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Current Requests for Proposals and Quotations

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Recreational Infrastructure

Bear Creek National Recreation Trail Reconstruction, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Colorado

June 5, 2024

The NFF is seeking partners to implement reconstruction of the Bear Creek National Recreation Trail on the Ouray Ranger District. This Request for Proposals is for restoration services related to the reconstruction of Bear Creek National Recreation Trail. The project focuses on constructing new retaining walls, maintaining and restoring failed retaining walls, installing or hardening shallow stream ford and gully crossings, replacing the railings on pedestrian timber trail bridge, and constructing drainage features such as water bars.

Deadline:

Responses should be emailed by June 5, 2024.

Contact:

Kaily Raley, [email protected]

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Iditarod National Historic Trail: Waterfall to Ptarmigan Bridges and Trail Construction, Chugach National Forest, Alaska

April 26, 2024

The Waterfall to Ptarmigan Bridges and Trail Construction Project is for the supply and installation of 2 pre-engineered steel trail bridges, spanning approximately 50 feet across Waterfall Creek and 80 feet across Ptarmigan Creek, and for the construction of approximately 2.8 miles of new trail between these bridges on the Chugach National Forest north of Seward, Alaska. Trail construction methodology will follow a linear grading model where design features are guided by specifications listed in the attached Appendix A, Scope of Work, but final features are determined in the field during construction by the contractor with final approval by the USDA Forest Service (FS) Representative.

This project will continue construction of the Iditarod National Historic Trail (INHT) from Waterfall Creek 2.8 miles north to Ptarmigan Creek.

Deadline:

Responses should be emailed by April 26, 2024.

Contact:

Kenzie Barnwell, [email protected]

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Halfmoon/Turquoise Illegal Route Decommission Project, San Isabel National Forest, Colorado

May 15, 2024

In collaboration with the San Isabel National Forest, the National Forest Foundation (NFF or Project Administrator) is seeking a contractor(s) to conduct service work, including the decommissioning of several illegal routes that are harming riparian areas on the forest in Lake County, Colorado. The Halfmoon/Turquoise Illegal Route Decommission Project (Project) will improve wildlife habitat and protect important riparian areas in Lake County.

The NFF will host a pre-bid contractor tour on May 8, 2024, to visit each of the areas in person with the USFS and the NFF. See details in the full RFP.

Deadline:

Responses should be emailed by May 15, 2024.

Contact:

Matt Nykiel, [email protected]

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Forestry, Veg. Mgmt, & Restoration

Baldy Mountain Landscape Resiliency and Habitat Improvement, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Colorado

May 17, 2024

The National Forest Foundation is seeking contractor/s to conduct service work, including forest thinning, fire line construction, and mastication operations across 739.0 acres of private and public lands in Ouray County, Colorado.

Deadline:

Responses should be emailed by May 17, 2024.

Contact:

Maddie Herro, [email protected]

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Deadman Mesa Mastication Project, Tonto National Forest, Arizona

May 22, 2024

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) has partnered with the Tonto National Forest, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Salt River Project, and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to implement forest fuel reduction activities. Treatment objectives include mechanical mastication of juniper, Arizona white oak, and Emory oak, and all brush species to:

  1. Create a structure that more closely resembles the structure that existed prior to interruption of the historic fire regime
  2. Reduce the risk of catastrophic, stand-replacing wildfire by decreasing tree densities, ladder fuels, and crown continuity
  3. Create conditions conducive to the reintroduction of low to moderate severity fire
  4. Maintain pinyon pine

Onsite pre-bid tour: May 1, 2024

Contractors interested in attending must RSVP to [email protected] by April 29, 2024.

Deadline:

Responses should be emailed by May 22, 2024.

Contact:

Shannon Smith, [email protected]

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Sierra Zone Cone Collection, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, California

May 17, 2024

This project includes cone collection and monitoring across the Sierra Zone to build seed stock and availability, as well as a specific cone collection at Mt. Rose Campground. The project aims to increase local seed supply to support restoration and reforestation efforts.

Deadline:

Responses should be emailed by May 17, 2024.

Contact:

Katlyn Lonergan, [email protected]

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Kaiser East Restoration Project Decision Memo, Sierra National Forest, California

May 13, 2024

The Contractor shall develop a Final Proposed Action to achieve the Purpose and Need of the Kaiser East Restoration Project that addresses required design features intended to mitigate any significant effects and ensure Forest Plan compliance.

Deadline:

Responses should be emailed by May 13, 2024.

Contact:

Jack Sieber, [email protected]

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Wood River Valley Forest Health and Resilience Project 2024 Operations, Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho

May 20, 2024

The Wood River Valley Forest Health and Resilience Project is a landscape-level project in central Idaho on and around the Sun Valley Ski Resort. For 2024 implementation, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) is offering an option-based request for proposals (RFP). Contractors may bid on any or all of the options for work. The full scope of work will include up to 128 acres of forest thinning and 41 acres of mastication of post-treatment slash material. Additionally, NFF is seeking transportation of wood material removed from the project site and delivered to nearby wood purchasers and distant tribal reservations.

Deadline:

Responses should be emailed by May 20, 2024.

