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This web page is provided as a service to Tribes. Information is compiled from many sources. The information and opinions from sources other than the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expressed herein are not necessarily those of the Service. For additions or corrections to tribal "Tracks" news: contact Ivy Allen, Phone: 303-236-4575, Email: Ivy_Allen@fws.gov.

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Tribal Conservation of the Sagebrush Ecosystem

 

The Mountain-Prairie Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has sent out a requeste for proposals (RFP) for "Tribal Conservation of the Sagebrush Ecosystem." Approximately $70,000 in funding is available through this RFP. The RFP packet includes information and guidance for preparing and submitting a project proposal. Applications are limited to Federally recognized tribal governments who manage lands capable of achieving long-term on-the-ground conservation actions for the sage-steppe ecosystem and associated species.

 

***Note: This RPF is limited to only those Tribes located within the Mountain-Prairie Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which is shown below in a list and pictured in the RFP on the map.

 

Photo: Wyoming sagebrush and desert Indian paintbrush on Seedskadee NWR . Credit:: Tom Koerner/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

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Reminder: September 3 Application Deadline for
Tribal Wildlife Grants (TWG)

 

The request for proposals for the FY 2015 TWG grant cycle opened May 1, 2014 and will close September 3, 2014.

 

Tribal Wildlife Grants (TWG) provide up to $200,000 to support Native American tribal governments to develop or enhance their capacity to manage and conserve fish and wildlife resources. In Fiscal Year 2014, the Tribal Wildlife Grants program was funded at $4,084,000.

 

Proposals must be submitted to the appropriate Regional Office, postmarked by September 3, 2013. Tribes with a headquarters office located in the states of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota should submit applications to the address listed below.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Native American Liaison

134 Union Blvd.,

Suite 400

Lakewood, CO 80228

***View the Application Kit which includes information and guidance for preparing and submitting a project proposal.

 

***For best rankings, proposals should align with the Mountain-Prairie Regional Priorities (PDF 1 MB).

 

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New Issue of the Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management Now Available

 

View and download the below articles for the Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management online here.

View and download the below articles for the Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management online here.

 


Native American Fish and Wildlife Society News From the Eagle's Nest

 

The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society is pleased to send you our latest newsletter, From the Eagle's Nest. We are glad to provide you with the latest news and information regarding news important to Native American tribes and natural resources.

 

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No matter what the challenges we face or endure as a Society, we are resilient people who have survived much on our earthly path. In closing, I want to wish you all a blessed year ahead in 2014!
Lem Lemsh',
D. Fred Matt Executive Director of the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society

As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to contribute to our newsletter. Thank you.

 


Tribal Climate Change Newsletter May 2014

 

Welcome to the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Tribal Climate Change Newsletter. This monthly newsletter provides news items, resources, announcements about funding opportunities, conferences, and training, and other information relevant to tribal climate change issues.

 

Would you like to receive this newsletter directly in your email in-box? Send an email to Sue Wotkyns, Climate Change Program Manager 928-523-1488 to subscribe or unsubscribe to the newsletter.

 

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) was created in 1992 to act as a catalyst among tribal governments, research and technical resources at Northern Arizona University (NAU), in support of environmental protection of Native American natural resources.

 

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Graham's Beardtongue and White River Beardtongue Draft Economic Analysis, Draft Environmental Assessment & Draft Conservation Agreement

 

Public comment period reopened until July 7, 2014

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the availability of a draft economic analysis and draft environmental assessment on a proposal to designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for Graham's beardtongue and White River beardtongue, two endemic plants found on oil shale soils in Uintah and Duchesne Counties, Utah, and Rio Blanco County, Colorado. The Service also announced the availability of a draft conservation agreement for the two species. The Service will reopen the public comment period until July 7, 2014, on the August 6, 2013, proposed listing rule and proposed designation of critical habitat for both species; a draft environmental assessment; and additional data on species occurrences obtained since the proposed rule.

 

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