Control Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer and Fusarium dieback on parklands in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

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Funding Opportunity ID: 297415
Opportunity Number: P17AS00829
Opportunity Title: Control Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer and Fusarium dieback on parklands in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.944
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-NPS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Posted Date: Sep 14, 2017
Close Date: Sep 30, 2017 Not a request for applications: NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD. This funding announcement is to provide public notice that the National Park Service will fund the following project under an existing Cooperative Agreement with RCD SMM
Last Updated Date: Sep 14, 2017
Award Ceiling: $60,600
Award Floor: $1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $60,600
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB, Euwallacea sp.) is a recent introduction into southern California from Southeast Asia that carries and cultivates a Fusarium fungus that has the potential to severely debilitate or kill almost all the native trees that occur in the Santa Monica Mountains (SMM). Since its discovery east of the SMM in 2004, the PSHB has, particularly since 2012, spread westward and has recently been found in the central SMM. The Resource Conservation District of the SMM (RCD) has served as lead in monitoring and controlling PSHB infestations in the SMM. The purpose of this agreement is for the NPS to partner with RCD in implementing surveys and immediate removal of infected trees. Funds provided will primarily support tree quarantine and removal work. Efforts will be successful if ingression of PSHB / Fusarium dieback into the SMM is contained to a few isolated locations with low vegetation impact until such time as an effective biological control measure is developed. Personnel from RCD and NPS will collaborate to survey and monitor for occurrences of the PSHB / Fusarium dieback and when infestations are found on public lands in and adjacent to the SMM, will: â¿¢ Prioritize infestations for treatment based on ecological impact and potential to spread. â¿¢ Based on current research and management recommendations, prescribe, implement, and evaluate site specific procedures for removal of infested branches and trees.
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