: Conduct Intensive Bat Population Surveys to Assess the Impacts of White Nose Syndrome in Parks of the National Capital Region

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Funding Opportunity ID:296989
Opportunity Number:P17AS00761
Opportunity Title:: Conduct Intensive Bat Population Surveys to Assess the Impacts of White Nose Syndrome in Parks of the National Capital Region
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Employment, Labor and Training
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.945
Eligible Applicants:Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code:DOI-NPS
Agency Name:Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Posted Date:Aug 31, 2017
Close Date:Sep 08, 2017 This funding opportunity is to provide public notice of NPS’s intention to fund the following project activities without full and open competition. Notice of Intent to Award, not a request for applications
Last Updated Date:Aug 31, 2017
Award Ceiling: $85,599
Award Floor: $1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $85,599
Expected Number of Awards:1
Description:Most WNS-impacted bat species, i.e., the threatened northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), the endangered Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) and the petitioned little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) and tri-colored bat (Perimyotis subflavus) have experienced precipitous declines in the NCR parks of the mid-Atlantic and central Appalachians. However, there is documentation of maternity colonies of northern long-eared bats at ROCR and Indiana bats at nearby Fort A.P. Hill. This, along with presence of juveniles indicative of reproductive success suggest that ROCR and PRWI still support residual and viable populations of northern long-eared bats. Moreover, there is some evidence of regional overwintering from the Fall Line east in the mid-Atlantic. Therefore, we will conduct continual intensive mist-netting at ROCR and PRWI to maximize opportunities to document and delineate maternity activity, as well as to begin investigations of possible overwinter use if fall and winter acoustics in 2016-2017 show evidence of presence in the area.
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