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  • Raven Studies

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is seeking proposals for research on the interaction between desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii; tortoises) and common ravens (Corvus corax; ravens) in the Colorado and Mojave deserts in California at the Joshua Tree National Park and Pinto Mountains CHU; Mojave National Preserve, Piute-Fenner and Ivanpah CHU; Superior-Cronese CHU and Fort Irwin’s southeast conservation area; Chemehuevi CHU; Ord-Rodman CHU (includes portion within Barstow Marine Corps Logistics Base); and the Fremont-Kramer CHU (includes portion within Edwards Air Force Base and Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area).​

    NFWF is conducting this request for proposals in consultation with the Desert Managers Group (DMG) Raven Management Work Group and the Renewable Energy Action Team (REAT; California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Energy Commission, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), to implement a regional raven management plan to reduce predation by ravens on the desert tortoise in the California desert. Funding for implementation of the regional raven management plan is provided to and administered by NFWF as mitigation for impacts to the desert tortoise in the California desert.


 Application Information

  • (Updated: 1/9/2018)


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 Due Dates

  • 1/31/2018
    Full Proposal Deadline