Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit,Colorado Plateau CESU


Funding Opportunity ID: 295901
Opportunity Number: G17AS00119
Opportunity Title: Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit,Colorado Plateau CESU
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.808
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program. CESUâ¿¿s are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the Colorado Plateau Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.
Agency Code: DOI-USGS1
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Geological Survey
Posted Date: Jul 27, 2017
Close Date: Aug 11, 2017
Last Updated Date: Jul 27, 2017
Award Ceiling: $200,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $200,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Fort Collins Science Center, is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research on the economic value of water ecosystem services supported by healthy forests in Northern New Mexico. Although forests throughout Northern New Mexico are still relatively intact, increased fire intensity and severity in recently decades has exposed the potential risk of disrupting forests health and the beneficial services they provide to this region. This is especially relevant to the residents who live in the Rio Grande River Valley, including the City of Santa Fe and the City of Albuquerque. These cities, as well as downstream users, rely on clean water supplied by forests for drinking water, agriculture, ranching, habitat for wildlife, and outdoor recreation. Understanding the publicâ¿¿s preferences for these water services maintained by a healthy forests can facilitate more informed management decisions. To support this information need, a stated preference nonmarket valuation method will be combined with a survey to monetize the economic value of the ecosystem services provided by forests in the Northern New Mexico. These results will contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of the economic costs and benefits of management and land use changes that affect forest health and the ecosystem services provided by them.
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