Rivercane Science and Tribal Engagement Support for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tribal Nations Technical Center of Expertise

Funding Agency:
Department of Defense

The Army Corps of Engineers has a nationwide effort called the Sustainable Rivers Program (SRP). The mission of SRP is to improve the health and life of rivers by changing water infrastructure operations to restore and protect ecosystems, while maintaining or enhancing other project benefits. SRP was launched in 2002. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tribal Nations Technical Center of Expertise (TNTCX) has been involved in SRP since 2021. This Cooperative Agreement will focus on a rivercane restoration study at the Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam and Reservoir.

For this work, the TNTCX is interested in advancing rivercane science and restoration at the project site, testing implementation of water management and/or land management practices that promote rivercane restoration, and ultimately incorporating those environmental strategies into a SOP or other appropriate guidance document(s). This includes genetic testing of local rivercane populations to inform population viability and advance understanding of canebrake habitat variability.

Deadline for SOI: May 18, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

This funding opportunity is ONLY available for Cooperative Ecosystem Study Units under the Gulf Coast, Great Plains, Piedmont South Atlantic Coast, and Southern Appalachian Mountains CESU Units.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

May 18, 2023