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Global Invasive Species Team listserve digest #032
Tue, 25 May 1999 12:07:43 -0700 (PDT)

1. New Species Management Summary: Convolvulus arvensis--field bindweed
2. Weed control grants


1. New Species Management Summary: Convolvulus arvensis--field bindweed
From: Barry Rice (bamrice(at)ucdavis.edu)

We have a new field bindweed Element Stewardship Abstract at the Weeds on
the Web site. (http://tncinvasives.ucdavis.edu) This Species Management Summary updates an older
version. Species Management Summaries of other new species will be available soon, too.


2. Weed control grants
From: John Randall (jarandall(at)ucdavis.edu)

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will once again fund weed
control projects under its Pulling Together Initiative. The deadline for
submitting proposals is November 2 1999. You may obtain a copy of the RFP
for these grants from NFWF's website: http://www.nfwf.org. The grants
typically range from $2,500 to about $50,000 with the large majority being
for $15,000-$25,000. Proposals that involve work by several partners in a
Weed Management Area are most likely to be supported. This is especially
true if one of the partners is a unit of the US Forest Service, BLM or
Department of Defense since these agencies provide the bulk of the funding
for the grant program. The grant committee likes to balance the awards
geographically. For the last 3 years relatively few proposals were
submitted from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions so these had a
better than average chance of being supported. TNC has had a
representative on the Pulling Together grant award committee for the last
three years (Tina Hall '97, John Randall '98, Donnelle Keech '99) and will
likely be represented again in '00. Please feel free to contact John for
advice or comments on your proposal.

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