New Mexico Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office Fish and Aquatic Conservation


Funding Opportunity ID: 308741
Opportunity Number: F18AS00332
Opportunity Title: New Mexico Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office Fish and Aquatic Conservation
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.608
Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOI-FWS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service
Posted Date: Sep 04, 2018
Close Date: Sep 11, 2018
Last Updated Date: Sep 04, 2018
Award Ceiling: $47,762
Award Floor: $47,762
Estimated Total Program Funding: $47,762
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: Amargo Creek Connectivity and Habitat Enhancement Project The Jicarilla Apache Nation⿿s (Nation) project goal is ⿿Reverse declines in quality and quantity of desert fish habitats to improve overall population status of desert fishes and other aquatic organisms, as well as increase the quality and quantity of fish habitats that support a broad natural diversity of desert fishes and other native aquatic species.⿠Restoring connectivity to the middle reach of Amargo Creek (Lat. 36.945477° Long. -107.062862) with the main stem of the Navajo River will enhance instream habitats to support spawning, rearing, and foraging activities and further the establishment of healthy native fish populations. Limited native fish presence has been documented recently in Amargo Creek, though since a 2013 habitat project re-established the confluence into a natural channel young of year and juvenile Roundtail Chub have been documented utilizing this area every time it has been sampled. Active beaver re-introduction into the middle reaches of Amargo Creek has allowed large pool development and perennial water to the confluence with the Navajo River. To build upon these preliminary outcomes, the following objectives will be implemented: 1) restore ¾ stream miles of the natural channel morphology on Amargo Creek to allow fish passage into once occupied habitats, as well as allow the channel to function in a more natural way to sustain passage; 2) create quality instream habitats within ¾ mile stream reach, and 3) monitor seasonal movement patterns into and through the restoration. Upon completion, an approximate 50% increase in river miles would become available to these fishes and this project would be deemed the largest possible native fish repatriation area available on the Nation⿿s lands.
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