Acquatic Connectivity


Funding Opportunity ID: 296488
Opportunity Number: F17AS00400
Opportunity Title: Acquatic Connectivity
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.678
Eligible Applicants: State governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOI-FWS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service
Posted Date: Aug 14, 2017
Close Date: Aug 21, 2017
Last Updated Date: Aug 14, 2017
Award Ceiling: $80,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $800,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: NOTICE OF INTENT â¿¿ This Funding Announcement is not a request for applications. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is proposing a collaborative effort to build a decision support tool for the conservation and management of aquatic species in the southeast. The Southeastern United States contains some of the most diverse aquatic biota in the world. The streams and rivers on which this biota depends are valuable conservation and economic resources. However, the ecological health of these rivers is threatened by human activities and climate change. The SARPâ¿¿s Southeast Aquatic Habitat Plan identifies fragmentation of streams and rivers by dams and other barriers as a primary threat to the health of resident and anadromous fish species in southern rivers. Conservation success in the region requires an assessment of the degree of fragmentation of streams and rivers and potential impacts on fish populations. With a connectivity assessment, conservation actions can be prioritized and resources efficiently applied to removing or remediating barriers and connecting fish to the habitats they require to complete their life cycles. SARP and its partners, including the US Fish and Wildlife Service, identified a need for a comprehensive dataset of fish barrier locations, attributes, and links to basic river maps. Recent efforts to meet these needs through various partnerships and funding mechanisms across the Southeast provide the opportunity to begin developing science-based, user-friendly tools to support conservation decisions by the Fish and Wildlife Service, State wildlife agencies and others.
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