The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking applications for its Idaho Plant Conservation and Restoration Management Program.
Donor Name: Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $500,000 to $1 million
Grant Duration: 5 Years
Program Strategic Goals
- Implementing the National Native Seed Strategy
- Developing genetically appropriate native plant material/seed for use in habitat restoration;
- Implementing and assessing seed-based restoration techniques/efforts;
- Collaborating with farmers and conservationists to increase BLM Stock and Foundation seed amounts to use on larger Seed Increase IDIQ contracts so that commercial availability of genetically diverse, locally sourced seed for restoration, rehabilitation and reclamation projects is increased at a landscape scale;
- Supporting Source-Identified Seed Certification programs via partnerships with state seed certifying agencies;
- Inventorying, monitoring and restoring rare plant species and their associated communities to include development of conservation strategies/plans that include the best management practices and reporting on the condition and trend of rare plant species and their habitat;
- Increasing and improving pollinator habitat;
- Expanding public education programs and outreach; and
- Database creation, and management and analysis, including geospatial, collaborative web service or support and training.
The Idaho (ID) BLM has opportunities to work with partner organizations to accomplish goals of the BLM Plant Conservation and Restoration Program that include, but are not limited to, such things as:
- Support habitat management efforts to restore habitat for keystone wildlife and pollinator and increase on-the-ground project work to reduce the threats to sage grouse, rare plants, and other sensitive species in high priority habitats.
- Work with growers to continue to develop genetically appropriate native plant material for use in habitat restoration and rehabilitation.
- Support studies to improve the effectiveness of conservation restoration efforts to include, but not be limited to, plant ecological, plant genetics, and ecophysiological studies, seed bank persistence, plant propagation and development of agronomic production practices, and trait and/or seed source evaluations as well as seeding treatment and tool development.
- Support pollinator studies and projects that increase the knowledge and nexus to the importance of native plant communities and pollinators to restoration durability and ecological function.
- Implement conservation actions for high priority rare plant species
- Increase understanding of rare plant biology and threats.
- Monitor, protect, and restore habitat that supports more than 1,800 rare plant species, more than 300 of which are found exclusively on BLM lands.
- Assist BLM programs such as Wildlife, Oil & Gas, Minerals, Fuels, Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation, Range, and Renewable Energy in restoring public lands and integrating more widespread use of native plant materials.
- Expand public education programs and outreach on native plants and native plant communities to include, but not be limited to, development of technical bulletins, handbooks, videos, native plant guides and floras, workshops, webinars, and apps, that also increase the Citizen Science nexus with BLM and partners.
Priority activities under this announcement include:
- Native plant community restoration
- National revegetation activities
- Implement monitoring of resource conditions and project monitoring using established and approved monitoring protocols
- Estimated Total Funding: $1,000,00
- Maximum Award: $1,000,00
- Minimum Award: $100,000
Projects cannot be funded for more than a five-year period.
- City or township governments
- Independent school districts
- County governments
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- State governments
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- Special district governments
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Private institutions of higher education
- Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
For more information, visit Grants.gov.