**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 BLM Headquarters (HQ) National Wildlife 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). BLM-managed public lands are home to thousands of mammals, reptiles, avian, amphibian, and invertebrate species over some of our nation’s most ecologically diverse and essential habitat. The BLM Headquarters (HQ) National Wildlife Program works with partners and cooperating agencies/governments to protect biodiversity; identify, conserve, and restore priority habitats (those that are locally at risk, important to local or regional communities, and/or contribute to national conservation for species or groups of species); and promote resiliency to climate change and environmental stressors, including drought, wildland fire, unusual weather events, and insects/disease.

The BLM Headquarters (HQ) National Wildlife Program has an opportunity to work with partner organizations to assist with:

  • Contributing to the above-Program focuses.
  • Enhancing habitat for upland game, waterfowl, big game, pollinators, sensitives species, and watchable wildlife species.
  • Restoring or improving wildlife habitat (vegetation communities, water resources, or connectivity) or reducing threats to habitat or species.
  • Completing wildlife projects to further wildlife conservation.
  • Monitoring and inventorying wildlife populations and habitats to provide complete, current, and accurate information on the distribution, abundance, and habitat of wildlife that depend on BLM managed public lands to increase professional and public knowledge and understanding of these resources.
  • Assessing wildlife habitat and verifying the achievement of resource management goals and objectives.
  • Protecting, preserving, and restoring various wildlife populations residing on BLM managed lands.
  • Enhancing the understanding of threats to wildlife populations that depend on BLM managed lands.
  • Improving how BLM uses and integrates wildlife data and new research into its decision-making processes.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,000,000
Award Ceiling: $1,500,000
Award Floor: $25,000

Application Deadline: April 3, 2023