King Ranch Fuel Reduction Study


Invasive species can alter fire regimes having detrimental consequences to native ecosystems and can also lead to high intensity wildfires that are typically hard to suppress and cause damage to homes, businesses, and other high value resources. This funding opportunity pertains to the conservation and restoration of grasslands located at the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. The project will assess the effects of fire intensity and seasonality in grasslands invaded by the exotic grass species Bothriochloa var. ischaemum var. songarica (King Ranch Bluestem), with the goal of reducing wildfire risk. The goal of this funding opportunity is to develop repeatable management actions that will reverse the loss of native grassland species and consequent increase in wildfire risk due to invasion by King Ranch bluestem. Proposals should focus on experimental manipulations that, if successful, could be incorporated into the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge's standard procedures for grassland management.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Other Categories
Fire - Hazard Fuel Reduction Funding
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
Notice of Intent to Single Source
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Michelle Willcox, Program Analyst/Grants Specialist, 505 248-7486
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $106,876.00 to $106,876.00


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