The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) receives funds to support collaborative science and knowledge activities of the NPLCC. The USFWS Pacific Region awards these funds for financial assistance through a competitive process for projects, studies, and events that support natural and cultural resource conservation in the face of climate change and other landscape-scale stressors. The NPLCC recognizes the importance of considering both western science and traditional knowledges to advance landscape-scale conservation and sustainable resource management.
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is a request for pre-proposals addressing the action listed below. Project pre-proposals should not exceed $50,000. Pre-proposals will be evaluated by a team of reviewers and a subset will be selected for further consideration. Applicants with pre-proposals that are advanced to the next stage will be required to submit a detailed proposal by May 18, 2016 for further evaluation.
All projects selected for funding must have application or occur within the geographic area of the NPLCC. Projects selected for funding will help implement the NPLCC Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge Strategy (available here). Pre-proposals must address the following activity that was included in the 2015-2016 Implementation Plan for the Science and Traditional Ecological knowledge Strategy (available here):
- Develop/improve information on how climate change and associated adaptation actions will affect linkages between ecological and human resources (including Tribal and First Nations subsistence activities and cultural resources).