• Red Rocks with water in front of them in the desert.
  • Clouds behind Joshua Tree and bushes.
  • Desert flowers blooming in bushes in front of mountains in the desert.
  • Setting sun reflecting of clouds of orange and blue behind a joshua tree.
  • Hoover Dam intake towers with water behind the dam showing that it is not full.


RFP Opportunities

The Western Governors' Association has issued a request for proposal for the design and development of a Web-based geospatial decision support software application. The primary purpose of the tool, termed the West-wide Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool, is to provide public access to regional information on crucial fish and wildlife habitat. A major goal of the WGA Wildlife Corridors and Crucial Habitat Initiative is to develop the West-wide CHAT to assess landscapes and wildlife connectivity while better informing land use decisions. Bids are requested no later than 2 p.m. Mountain Time on Tuesday, November 13.

Grant Opportunities

The United States Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act established an annual, competitive grants program to support projects that promote the conservation of neotropical migratory birds and their habitats in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. Proposals for the next grant cycle are due no later than 29 November 2012.

New this year! All applications must be submitted through Grants.gov, a process that requires an active “Dun and Bradstreet number” (DUNS) and active registration in the “System for Award Management” (SAM). Start preparing soon if you have never applied through Grants.gov, and start NOW if you do not have a DUNS! Information to help you through this process is available online at http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NMBCA/Applicants.shtm.

[ESPAÑOL:] La Ley Norteamericana para la Conservación de las Aves Migratorias Neotropicales estableció un programa competitivo anual de subsidios para apoyar proyectos de conservación de aves migratorias neotropicales y sus hábitats en los Estados Unidos, Canadá, Latinoamérica y el Caribe. Las propuestas para el próximo ciclo anual deben ser recibidas en Grants.gov a más tardar el 29 de noviembre de 2012.

¡Nuevo este año! Todas las propuestas deben ser presentadas por medio de Grants.gov, un procedimiento que requiere bastante tiempo, un número activo de “Dun and Bradstreet” (DUNS) y un registro activo en el “System for Award Management” (SAM). ¡Prepárese ya si nunca aplicó por Grants.gov y empiece AHORA si todavía no tiene un DUNS! Información para ayudarle en este procedimiento esta disponible en http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NMBCA/InstructionsSPA.shtm.

[PORTUGUÊS:] A Lei de Conservação de Aves Migratórias Neotropicais estabeleceu um programa anual competitivo de apoio financeiro para projetos de conservação de aves migratórias neotropicais e seus habitats nos EUA, Canadá, América Latina e Caribe. As propostas para o próximo ciclo anual devem ser recebidas em Grants.gov até o 29 de novembro de 2012.

Novo este ano! Todas as propostas devem ser apresentadas utilizando Grants.gov, um procedimento que requer algum tempo, um número ativo de "Dun and Bradstreet" (DUNS) e um registro ativo no " System for Award Management " (SAM). Prepare-se agora se nunca utilizou Grants.gov e comece IMEDIATAMENTE se você não tiver um DUNS! Informações para ajudá-lo neste procedimento estão disponíveis em http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NMBCA/InstructionsPOR.shtm.

For more information, visit http://birdhabitat.fws.gov/Nmbca/eng_neo.htm.

Meetings/Training Courses/Workshops/Webinars

May 19-21, 2014 - Climate-Smart Conservation
Tucson, Arizona

This class is being hosted by the Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) in coordination with the National LCC office, and by the Southwest Climate Science Center. This course is based on a forthcoming guide to the principles and practice of Climate-Smart Conservation. This publication is the product of an expert workgroup on climate change adaptation convened by the National Wildlife Federation in collaboration with the FWS’s National Conservation Training Center and other partners (see sidebar). The course is designed to demystify climate adaptation for application to on-the-ground conservation. It will provide guidance in how to carry out adaptation with intentionality, how to manage for change and not just persistence, how to craft climate-informed conservation goals, and how to integrate adaptation into on-going work. Conservation practitioners and natural resource managers will learn to become savvy consumers of climate information, tools, and models.