Requests for Proposals

Request for Quote: Fall Creek Falls Hazard Tree Felling, Umpqua National Forest, Oregon

Summary Overview
The National Forest Foundation (NFF), in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Umpqua National Forest, is improving the safety of the popular Fall Creek Falls Trail after it was impacted by the September 2020 Archie Creek Fire. This project involves felling fire-killed trees in imminent danger of falling along the 0.9-mile Fall Creek Falls Trail, in the waterfall area, and near the parking lot, as well as logging out downed trees across the trail. Trees range in size from <10-inch diameter at breast height (DBH) to 61.5-inch DBH. Tree species include cedar, hemlock, maple, madrone, Douglas fir, and sugar pine. This project requires hiking short distances, working on steep slopes, fording a small stream, and operating safely in a recently burned area.

Deadline:
Responses should be emailed by Friday, August 6, 2021 at 5:00 PM PST.

Contact:
Audrey Squires at asquires@nationalforests.org or 541.751.5121

Request for Proposal: Wilder-Highlands Mountain Pine Beetle Response Project, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests, Colorado

Summary Overview

The National Forest Foundation (NFF), Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS), and the USDA Forest Service (USFS) are working together to implement the Wilder-Highlands Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) Response Project. The Project is a holistic, landscape-scale, cooperative forest management project on National Forest System and private lands in Gunnison County, Colorado. The objective is to mitigate an outbreak of the MPB on dead, dying, and susceptible lodgepole pine stands located in the wildland-urban interface. Shortly after discovering the MPB outbreak in 2019, the USFS engaged the NFF and CSFS to assist with project development and public outreach. A secondary objective for Phase 3 is to construct fuel breaks near housing communities. In coordination with the USFS and CSFS, NFF is seeking a qualified contractor to implement the project. With swift and effective action, the beetle outbreak can be prevented from becoming a catastrophic disturbance to the adjacent forest ecosystem and the essential functions that it provides. Forest sanitation, thinning, and removal of MPB-infected stands will occur in the Wilder-Highlands area near Taylor Canyon, approximately 13 miles north-northeast of Gunnison. Over a 5-year span, the project will treat up to 2,064 acres of affected and susceptible lodgepole stands on NFS lands managed by the Gunnison Ranger District as well as potentially 1,005 acres of on adjacent private lands (depending on landowner engagement) in a holistic, all-lands effort to manage against mountain pine beetle outbreak across jurisdictional boundaries. Currently, the outbreak is estimated to have affected approximately 600 acres of forest.

Through this RFP, the NFF is seeking a qualified contractor to complete the following tasks on Gunnison National Forest and private lands in 2021:

  • Treat and urgently remove MPB-infected trees on a portion of infected acres by December 1st, 2021 (wildlife habitat closures).
  • Construct two fuel breaks near the Wilder and Gunnison-Highlands communities

Deadline:
Bids should be emailed by Friday, July 30, 2021.

Contact:
Joe Lavorini at jlavorini@nationalforests.org

Request for Proposal: The Ladybug Project, Tahoe National Forest, California

Summary:
The National Forest Foundation (NFF) and the USDA Forest Service are working together to protect and restore the Tahoe National Forest through targeted efforts in NFF’s Tahoe Headwaters Treasured Landscape site. In the coming years, the NFF and Tahoe National Forest are collaborating on a number of projects, including the Ladybug Project. The Ladybug Project is located on the Truckee Ranger District, roughly 7 miles north of the town of Truckee, east of Highway 89 and immediately adjacent to the eastern flank of Stampede Reservoir. The project will improve stand condition by thinning of and removal of conifers on up to 1,766 acres, with additional service work including mastication on up to 636 acres, hazard tree removal, hand thin/hand pile, road reconstruction, optional biomass chip and haul, and optional machine fireline construction.

