Surveillance for the White-nose Syndrome Fungus in Multiple Northern Great Plains Parks

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Funding Opportunity ID:296937
Opportunity Number:NOIP17AC01135
Opportunity Title:Surveillance for the White-nose Syndrome Fungus in Multiple Northern Great Plains Parks
Opportunity Category:Other
Opportunity Category Explanation:This announcement is not a request for applications.
This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service’s intention
to award financial assistance for the following project activities without competition.
Funding Instrument Type:Other
Category of Funding Activity:Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation:This announcement is not a request for applications.
This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service’s intention
to award financial assistance for the following project activities without competition.
CFDA Number(s): 15.945
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Eligible member of a Coordinated Ecosystems Studies Unit
Agency Code:DOI-NPS
Agency Name:Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Posted Date:Aug 29, 2017
Close Date:Sep 06, 2017
Last Updated Date:Aug 29, 2017
Award Ceiling: $300,000
Award Floor: $174,338
Estimated Total Program Funding: $300,000
Expected Number of Awards:1
Description:OVERVIEW White-nose syndrome (WNS) is approaching the Northern Great Plains (NGP) and could be in the region already. NGP parks are already conducting acoustic surveys with the University of Wyoming and parks are taking management actions. However, the status of the disease in the region is poorly known. This project will swab bats collected in caves and in the field via spring mist-netting. We would also collect environmental samples from caves. The samples would be tested for presence of the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd). The work would be conducted at all 13 Network parks in Nebraska, North and South Dakota, and Wyoming in the winter and spring of 2017-19. STATEMENT OF JOINT OBJECTIVES/PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN Objectives: The goals and objectives, in general order of importance, are: 1. Assess and document the distribution of Pd and disease status of bats in NGP parks. 2. Develop species lists of bats in NGP parks from mis tnet captures. 3. Collect demographic information on captured bats in NGP parks. 4. Develop a catalog of acoustic calls from NGP parks for testing and calibration of acoustic monitoring. 5. Continue long-term acoustic monitoring at NGP parks initiated in 2015. 6. Provide parks critical and current information for education and outreach efforts.
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