This Funding Announcement is not a request for applications. This announcement is to provide public notice of the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture (OPJV), intention to fund the following project activities.
Project Title: OPJV Conservation Delivery Specialist
Program Recipient: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)
Principle Investigator: Jeff Raasch
Total Anticipated Award Amount: $160,000
Cost Share: N/A
New Award Or Continuation: New
Anticipated Length of Agreement: 24 Months
Anticipated Period of Performance: September 1, 2011 through August 31, 2013
The OPJV covers over 60 million acres in Oklahoma and Texas, with 80% of the land area occurring within the state of Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is the agency in Texas with the responsibility for managing the state’s wildlife resources, and has been, and continues to be, a major partner in the OPJV. TPWD has the resources and abilities to address major conservation needs within the OPJV area, to provide leadership and examples for other partners to follow to strategically address the most important conservation needs in grassland and savannah habitats for priority grassland bird populations. Although their work is conducted in Texas, the management prescriptions and conservation actions can be generic in nature to cover this management context for similar habitats in Oklahoma. Under the direction of the State Wetland and Joint Venture Program Leader and the OPJV Coordinator, the CDS will facilitate the overall planning, implementation, and evaluation activities of a coordinated bird conservation partnership in the Texas portion of the OPJV region with emphasis in Hill Country, the northern half of the Oak Prairie and the southern half of the Post Oak wildlife districts. Activities of the CDS contribute to the goals and objectives of the Texas Wildlife Action Plan and major national and international bird conservation plans.
Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture Point of Contact: email@example.com