NNHP Springs of Biodiversity Significance

Affiliation(s)PIProject periodFunded by
DHS Sada, Donald W 08/16/2007 - 06/30/2010 State of Nevada - Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources

Project Description

This contract is to transfer funds from a State Lands Question 1 grant received by the Nevada Natural Heritage Program (NNHP) to the Desert Research Institute (DRI). A grant under Question 1 was awarded the NNHP on April 30, 2007 to fund a project that will produce a habitat conservation plan for springs of biodiversity significance. The project is intended to advance natural resources conservation objectives of the NNHP, DRI, The Nature Conservancy, and the Nevada Department of Wildlife. The contract period starts on the anticipated date of contract approval by the Board of Examiners, September 11, 2007, and ends September 30, 2010. In summary, the DRI, with support of staff and other knowledgeable project personnel, is responsible for fulfilling these tasks: direct spring survey activities; train and advise the spring survey crew in the conduct of surveys; monitor data quality assurance protocol; advises on development of the HCP and interpretation of results; edits the HCP report.