Recovery activities for the Karner Blue Butterfly (KBB) in Concord, NH. CFDA 15.650

Quick Facts

Due DateMay 23, 2014 (Friday)
Award Amount$ 184,500 - $ 184,500
Category of Funding ActivityEnvironment
Eligible Applicants
  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below)

Program Description

This is an announcement for issuing a single source financial assistance award to the New Hampshire Fish and Game (NHFG, Cooperator). This announcement is for notification purposes only. The intent of the award is to provide funding to NHFG to implement recovery activities for the Karner Blue Butterfly (KBB) in Concord, NH. As a federal and state listed species, NHFG and USFWS have joint responsibility for the recovery of this species. Parker River NWR administers a 28-acre easement for the recovery of Karner Blue Butterfly in Concord, NH. Since 2001, NHFG has managed the 28-acre Refuge easement and additional 463 acres on adjacent Concord Airport to benefit this species. This award would allow NHFG and USFWS to implement habitat management in 4 of 6 occupied habitats to create optimal habitat for the KBB, create 2 to 3 new occupied habitats through habitat restoration, lupine and nectar plant propagation, and release of captive reared butterflies. NHFG will administer and implement the daily activities associated with the proposed activities, while USFWS will provide overall guidance in recovery activities, technical knowledge and expertise, equipment, and staff for certain management actions (e.g. habitat management, prescribed burning, and monitoring). Project objectives are: 1. Enhance habitat on 4 of the 6 occupied populations (45 acres) by burning, mechanical treatment, and planting of nectar plants 2. Initiate habitat restoration work on 20-60 acres of unsuitable habitat to create at least 2 additional population of KBB in collaboration with City of Concord, NH Air National Guard, and Public Service NH. Each habitat patch will support 500 lupine and 100 nectar plants, and support a minimum of 500 KBB adults.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberF14AS00168
Funding Opportunity TitleRecovery activities for the Karner Blue Butterfly (KBB) in Concord, NH. CFDA 15.650
Opportunity CategoryEnvironment
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateApril 25, 2014 (Friday)
Application Due DateMay 23, 2014 (Friday)
Application Archive DateMay 25, 2014 (Sunday)
Total Program Funding$ 184,500
Award Amount$ 184,500 - $ 184,500
CFDA Number
  • 15.650 - Research Grants (Generic)

Eligible Applicants

  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below)

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of the Interior
Program Information Websitehttp://grants.gov
ContactOffice: Fish and Wildlife Service
Nancy Pau, 978-465-5753 x211
nancy_pau@fws.gov

nancy_pau@fws.gov

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