**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The Bureau of Land Management Headquarters (HQ) National Rangeland Management Program administers grazing for more than 155 million acres of public land. This includes, but is not limited to, such things as inventorying, controlling, and managing noxious weeds and invasive species; improving rangelands through grazing management, vegetation restoration treatments, and grazing management structures; and soil resource management. Coordination with land managers and other stakeholders is conducted to complete priority soil surveys, ecological site descriptions, and on-the-ground projects to improve soil stability and reduce erosion. Appropriate management of rangeland and soil resources also support actions and authorizations that include, but are not limited to, such things as endangered and special status species recovery, grazing of domestic livestock, recreation, forest management, hazardous fuels reduction, and post fire rehabilitation.

Funded projects under this program will focus on high priority work such effecting the program nationally crossing state boundaries, susch as, activities that support maintaining or achieving land health and productivity, increasing carbon sequestration, and creating resilient landscapes to benefit current and future generations. These activities could include, but are not limited to, such things as:

  • Facilitating the conservation and restoration of rangelands to combact climate change.
  • Soils mapping and development of ecological site descriptions.
  • Engagement of community members and other stakeholders, through mentoring, training, and educational programs.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $500,000
Award Ceiling: $100,000
Award Floor: $20,000

Application Deadline: April 3, 2023