Marine Algae Voucher, Point Mugu Sea Range – San Nicolas Island
Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by NAVAIR for San Nicolas Island which provides professional and technical support for its Natural Resources Program in order to facilitate successful implementation of the Sikes Act. Approximately $ 10,500.00 is expected to be available to support this project.
NAVAIR operates the Pt. Mugu Sea Range, an area of 36,000 square miles of air and sea including SNI and portions of water surrounding the northern Channel Islands. As the steward of natural resources in areas controlled by the U.S. Navy, NAVAIR collects and analyzes various environmental data to help ensure living resources are protected and maintained. Marine algae are a critical component of the rocky intertidal ecosystem, as a living resource, food item, and habitat. Understanding the diversity of algae, species composition, and relative abundances is necessary to help determine intertidal ecosystem health. In addition, developing community-level marine macroalgae and plants baseline information is a requirement under the 2010 Naval Base Ventura County SNI Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan. The recipient is asked to collect a representative sample of marine algae occurring in the San Nicolas Island intertidal zone. The recipient will then prepare a museum-quality voucher of all species collected and provide an electronic database to NAVAIR.
Review of Statements of Interest will begin 26 March 2013. This Request for Statements of Interest will remain open until an investigator team is selected.
San Clemente Sage Sparrow Population and Nest Monitoring, San Clemente Island, CA
Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by U.S. Navy which provides professional and technical support for its Endangered Species Biology Programs in order to facilitate successful implementation of the INRMP and compliance with ESA. Approximately $325,300 is expected to be available to support this project.
This cooperative Agreement will support breeding season monitoring of the San Clemente sage sparrow on Naval Base Coronado, San Clemente Island to determine population size and nest success. Surveys will also be conducted continuously throughout the non-breeding season to collect band re-sights and map non-breeding season habitat use. The purchase of equipment and supplies for the Natural Resources Field Station shall be undertaken through direct coordination with the Navy SCI Wildlife Biologist and Natural Resources Operations Manager.
Review of Statements of Interest will begin 02 Jan 2013. This Request for Statements of Interest will remain open until a team is selected.