This funding opportunity (CDFA 1 5. 650, Research), titled "Bumble Bee Inventory and Assessment of Bee Habitat at Northeast National Wildlife Refuges", will provide federal financial assistance to (1) inventory bumble bees at National Wildlife Refuges in the Northeast Region, including bumble bees listed
under the Endangered Species Act; and (2) provide a bee habitat assessment for National Wildlife Refuges by interpreting results of previous "bee bowl" surveys and making management recommendations to improve habitat for bees.
In fiscal year 2018, this cooperative agreement award will fund non-lethal bumble bee surveys at four National Wildlife Refuges in the Northeast Region, in habitats totaling 586 acres, and the interpretation of results from previous bee surveys at 10 National Wildlife Refuges.
These activities will support the goal of conserving and enhancing habitat for bees on National Wildlife Refuges in the Northeast, particularly rare or declining species.
This project is authorized by the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, as amended, 16 U.S.C.
(742f (a)(4); Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, as amended, 16 U.S.C.
66 1. ; Fish and Wildlife Improvement Act of 1978, as amended (16 U.S.C.
753), Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, as amended (16 U.S.C.
4601-4 through 11), Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C.