The proposed agreement would incorporate the terms and conditions of the one of the following CESU Cooperative and Joint Venture Agreements -Californian master agreement L13AC00082- to which the Bureau of Land Management is a party: Californian, Desert Southwest, and Great Basin. The established Network overhead charge is set at 17.5 percent. Prospective universities and non-governmental research organizations with membership in either of these three CESUs are eligible to apply for funding under this announcement. The BLM requires short- and long-term ground disturbance associated with renewable energy projects constructed on public lands to be restored. Lands next to facilties and disturbed only during the short construction period are to be restored once project construction is complete. These lands are important as laboratories for developing and testing technologies to reestablish ecological functions, biological composition, and visual appearance of Mojave and Sonoran Desert lands in the future. In this way the BLM and other land managers can build institutional capacity for restoring and adapting disturbed desert lands as climate changes so that managers will be able to reengineer the industrial landscapes at renewable energy installations toward functioning natural systems if public land use for renewable energy production should change in the long run.