BLM-(MT/Dks)- Documentation for improved Paleontology Resource Management


Funding Opportunity ID: 295607
Opportunity Number: L17AS00217
Opportunity Title: BLM-(MT/Dks)- Documentation for improved Paleontology Resource Management
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.224
Eligible Applicants: 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:
Agency Code: DOI-BLM
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
Posted Date: Jul 17, 2017
Close Date: Sep 14, 2017
Last Updated Date: Jul 17, 2017
Award Ceiling: $21,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $21,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: Background: BLM is mandated to manage paleontological resources using scientific principles and expertise. Also, the Paleontology Resources Preservation Act (PRPA) requires that agencies develop plans for inventory, monitoring, and the scientific and educational use of paleontological resources. To help fulfill those mandates, the BLM is seeking a partner to help with miscellaneous and periodic inventory, monitoring, education, and other resource-related activities. Objectives: Through this project, the BLM seeks to establish a partnership to assist in the management of paleontological resources from BLM land in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Over the course of this agreement many and varied projects might be undertaken that will assist both the BLM and project recipient to achieve goals of resource management and educational outreach. Projects could include, but are not be limited to the following: 1) Conducting survey and inventory across BLM land, including areas of special designation like National Land Conservation System (NLCS) lands, or Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). 2) Geologic map work related to developing and improving the Potential Fossil Yield Classification (PFYC) system. 3) Youth and adult education, such as National Fossil Day events, or the involvement of the public in field and laboratory experiences will be considered, and 4) Other projects that aid in the management of paleontological resources. The initial project identified for this Agreement will be the survey of Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) across several field office areas in Montana. The purpose of this survey will be to identify paleontological potential and develop recommendations for management. This project will provide opportunity for the partner to provide educational and outreach opportunities, maximizing the benefit to the partner organization and the public. Public Benefit: The resulting tools, information and educational opportunities from this project will directly benefit the public and will aid in the management of paleontological resources. This project will enable these resources to be of maximum benefit to the public and to science.
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