Requests for Proposals

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Request for Proposals: Ash and Sunnyside Canyons Fuels Reduction, Coronado National Forest, Arizona

Summary Overview:

The National Forest Foundation (NFF), the U.S. Forest Service, and local community partners are working together to improve watershed conditions and wildlife habitat on the Coronado National Forest that have been degraded by natural and anthropogenic causes. Across this landscape, fuels have accumulated and have the potential to contribute to uncharacteristic fire behavior. The Ash and Sunnyside Canyons Fuels Reduction project is part of a landscape restoration effort, involving a variety of forest restoration treatments within Madrean Encinal Woodlands on the Sierra Vista Ranger District, located in Cochise County.

The purpose of this Request for Proposals is to engage professional forestry contractors to provide bids for hand thinning and piling treatments on a total of 100 acres within Ash Canyon and 400 acres within Sunnyside Canyon. Both hand thin hand pile and lop and scatter treatments are prescribed within Sunnyside Canyon.

Deadline: Responses should be emailed by November 11, 2022.

Contact: Trevor Seck, tseck@nationalforests.org, 530.760.7419


Request for Proposals: 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 of the 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 2.2 miles segment of Resurrection Creek.

Contracted services will include but are not limited to constructing a new channel including excavation of the channel corridor, floodplain, channel features and pools, ponds, side channels, placement of channel substrate and boulders, harvesting, hauling and stockpiling of whole trees, some with rootwads attached, placement of log structures, erosion control measures and site cleanup.

Deadline: Responses should be emailed by Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

Contact: Patrick Shannon, Pacific Northwest and Alaska Director, at pshannon@nationalforests.org.


Request for Proposals: Tuolumne Headwaters Restoration Project – Unit X032, Stanislaus National Forest, California

Summary Overview

Through the Tuolumne Headwaters Restoration Project - Unit X032, the National Forest Foundation seeks to perform vegetation treatments on 64 acres of US Forest Service land, in an area of naturally regenerating conifers within the Rim Fire footprint. The aim of these treatments is to promote the future health and survival of targeted stands through a combination of mechanical and manual prescriptions.

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

Contact:
Evan Ritzinger at eritzinger@nationalforests.org.


Request for Quotations: Great American Outdoors Act Communication Content, Missoula, Montana

Summary Overview

Since 2015, the USDA Forest Service (FS) has worked with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) to produce media content and storytelling featuring National Forests, Grasslands and communities. With the passing of The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), a historic investment in protecting and sustaining our public lands, overdue maintenance can now be addressed. In partnership with the Forest Service, the National Forest Foundation seeks a contractor to produce project-specific content to be viewed as a PBS episode, online, and through various other digital channels.

This Request for Quotes is for content creation for one or more of the following geographic locations, featuring project-specific areas as listed:

  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Greater Phoenix Area
  • Southern California

    Deadline:

    Responses should be emailed to ccoleman@nationalforests.org by November 11, 2022.

    Contact:
    Colleen Coleman at ccoleman@nationalforests.org


    Request for Quotations: Saco Ranger District Backcountry Shelter, Cabin, and Structure Assessments, White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire

    Summary Overview
    The National Forest Foundation is seeking a contractor to conduct condition assessments of historic backcountry structures on the Saco Ranger District of the White Mountain National Forest. The assessments will advise a multi-year program of work to maintain these facilities efficiently into the future while also aligning with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

    Deadline:

    Responses should be emailed by November 11, 2022.

    Contact:
    Sarah Stanley at sstanley@nationalforests.org


    Request for Proposals: Registered Professional Forester, Sierra Valley Fire Protection 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. In 2022, the NFF and the Sierraville Ranger District (SRD) of the Tahoe National Forest are collaborating on the 525-acre Sierra Valley Fire Protection Project. The Sierra Valley Fire Protection Project is designed to reduce fuel loading around the rural communities of Sierraville, Sattley, and Calpine, improve forest health and resilience, and provide safe ingress and egress on existing roads and for the public and emergency response personnel in the event of wildfire.

    The awarded Registered Professional Forester (RPF) will, in collaboration with the SRD personnel, develop implementation plans and oversee the implementation of the Sierra Valley Fire Protection Project.

    Deadlines:

    Responses should be emailed by December 6, 2022

    Contact:

    Brad Robinson at brobinson@nationalforests.org


    Request for Proposals: Fuels Reduction Implementation Contractor, Sierra Valley Fire Protection 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. In 2022, the NFF and the Sierraville Ranger District (SRD) of the Tahoe National Forest are collaborating on the 525-acre Sierra Valley Fire Protection Project. The Sierra Valley Fire Protection Project is designed to reduce fuel loading around the rural communities of Sierraville, Sattley, and Calpine, improve forest health and resilience, and provide safe ingress and egress on existing roads and for the public and emergency response personnel in the event of wildfire.

    The implementation contractor will collaborate with the oversight forester, SRD, and NFF to implement forest health treatments across the project area.

    Deadlines:

    Responses should be emailed by December 6, 2022.

    Contact:

    Brad Robinson at brobinson@nationalforests.org


    Request for Proposals: Lake 22 Trail Reconstruction, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington

    Summary Overview

    The National Forest Foundation (NFF) in coordination with the U.S. Forest Service seeks proposals for the reconstruction of the Lake 22 Trail #702 on the Darrington District of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Lake 22 Trail is 2.7 miles in length and is a popular trail used year-round. This project involves the reconstruction of trail structures between MP .5 and MP 3.8 of Hiker Only, non-wilderness trail. Work includes excavation and embankment, switchback reconstruction, drainage reconstruction, installation of cribbed and pole steps, turnpike construction and reconstruction, resurfacing of stairways and turnpikes, and delivery of puncheon boardwalk materials.

    Deadline:

    Responses should be emailed by November 29, 2022.

    Contact:
    Patrick Shannon at pshannon@nationalforests.org.