Deadline: Responses should be emailed by Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

Contact: Evan Ritzinger, eritzinger@nationalforests.org

Request for Proposal: Glenshire-Brockway FRA Project, Tahoe National Forest, California

Summary Overview
The National Forest Foundation (NFF) and the USDA Forest Service are working together to protect and restore the Tahoe National Forest through targeted efforts in NFF’s Tahoe Headwaters Treasured Landscape site. In the coming years, the NFF and Tahoe National Forest are collaborating on a number of projects, including the Glenshire-Brockway FRA Project.

The Glenshire-Brockway FRA Project located on the Truckee Ranger District, roughly 3.5 southeast of the town of Truckee, along the eastern side of Highway 267, and west, south west of the Glenshire and Juniper Hills subdivisions. The project will improve stand condition by hand thinning and grapple-piling of conifers on up to 234 acres.

Deadline:
Responses should be emailed by Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

Contact:
Evan Ritzinger at eritzinger@nationalforests.org.

Request for Quotes: Video Creation

Summary Overview
The National Forest Foundation (NFF), a nonprofit conservation organization, seeks professional video services. On September 9, 2021 in New York City, the NFF is hosting an evening panel discussion about the power of forests for people and planet in corporate environmental, social and governance actions. We would like to bring the forest into the event space through dynamic, compelling video presentations. Please see the attached information sheet about the event for further information.

    Deadline:
    Responses should be emailed by Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

    Contact:
    Karen Dibari at kdibari@nationalforests.org

    Request for Proposal: West Fork Carson Fuels Reduction, Aspen, and Meadow Restoration, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, California

    Summary Overview
    The National Forest Foundation (NFF) and the USDA Forest Service are working together to protect and restore the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (HTNF) through targeted efforts. In 2021, the NFF and HTNF are collaborating on a number of projects, including the West Fork Carson – Fuels Reduction, Aspen, and Meadow Restoration (FAM) Project. The National Forest Foundation (NFF) is seeking a contractor to conduct vegetation management for fuels reduction, aspen restoration, and meadow restoration on approximately 349 acres of National Forest System Lands located near Hope Valley in Alpine County, California. Treatments for restoration will utilize hand cut and hand pile, lop and scatter, and hand cut and chip treatments.

    Deadline:
    Responses should be emailed by Friday, August 27, 2021.

    Contact:
    Trevor Seck at tseck@nationalforests.org.

    Request for Proposal: West Fork Carson Fuels and Monitor Pass Project Oversight, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, California

    Summary Overview

    The National Forest Foundation (NFF) and the USDA Forest Service are working together to protect and restore the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (HTNF) through targeted efforts. In 2021, the NFF and HTNF are collaborating on a number of projects, including the West Fork Carson and Monitor Pass project. The National Forest Foundation (NFF) is seeking the services of a Registered Professional Forester (RPF), or services of similar knowledge and capacity, for project layout, oversite, and administration for fuels reduction and aspen restoration on approximately 494 acres of National Forest System Lands located near Hope Valley and Monitor Pass in Alpine County, California. Treatments for restoration will utilize hand cut and hand pile treatments. The RPF qualification is not required for this position and comparable work experience will be seriously considered.

    Deadline:
    Responses should be emailed by Friday, August 27, 2021.

    Contact:
    Trevor Seck at tseck@nationalforests.org.

    Request for Proposal: West Fork Carson Fuels and Monitor Pass Project, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, California

    Summary Overview
    The National Forest Foundation (NFF) and the USDA Forest Service are working together to protect and restore the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (HTNF) through targeted efforts. In 2021, the NFF and HTNF are collaborating on a number of projects, including the West Fork Carson and Monitor Pass project. The National Forest Foundation (NFF) is seeking a contractor vegetation management for fuels reduction and aspen restoration on approximately 494 acres of National Forest System Lands located near Hope Valley and Monitor Pass in Alpine County, California. Treatments for restoration will utilize hand cut and hand pile treatments.

    Deadline:
    Responses should be emailed by Friday, August 27, 2021.

    Contact:
    Trevor Seck at tseck@nationalforests.org.