Agriculture to Wetland Conversion Easements
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):15.658
Eligible Applicants:Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code:DOI-FWS
Agency Name:Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service
Posted Date:Nov 08, 2018
Close Date:Nov 15, 2018 This is a notification of intent to award a single source cooperative agreement to Inland Northwest Land Conservancy. The recipient has already been selected.
Last Updated Date:Nov 08, 2018
Award Ceiling:$1,244,000
Award Floor:$1,244,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$1,244,000
Expected Number of Awards:1
Description:Federal Program: Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office, Spokane, WashingtonCatalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 15.658Authorizing Legislation: The Coeur d'Alene Basin Natural Resource Trustees acting on behalf of the public have finalized a Restoration Plan/Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision, which authorizes the expenditure of settlement funds to restore, replace, rehabilitate, and/or acquire the equivalent of natural resources injured by the release of hazardous substances.This project will conserve agricultural properties in the Coeur d'Alene River Basin, Idaho by establishing perpetual conservation easements, which will allow for conversion to natural functioning wetlands. This will in turn provide habitat for migratory waterfowl and other wetland dependent wildlife. The agricultural properties are drained wetlands that currently support grazing and limited crop production. This aligns with the Secretary's priorities by improving infrastructure that will allow for more efficient water management and reduce risks of flooding while providing wildlife habitat.This project award is for $1,244,000 and is a five-year cooperative agreement with a timeframe from November, 2018 to November, 2023. The Service will be substantially involved through continued negotiations with private landowners, awarding and managing agreements necessary to execute the conservation easements, and acting as liaison to the Trustee Council. This is a single source selection due to a pre-established relationship with private landowners who have previously committed to selling a conservation easement to this particular entity. This organization has already invested a substantial amount of time and resources to develop this relationship and opportunity.
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