Invasive Species Management for Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Request for Statements of Interest to identify potential investigators to provide Invasive Species Control and Management for Maxwell-Gunter AFB and to facilitate successful implementation of 16 U.S.C. § 670(c) (1) – (SIKES ACT).
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:
ELIGIBILITY: This funding opportunity is ONLY available for CESU Studies Units under the Piedmont–South Atlantic Coast, Gulf Coast, & Southern Appalachian Mountains Units.
Department of Defense Fort Worth District
Jul 10, 2021
Aug 11, 2021
Last Updated Date:
Jul 10, 2021
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Project Title: Invasive Species Control and Management for Maxwell-Gunter AFB,AL. Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by AFCEC which provides professional and technical support for Maxwell-Gunter AFB in order to facilitate successful implementation of the 16 USC 670c-1 Sikes Act. Approximately $51,500. is expected to be available to support this project during the base period. Additional funding may be available for follow on work in subsequent fiscal years to the successful Recipient/ Awardee, subject to the availability of funds. Background: The Maxwell-Gunter AFB environmental programs ensure military mission activities are conducted in compliance with all applicable environmental laws, regulations and policies. Article I B of the master agreement states the objectives of the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) are to: provide research, technical assistance and education to federal land management, environmental and research agencies and their potential partners; develop a program of research, technical assistance and education that involves the biological, physical, social sciences needed to address resource issues and interdisciplinary problem-solving at multiple scales and in an ecosystem context at the local, regional, and national level; and place special emphasis on the working collaboration among federal agencies and universities and their related partner institutions. Brief Description of Anticipated Work: In order to perform this work successfully, the cooperator must have capabilities to support on site goals and objectives at Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama. In agreement with the above stated goals, the recipient/cooperator (hereafter Cooperator) agrees to perform Mandatory/Anchor Task 1: Treatment and Removal of lnvasive Species. Execute large-scale eradication efforts in accordance with the 2 004 Management and Restoration Plan for Non-Native Species Control on Maxwell Air Force Base, Gunter Air Force Base and Maxwell Gunter Lake Martin Recreation Area. Once the Invasive Species Treatment Plan is complete this will be the guidance to follow. Eradication efforts would include, but not limited to, killing and/or cutting and removing thick stands of mature tallow trees, bamboo, mimosa, privet, and other invasive species in accordance with the management plan. Adherence to the management plan is required and any planned deviations from the pan must be approved prior to execution of the deviations. Work will include, but not be limited to: – Follow-up/maintenance treatment of bamboo removal areas, combination of mechanical and herbicide.- Follow-up treatment for one previously cleared plot, removal of Chinese tallow trees.- Initial removal of additional plot( s) of Chinese tallow trees.- Spot treatment of other scattered invasives (Japanese climbing fem, kudzu, privet, etc.)- Maintenance of areas cleared of invasives around outdoor recreational access points.- Treatment of aquatic invasives in base lakes (according to survey results and management plan)Period of Performance. The base period of agreement will extend 12 months from award. Four optional periods extending for 12 months are anticipated pending availability of funds. Note: A full study proposal and proposed budget are NOT requested at this time.Please send responses or direct questions to: Sandy Justman Grants Specialist USACE Ft. Worth District [email protected] Office: (817) 886-1073 J. Grant HarrisonProject ManagerUSACE Ft. Worth District [email protected]: (817) 886-1583Cell: (817) 266-3001Timeline for Review of Statements of Interest: The RSOI is required to be posted for at least 30 days prior to the Government making a decision and requesting full proposals. Responses due by 5:00 P.M., Central Time, on 11 August 2021.
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