NABat News: February 2022
Updated: Mar 11
Data Call: Submit Summer Monitoring Data
To guarantee inclusion in upcoming analyses, summer monitoring data should be uploaded to the NABat Partner Portal prior to March 1, 2022. This includes all summer data collected through stationary acoustic surveys, mobile transect surveys, internal and external maternity colony counts, and mist net/harp trap captures. Users who are unable to meet the deadline should still submit their summer data as soon as possible; data received after the deadline are valuable for estimating status and trends in future analyses and reports. Please reach out to the NABat technical outreach team or your local hub coordinator with any questions.
Resolved: Stray Third Party Data Requests
It recently came to our attention that third party data requests submitted earlier this month sent requests for access to data that may not have been relevant to the request. We quickly identified the source of this error and corrected it. We apologize for the inconvenience this caused and thank our partners that brought it to our attention so we could address it.
Now Accepting Proposals: 2022 WNS Grants to States and Tribes
The 2022 White-nose Syndrome Grants to States and Tribes funding opportunity is now open and receiving proposals. Like in previous years, the goal of this funding opportunity is to help State and Tribal partners fulfill information needs, implement management actions for WNS and susceptible bat species, and actively engage in the National Response to WNS. Supported activities will include population monitoring, implementation of bat conservation strategies, supporting scientific information gathering, managing WNS and Pd, maintaining expertise, and engaging in the national response to WNS. Up to $50,000 or $100,000 may be requested, depending on priorities addressed. This funding opportunity is open to wildlife and resource management agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Federally recognized tribal governments.
Proposals are due 2 May 2022. Find more information here!
Now Accepting Proposals: Bats for the Future Fund 2022
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), is soliciting proposals to slow or halt the impacts of white-nose syndrome disease (WNS) in North America and promote the survival and recovery of WNS-affected bat populations and species. The Bats for the Future Fund (BFF) will award an estimated $1.5 million in grants in 2022.
Proposals are due 28 April 2022.
Notice of Funding Opportunity: BLM HQ Wildlife Program
The BLM Headquarters (HQ) National Wildlife Program announced a new funding opportunity. The program helps ensure self-sustaining populations and a natural abundance and diversity of wildlife on public lands for the enjoyment and use of present and future generations. The program is responsible for maintaining, restoring, and conserving species and their habitats in cooperation with State and local governments, Tribal governments, Federal and State agencies, private landowners, and non governmental organizations (NGOs). Awards range from $25,000-$1,500,000. Submissions are due 4 April 2022 by 5pm E.T.
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