Bureau of Land Management California Plant Conservation and Restoration Management Program

Type: 
Funding
Organization: 
DOI, BLM
Description: 

Deadline passed. Most recent deadline: April 17, 2023. The BLM California Plant Conservation and Restoration Program continues to advance the Department of the Interior's priorities to address the climate crisis, restore balance on public lands and waters, advance environmental justice, and invest in a clean energy future. Program Strategic Goals include:

  • Implementing the National Native Seed Strategy
  • Developing genetically appropriate native plant material/seed for use in habitat restoration;
  • Implementing and assessing seed-based restoration techniques/efforts;
  • Collaborating with farmers and conservationists to increase BLM Stock and Foundation seed amounts to use on larger Seed Increase IDIQ contracts so that commercial availability of genetically diverse, locally sourced seed for restoration, rehabilitation and reclamation projects is increased at a landscape scale;
  • Supporting Source-Identified Seed Certification programs via partnerships with state seed certifying agencies;
  • Inventorying, monitoring and restoring rare plant species and their associated communities to include development of conservation strategies/plans that include best management practices and reporting on the condition and trend of rare plant species and their habitat;
  • Increasing and improving pollinator habitat;
  • Expanding public education programs and outreach; and
  • Database creation, and management and analyses, including geospatial, collaborative web service or support and training.
Category: 
habitat restoration, seed strategy, pollinators, conservation, education
Funding Amount: 
$25,000 - $750,000
Matching Funds: 
No

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Native American tribal organizations and Native American tribal governments (federally recognized)
Contact Information: 
Thelma Mosley tmosley@blm.gov