Requests for Proposals

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Request for Proposals: Thunder Creek Trail Bridge, Umpqua National Forest, Oregon

Summary Overview:

The National Forest Foundation (NFF), in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service Umpqua National Forest (USFS), is working to restore and replace recreation infrastructure that was damaged during the 2020 Archie Creek Fire. This project is to remove the wildfire-damaged Thunder Creek Trail Bridge and replace it with a new prefabricated steel bridge. This project will restore connectivity to the Tioga segment of the North Umpqua Trail. The bridge is 4’ wide (clear) and center-of-bearing to center-of-bearing of 47’-6”. The trail bridge will be a Forest Service standard steel truss trail bridge design. Steel must be sourced, melted, and manufactured in the U.S. per the USDOT’s Buy America law. Work includes removal of existing damaged trail bridge; bridge approach construction; design, fabrication, and installation of new trail bridge superstructure; fabrication and installation of new concrete substructures; felling of hazard trees. Bridge installation will require a helicopter. Project needs to be completed by November 15, 2022.

Deadline: Responses should be emailed by May 25, 2022.

Contact: Audrey Squires, asquires@nationalforests.org, 541.751.5121

Request for Quotes: Resurrection Creek Restoration Project Phase II, Chugach National Forest, Alaska

Summary Overview

The National Forest Foundation (NFF), in coordination with the Chugach National Forest, is requesting proposals for implementation of a portion of Phase II ofthe Resurrection Creek Restoration Project. The project objectives are to restore the degraded stream channel, riparian areas, and important fish and wildlife habitat along an approximate 2.3 miles segment of Resurrection Creek. Full implementation of the project is anticipated to be completed in three to four years. Contracted services in 2022 will be to install a temporary bridge, harvest and stockpile trees, restore historic floodplain elevations and stockpile material for 2023 work.

Deadline: Responses should be emailed by June 3, 2022.

Contact: Patrick Shannon at pshannon@nationalforests.org

Request for Quotes: Michigan Bluff Fuels Reduction and Invasive Plant Treatment, Tahoe National Forest, California

Summary Overview

The National Forest Foundation (NFF),in partnership with the American River Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest are collaborating on a number of projects, including the 1,266-acre Michigan Bluff Community Protection Project. The Michigan Bluff Community Protection Project is designed to reduce fuel loads around the rural community of Michigan Bluff, improve forest health and resilience, and provide safer ingress and egress on existing roads and for the public and emergency personnel in the event of a wildfire. The implementation contractor will collaborate with the oversight forester, USFS and NFF to implement forest health treatments across the project area.

Deadline:
Responses should be emailed by June 23, 2022 at 5 pm PDT.

Contact:
Dan Alvey at dalvey@nationalforests.org.

Request for Proposals: Bill Williams Steep Slope 3, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

Summary Overview

The Bill Williams Mountain Restoration Project is a multi-facetted effort encompassing a variety of forest health and fuels reduction activities planned across a 15,200-acre landscape. Located 4 miles from Williams, Arizona, the mountain is the primary watershed and municipal water supply for the city. It provides a variety of unique plant and animal habitats, serves as an important recreation hub and houses critical communications infrastructure perched atop its 9,170 foot tall peak.

All qualified forestry contractors are invited to submit proposals for forest thinning and fuel reduction efforts on approximately 285 acres of steep and rocky terrain on Bill Williams Mountain for implementation in fall of 2022.

This Request for Proposals is for restoration services related to tree harvesting and fuels reduction on the steep slopes of Bill Williams Mountain. Work to be performed shall generally include the following:

  1. Felling and helicopter yarding of live conifers and dead standing trees.
  2. Collection and helicopter yarding of dead and down forest debris.
  3. Processing of all logs, slash and forest debris at the landing.
  4. Loading and hauling of all material off site.

Deadline:

Responses should be emailed by June 15, 2022.

Contact:
Trevor Seck at tseck@nationalforests.org