Contact:

Josh Rodriguez, [email protected]

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Graveyard Project, Tahoe National Forest, California

June 3, 2024

The Graveyard Project is a fuel reduction and commercial thinning project designed to reduce wildfire risk by thinning over-stocked forests around the rural communities along the North Yuba River corridor, improve forest health and resilience, and generate enhanced stream flow. The Contractor will complete 2,032 acres of thinning and removal of merchantable conifers in accordance with relevant specifications and up to 15.39 miles of road maintenance.

NFF and USFS will host a project tour on May 13, 2024 to help interested contractors better understand the project and field any questions. Plan to meet at the Yuba River Ranger District office (15924 CA-49, Camptonville, CA 95922) at 10:00 am.

Deadline:

Responses should be emailed by June 3, 2024.

Contact:

Heidi Goodrich, [email protected]

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Liberty Utilities Resilience Corridor South Shore Mechanical Project, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, California

June 7, 2024

The Liberty Utilities Resilience Corridor South Shore Mechanical Project will improve wildfire resiliency on forests adjacent to Liberty Utilities infrastructure by reducing overstocked vegetation and ground fuel accumulation along the utility corridor.

The project will improve stand conditions by thinning and removing conifers on up to 511 acres. Additional service work includes fuel treatments, removal of slash, removal of material from felled hazard trees, and road maintenance activities.

Deadline:

Responses should be emailed by June 7, 2024.

Contact:

Mila Bock, [email protected]

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Kentucky Ridge Timber Sale, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Colorado

June 11, 2024

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) and the USDA Forest Service (USFS) are working together to implement the Kentucky Ridge Timber Sale. The objective is to increase forest resiliency, improve forest health, promote landscape heterogeneity, and reduce the continuity of fuels. The primary method of achieving these goals in lodgepole stands is through even age silviculture and overstory removal in spruce and fir stands. The project consists of 20 treatment units totaling 337 acres. Units are primarily vegetated in mature lodgepole, live and dead. Stands of Engleman Spruce and subalpine fir are present as well. Slope varies from 0 to 35%.

Deadline:

Responses should be emailed by June 11, 2024.

Contact:

Erik Snow, [email protected]

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Temporary Toilets with Service at East Portal Trailhead, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado

May 31, 2024

This Request for Proposals is for temporary toilet rental and cleaning service for the Boulder Ranger District’s East Portal Trailhead. The National Forest Foundation, with the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest Boulder Ranger District, is requesting the rental of 1 accessible portable toilet, 3 regular portable toilets, and include servicing to all units. Services will consist of furnishing all equipment, labor, supplies, supervision, transportation, and incidentals necessary to perform portable toilet delivery/pick up, pumping, cleaning, and effluent disposal services. The selected contractor will deliver and service toilets at the East Portal Trailhead.

Deadline:

Responses should be emailed by May 31, 2024.

Contact:

Jack Pritchard, [email protected]

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Boulder Ranger District Toilet Cleaning, Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland, Colorado

May 31, 2024

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) is seeking a contractor to provide all personnel, supervision, transportation, equipment and supplies needed to clean and remove snow and ice at the vault toilets for the Boulder Ranger District of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland (ARP).

Deadline:

Responses should be emailed by May 31, 2024.

Contact:

Jack Pritchard, [email protected]

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Liberty Utilities Resilience Corridor South Shore Mechanical Project – Forestry Oversight, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, California

June 7, 2024

The Liberty Utilities Resilience Corridor South Shore Mechanical Project will improve wildfire resiliency on forests adjacent to Liberty Utilities infrastructure by reducing overstocked vegetation and ground fuel accumulation along the utility corridor.

The National Forest Foundation is seeking a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) to conduct project oversight and limited project layout services.

Deadline:

Responses should be emailed by June 7, 2024.

Contact:

Mila Bock, [email protected]

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Pine Canyon Phase 2 Hazardous Fuels Reduction, Tonto National Forest, Arizona

July 10, 2024

The Pine Canyon Phase 2 Restoration Project is located near the town of Pine, Arizona. Due to years of fire suppression, Pine Canyon exhibits extremely dense forests, posing an increased risk of high severity wildfire and subsequent detrimental impacts to water quality and post fire flooding impacts to the local community. The goal of the overarching Pine Canyon Restoration Project is to restore forest structure, increase overall forest and watershed health, and protect the primary watershed and community of Pine, Arizona. Phase 2 involves mechanical thinning, skidding, processing and hauling across 347 acres.

Deadline:

Responses should be emailed by July 10, 2024.

Contact:

Caio Vissicaro, [email protected]

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Sierra Vista South Restoration Project Decision Memo, Sierra National Forest, California

June 7, 2024

The Sierra National Forest High Sierra Ranger District in partnership with the National Forest Foundation will work with a contractor to complete the production of a Decision Memo on the Sierra Vista South Restoration Project.

The Contractor shall develop a Final Proposed Action to achieve the Purpose and Need of the Sierra Vista South Restoration Project that addresses required design features intended to mitigate any significant effects and ensure Forest Plan compliance.

Deadline:

Responses should be emailed by June 7, 2024.

Contact:

Jack Sieber, [email protected]

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