Request for Statements of Interest to identify potential investigators to provide Natural Resources Support, Holloman AFB, NM and to facilitate successful implementation of 16 U.S.C. § 670(c) (1) – (SIKES ACT).
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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”
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ELIGIBILITY: This funding opportunity is ONLY available for CESU Studies Units under the Desert Southwest, Gulf Coast, & Colorado Plateau CESUs.
Department of Defense Fort Worth District
Jul 09, 2021
Aug 11, 2021
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Jul 09, 2021
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Project Title: Natural Resources Support, Holloman AFB, NMResponses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by Holloman AFB (HAFB), NM which provides professional and technical support for its Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) in order to facilitate successful implementation of the Sikes Act [16 USC 670c-1]. $311,946 is expected to be available to support Tasks 1,2,5, & 6 in the Base Year of this project. Additional funding may beavailable for follow on work in subsequent 4 Option Years.Background:The Holloman AFB (HAFB) natural resources program ensures 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 CESU are to: provide research, technicalassistance 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 amongfederal agencies and universities and their related partner institutions.Note: Must be a non-federal partner in the CESU Network or a not-for-profit, non-federal entity to be qualified to be considered.Brief Description of Anticipated Work:This research focuses on the following objectives:1) Task 1 – Conduct vegetation management and maintenance of the Holloman Wetland Complex Area (HWCA).2) Task 2 – Continue long-term monitoring of established sites for wetland birds at Holloman Wastewater Evaporation Pond and Lagoon G during migratory and breeding seasons.3) Task 3 – Support HAFB in implementing its INRMP as directed in the Sikes Act and AFMAN 32-7003.4) Task 4 – Species management to include studies and surveys on the following:a. Batsb. White Sands Pupfishc. Burrowing Owld. Various Threatened & Endangered Speciese. Neotropical Migrant Birdsf. Various Mammals (to include coyotes, wolves, foxes, etc.g. Raptorsh. Herpetology (lizards & amphibians)5) Task 5 – Habitat management to include studies and surveys on the following:a. Burrowing Owl habitatb. Chihuahuan Desert habitat6) Task 6 – Invasive species management (including noxious weeds & Salt Cedar)Period of Performance. The base period of this agreement will extend one year from award. Four option periods extending for one year are anticipated pending funds.Please send responses or direct questions to:USACESandra Justman Contract SpecialistCESWF-CTEmail: [email protected]: 817-886-1073AndUSACEJ. Grant HarrisonCESU Project [email protected] for Review of Statements of Interest: The RSOI are required to be out for a minimum of 10 working days. Review of Statements of Interest will begin 11 AUG 2021.
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