Avian Monitoring for Listed And Species At Risk at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, China Lake, California

Quick Facts

Due DateApril 7, 2014 (Monday)
Award Amount$ 27,900 - $ 27,900
Category of Funding ActivityEnvironment
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - Any potential cooperator who qualifies under the DoDGARS Part 32, 33, and 34 is eligible to apply.

Program Description

This new requirement addresses several efforts that will seek to collect data on the distribution and status of protected bird species at Naval Weapons Air Station (NAWS) China Lake. Amateur enthusiasts and volunteers have collected a large data set on avian abundance and occurrence from the Indian Wells Valley including Mainsite and the Wastewater Treatment Plant. However, this data does not reflect the full range of habitats found at China Lake, and over-represents waterbird abundance. The Inyo California towhee (Pipilo crissalis eremophilus) was federally listed as threatened in 1987 because the entire population is confined to a very limited habitat which has been altered and could be further adversely impacted by future land use changes. In 2013 a bird-banding station and walking surveys were awarded to monitor Inyo towhee population. These walking surveys do not cover the broad range of habitats represented on NAWS China Lake. The purpose of this Agreement is to collect data on protected (federally-listed, Species at Risk, Migratory Bird Treaty Act) bird species in order to compile a more comprehensive dataset on avian abundance, status, and habitat use covering the broad range of habitats represented at NAWS China Lake. The findings of this survey effort will provide information on avian numbers that will aid in the conservation of avian species, support Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) updates, and provide the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with valuable information to aid with a potential delisting of the Inyo California towhee, a Federally threatened species that may be encountered on surveys. This data will also support the implementation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) readiness waiver as well as ongoing conservation of MBTA and federally-listed avian species. Such information is necessary for the Station to address issues dealing with the presence of listed and migratory birds of special concern. Without this data, compliance with, or alleged infractions of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and MBTA cannot be determined.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberN62473-14-2-0002
Funding Opportunity TitleAvian Monitoring for Listed And Species At Risk at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, China Lake, California
Opportunity CategoryEnvironment
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateMarch 6, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Due DateApril 7, 2014 (Monday)
***Proposals are due by Monday April 7, 2014 at 8:00 AM PST.
Application Archive DateMay 7, 2014 (Wednesday)
Total Program Funding$ 0
Award Amount$ 27,900 - $ 27,900
CFDA Number
  • 12.300 - Basic and Applied Scientific Research

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - Any potential cooperator who qualifies under the DoDGARS Part 32, 33, and 34 is eligible to apply.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Defense
Program Information Website-
ContactOffice: Office of Naval Research
Address: NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND
Reagan Pablo
Contract Specialist
Phone 619.532.1592
reagan.s.pablo@navy.mil

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