Requests for Proposals

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Request for Proposals: Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) Stream and Riparian Monitoring Plan , Coconino, Tonto, and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Arizona

Summary Overview:

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) seeks a contractor to efficiently develop a stream and riparian area monitoring plan focused on the portions of the Rim Country project area within the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) footprint where perennial streams exist. A well-designed plan is essential to draw strong inferences about landscape-scale and site-specific restoration treatment effects on these rare and disproportionately important ecosystems. The monitoring plan will be designed to answer specific questions that have been prioritized by the Forest Service and the 4FRI Multi-Party Monitoring Board (MPMB):

Deadline: Responses should be emailed by August 30, 2022.

Contact: Sasha Stortz, sstortz@nationalforests.org, 928.961.0318


Request for Quotes: Oak Creek Trail Rehabilitation Phase II: Project Management and Traffic Control Coordination, Coconino National Forest, Arizona

Summary Overview

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) seeks to build upon past efforts to rehabilitate visitor-created social trails and protect stream water quality and improve riparian habitat for wildlife. Phase II of this work will include rehabilitating and improving an additional 120 social trails and maintaining about 200 previously rehabilitated or improved trails to maintain creek access, primarily associated with roadside parking and day use areas, along an approximately 12-mile stretch of Oak Creek along State Route 89A north of Sedona, Arizona.

Deadline: Responses should be emailed by Friday, September 2, 2022.

Contact: Sasha Stortz, Arizona Program Manager, at sstortz@nationalforests.org.


Request for Proposals: Big Pines Fuels Reduction Project, Angeles National Forest, California

Summary Overview

The National Forest Foundation (NFF), in partnership with the Angeles National Forest, is seeking proposals for a 1,236-acre fuels reduction project near Wrightwood, CA. The purpose of this project is to provide community protection by reducing fire intensity around 12 special-use organizational camps, the proposed Big Pines Historic District, two ski resorts, a facility of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, McClellan Flat recreation cabins, and the Big Pines Information Station. Project activities include removing dead and dying trees and brush, thinning forested areas, and creating defensible areas in case of wildfires.

Deadline:
Responses should be emailed by August 24, 2022.

Contact:
Felipe Lepe at flepe@nationalforests.org.


Request for Proposals: Taylor Park Fuels Mitigation Project, Gunnison National Forest, Colorado

Summary Overview
The National Forest Foundation is seeking a contractor to conduct service work, including hand thinning treatments of thin young stands of lodgepole pine, in an effort to provide protection for the wildland urban interface (WUI) from wildfire by reducing existing fuel loads through targeted treatments on the Gunnison Ranger District in Gunnison County, Colorado.

Goals of the project are to reduce the risk of unnaturally severe wildfire and its effects on drinking water, homes, infrastructure, and the residents of the Town of Tincup and Rainbow Subdivision. The selected contractor will reduce ladder fuels, increase base crown height through removal of live branches, and hand pile existing slash that remains from past management, natural fuel accumulations, and mastication.

Deadline:
Responses should be emailed by August 18, 2022.

Contact:
Joe Lavorini at jlavorini@nationalforests.org


Request for Proposals: North Yuba Hazard Trees and Resiliency Project, Yuba River Ranger District, Tahoe National Forest, California

Summary Overview

The North Yuba Hazard Trees and Resiliency Project is designed to mitigate hazard trees and ladder fuels to create safer and more resilient forests in and around Tahoe National Forest campgrounds. The implementation contractor will collaborate with the oversight forester, Yuba River Ranger District, and the NFF to implement forest health treatments across the project area.

The purpose of this project is to hand-fell, transport, and treat the stumps of designated hazard trees and downed trees within the Ramshorn Campground, Sierra Campground, & Yuba Pass Campground. The trees targeted for removal cover a wide variety of species, size, and complexity. Equipment and vehicles are prohibited off designated routes and hardened campground roads and spurs. Only hand work may be utilized in some areas where equipment access is limited or impossible.

Deadlines:

Responses should be emailed by: October 14, 2022

Contact:

Carson Clark at cclark@nationalforests.org


Request for Proposals: Trapper Fuels Reduction Project: Tahoe National Forest, California

Summary Overview
The National Forest Foundation (NFF) and the USDA Forest Service (USFS) are working together to protect and restore the Tahoe National Forest through targeted efforts in the NFF’s Tahoe Headwaters Treasured Landscape site. The Trapper Fuels Reduction Project is designed to reduce fuel loads around the rural community of Camptonville, improve forest health and resilience, and generate enhanced stream flow.

Deadlines:

Responses should be emailed by: August 19, 2022.

Contact:

Carson Clark at cclark@nationalforests.org


Request for Proposals: Little Green Valley Fen Feasibility Study, Tonto National Forest, Arizona

Summary Overview

The National Forest Foundation (NFF), in partnership with Tonto National Forest (TNF), seek a contractor to implement the Little Green Valley Fen restoration feasibility study. The purpose of the study is to gather technical information and expertise needed to develop and, in a future phase, implement a plan to restore wet meadow function of the Little Green Valley Fen and extend the perennial flow of Green Valley Creek.

The TNF designated this area as a priority watershed through a signed Watershed Restoration Action Plan (WRAP) in 2021, because restoration of the degraded fen can replenish groundwater, improve water quality, improve riparian habitat for plants, fish, and wildlife, and lengthen the perennial flow of Green Valley Creek. In 2021, the NFF obtained resources to fence the portion of the Fen on Forest land and provide a water source off the meadow to reduce ungulate and livestock pressure on the meadow. Additional phases of restoration are of interest; however, more information is needed to determine the most feasible scenario for additional restoration activities.

Deadline:

Responses should be emailed by by September 30, 2022.

Contact:

Sasha Stortz at sstortz@nationalforests.org