CEHMM - Request For Proposals (CEHMM 002-2019) For Determination of Flow Regime Requirements for Texas Hornshell Mussel (Popenaias popeii) in the Black River, Eddy County, NM

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

(No. CEHMM 002-2019) For Determination of Flow Regime Requirements for Texas Hornshell Mussel (Popenaias popeii) in the Black River, Eddy County, New Mexico

The Center of Excellence (CEHMM) is requesting proposals for scientific research that will inform the development of flow regime requirements for the Texas hornshell mussel (“hornshell”) population in the Black River, Eddy County, New Mexico. Prior to listing the hornshell as endangered in early 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) entered into formal conservation agreements with CEHMM and the New Mexico State Land Office (SLO) that are aimed at reducing or eliminating threats to the species. Lack of flow due to drought and other water demands is believed to be one of the most significant threats to the hornshell population in the Black River. The conservation agreements require that the species’ flow needs be determined by 2022 to provide targets for ongoing conservation efforts.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 8/30/19 at 16:00 P.M.

ELIGIBILITY: Any federal, state, or private entity.

FUNDING PERIOD: Up to 3 years, beginning 10/1/2019 and ending 10/1/2022, subject to annual review and demonstration of satisfactory progress.

FUNDING AVAILABILITY: $220,000 total divided among all funded projects for Year 1.

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO: info@cehmm.org with “Texas hornshell RFP” in the subject line (all correspondence or submissions for this RFP must be sent to this address). Please provide evidence of any necessary licenses, bonding, and insurance with the proposal.

CONTACTS: Matt Ramey: (575) 885-3700.

Project Proposal Form.docx

RFP for Hornshell Flow Regime Requirements.pdf