National Forest Foundation

Requests for Proposals

Registered Professional Forester: Liberty Utilities Resilience Corridors Project, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, California

The NFF and USDA Forest Service (USFS) are working together to protect and restore the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit through targeted efforts in NFF’s Tahoe Headwaters Treasured Landscapes site. In 2020, the NFF, Liberty Utilities, and the USFS are collaborating on the West Shore Liberty Utilities Resilience Corridors Project.  The Liberty Utilities Resilience Corridors Project is designed to create resilient forest conditions along utility corridors to reduce the risk of vegetation from growing into or falling onto power lines, increase the health of the forest growing adjacent to power lines to increase resiliency, and to reduce fuels under and adjacent to power lines to reduce risk of catastrophic wildfire. The NFF is seeking the services of a Registered Professional Forester (RPF). The awarded RPF will, collaboratively with the USFS and Liberty Utilities, prioritize treatment locations, develop implementation plans, and oversee implementation treatments that improve the resiliency of forest growing adjacent to Liberty Utilities infrastructure on 230 acres of the LTBMU National Forest. The RPF qualification is required for this position.

Deadline: Bids should be emailed by October 16, 2020

Contact: Trevor Seck at or 530.760.7419

Scotia Fuels Reduction Project: Coronado National Forest, Arizona

Summary Overview:
The NFF, 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. Restoration is imperative to maintain a healthy watershed and provide appropriate habitat for wildlife. Across this landscape, fuels have accumulated and have the potential to contribute to uncharacteristic fire behavior. The Scotia Canyon Fuels Reduction project is part of a landscape restoration effort, involving a variety of forest restoration treatments within Madrean Encinal Woodland and Pine Oak Woodland on the Sierra Vista Ranger District, located in Cochise County. The purpose of this RFP is to engage professional forestry contractors to provide bids for hand thinning and piling treatments on a total of 390 acres within Scotia Canyon.

Bids should be emailed by October 9, 2020

Rebecca Davidson at or 720.749.9008

Tree and Shrub Removal: Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Illinois

Summary Overview:
The NFF, The Wetlands Initiative, and Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie (MTNP) are working together in a long-term partnership to restore the area known as the Glacial Plain Prairie. The Glacial Plain Prairie is located on the western portion of MNTP, west of SR53, and covers approximately 1,930 acres. During Army management this area consisted of a munitions storage area, roads and rail lines servicing the storage area, waste disposal areas, perimeter fencing and security roads, and buffer lands. This Request for Proposals is for the removal of trees and shrubs.

Bids should be emailed by October 6, 2020

Karen DiBari at or 406.830.3352

Website Redesign

Summary Overview: The NFF seeks a contractor to update our existing website into a current and visually stunning online space that accommodates the breadth of NFF programs to inform users about National Forests and Grasslands and the work on the NFF.

Deadline: Bids should be emailed by Friday, October 9, 2020 6 p.m. (EST).

Contact: Hannah Featherman at or 406.830.3723.