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: West Sedona Designated Dispersed Camping Boulder Moving Project, Coconino National Forest, Arizona

Summary Overview

The National Forest Foundation is assisting the Coconino National Forest, Red Rock Ranger District in addressing unmanaged recreation in the West Sedona area by establishing defined areas for day and overnight use. The selected bidder will use boulders available from a nearby quarry and in some cases already on-site to better delineate authorized camping area boundaries and to close-off unauthorized areas. Work will include placing boulders across 22 sites along an approximately 20 mile stretch of Forest Road west of Sedona, Arizona.

Deadline: Responses should be emailed by Friday, July 22, 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: Liberty Utilities Resilience Corridor – Phase 1: 625 Line Project, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, California

Summary Overview

Since 2020, the NFF and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) have collaborated with Liberty Utilities on a number of powerline resilience corridors projects including the Liberty Utilities Resilience Corridor – Phase 1: 625 Line Project. The project will improve wildfire resiliency on forests adjacent to Liberty Utilities infrastructure by reducing overstocked vegetation along the utility corridor. The project will improve stand conditions by thinning and removal of conifers on up to 186.7 acres. Additional service work includes fuel treatments, removal of slash, removal of material from felled hazard trees during the 2020 and 2021 field seasons, and road maintenance activities.

Deadlines:

Responses should be emailed by: August 19, 2022

Contact:

Mila Bock at mbock@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: Riverside Upland Restoration Project, Chaffee County, Colorado

Summary Overview

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) is seeking contractors to conduct service work, including forest thinning and mastication operations, across 425 acres of private and public land in Chaffee County, Colorado, to reduce dense ponderosa, mixed conifer, and lodgepole fuels. Chaffee County contains forest ecosystems with drastically altered structure and composition due to a century of fire suppression. The Riverside Upland Restoration Project will improve wildlife habitat and reduce the risk of severe wildfire through targeted treatments.

The selected contractor will thin and masticate fuels to reduce competition for moisture and sunlight to increase the availability of browse and forb species utilized by wintering big game and other wildlife species. Contractor will also reduce forest densities by creating a mosaic of small openings and leaving un-thinned forested areas adjacent for wildlife cover.

Deadline:

Responses should be emailed by July 22, 2022.

Contact:

Matt Nykiel at mnykiel@nationalforests.org