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.
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.
[ESPA��OL:] La Ley Norteamericana para la Conservaci��n de las Aves Migratorias Neotropicales estableci�� un programa competitivo anual de subsidios para apoyar proyectos de conservaci��n de aves migratorias neotropicales y sus h��bitats en los Estados Unidos, Canad��, Latinoam��rica y el Caribe. Las propuestas para el pr��ximo ciclo anual deben ser recibidas en Grants.gov a m��s tardar el 29 de noviembre de 2012.
��Nuevo este a��o! Todas las propuestas deben ser presentadas por medio de Grants.gov, un procedimiento que requiere bastante tiempo, un n��mero activo de “Dun and Bradstreet” (DUNS) y un registro activo en el “System for Award Management” (SAM). ��Prep��rese ya si nunca aplic�� por Grants.gov y empiece AHORA si todav��a no tiene un DUNS! Informaci��n para ayudarle en este procedimiento esta disponible en http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NMBCA/InstructionsSPA.shtm.
[PORTUGU��S:] A Lei de Conserva����o de Aves Migrat��rias Neotropicais estabeleceu um programa anual competitivo de apoio financeiro para projetos de conserva����o de aves migrat��rias neotropicais e seus habitats nos EUA, Canad��, Am��rica Latina e Caribe. As propostas para o pr��ximo ciclo anual devem ser recebidas em Grants.gov at�� 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 n��mero 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 voc�� n��o tiver um DUNS! Informa����es para ajud��-lo neste procedimento est��o dispon��veis em http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NMBCA/InstructionsPOR.shtm.
For more information, visit http://birdhabitat.fws.gov/Nmbca/eng_neo.htm.
Western Governors’ Association will gather December 1-2 in Phoenix, AZ to discuss the West's energy future, strategies for growing state economies and preparing for what is expected to be another year of drought and wildfires. The governors will also focus on the potential impact to Western states if automatic federal spending cuts kick in at the end of the year and will discuss policies that could guide development of needed new energy generation and transmission in the region. December 1-2, Phoenix, AZ (Note: Registration Deadline is November 21st). A draft agenda and information on how to register for the meeting can be found on WGA's.
Western Governors’ Association Wildlife Council will hold a Fall Business Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, December 5-6. Several states have released wildlife mapping tools (CHAT) that will become the foundation for displaying crucial wildlife and corridor information across the region. In addition to helping states establish their individual CHATs, the Wildlife Council is creating a regional CHAT to provide an informed and continually updated picture of crucial wildlife habitat across the West. Objectives of the meeting are to:
- Review products from Phase II of the CHAT development and approve a Phase III work plan for the West-wide CHAT to be released in 2013;
- Approve a contractor to develop the West-wide CHAT "regional viewer application" necessary to display crucial habitat in 2013;
- Assess steps necessary to ensure long-term funding for and updates/maintenance of the CHAT;
- Discuss opportunities for continued and advanced coordination with federal agencies; and
- Discuss with Stakeholder Advisory Group members and others activities that will support CHAT implementation now and into the future.