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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

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CHIPS Current & Upcoming RFPs
 

In this section view CHIPS' current and upcoming Request for Proposals (RFPs), scroll down to the bottom of the page to view CHIPS' past RFPs, and use the subscribe button to be added to CHIPS email list to receive the latest CHIPS-related news and updates on RFP releases.

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RFP Coming Soon

View 88 Fuels Reduction & Prescribed Fire Readiness Project

Project Summary: The purpose of the project is to reduce at least 412 acres of surface fuels in strategic locations within national forest lands along ridge tops and upper slopes adjacent to State Route Highway 88 to prepare for the reintroduction of fire as a management tool, and to reduce wildfire risk and intensity; protect legacy trees and accelerate large tree characteristics; protect Mokelumne River, Cosumnes River and South Fork American River surface water quality and supply for domestic and hydroelectric use; create and maintain a fuel break in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), and; maintain and enhance State Route Highway 88 as a designated scenic highway supporting safe ingress/egress and continued recreation and tourism.

Pre-bid tour: TBD

Proposal closing date: TBD

Questions, contact: Jill Micheau

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RFP Coming Soon

Upper Mokelumne Forest Restoration Project: Pre-commercial Hand Thin & Reforestation II

Project Summary: The goals of the project are to advance fire recovery, avoid permanent type conversion, and reduce the risk of stand-replacing fires and catastrophic environmental, economic, and social loss. The project will restore damage within the Power Fire boundary and adjacent areas, accelerate the development of old forest characteristics, and reduce the risk of future fires in an effort to protect 1,915 acres in the project area. This RFP is specific to the post-fire reforestation thinning of natural stands and young mixed conifer plantings using hand treatment methods, and the reforestation interplanting in the Power Fire boundary. RFP total acres TBD.

Pre-bid tour: TBD

Proposal closing date: TBD

Questions, contact: Jill Micheau

CHIPS Past RFPs

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Upper Mokelumne Forest Restoration Project: Pre-commercial Mechanical Thin

Project Summary: The goals of the project are to advance fire recovery, avoid permanent type conversion, and reduce the risk of stand-replacing fires and catastrophic environmental, economic, and social loss. The project will restore damage within the Power Fire boundary and adjacent areas, accelerate the development of old forest characteristics, and reduce the risk of future fires in an effort to protect 1,915 acres in the project area. This RFP is specific to the post-fire reforestation thinning of 211 acres of natural stands and young mixed conifer plantings using hand treatment methods, and the reforestation interplanting of 146 acres in the Power Fire boundary.

Pre-bid tour: Self-guided due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Proposal closing date: 4/8/2021

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Upper Mokelumne Forest Restoration Project: Pre-commercial Hand Thin & Reforestation

Project Summary: The goals of the project are to advance fire recovery, avoid permanent type conversion, and reduce the risk of stand-replacing fires and catastrophic environmental, economic, and social loss. The project will restore damage within the Power Fire boundary and adjacent areas, accelerate the development of old forest characteristics, and reduce the risk of future fires in an effort to protect 1,915 acres in the project area. This RFP is specific to the post-fire reforestation thinning of 312 acres of natural stands and young mixed conifer plantings in the Power Fire boundary using mechanical treatment methods across three project areas.

Pre-bid tour: Self-guided due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Proposal closing date: 3/10/2021

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Arnold-Avery Hazardous Fuels Reduction & Fuel Break Maintenance Project

Project Summary: CHIPS, working together with the Stanislaus National Forest (STF), has been awarded a CAL FIRE California Climate Investments (CCI) Fire Prevention (FP) Grant to conduct fuel break maintenance and expansion of the 2015 Butte Fire Dozer Line and the Village fuel break, and to conduct surface and ladder fuels reduction in and around the communities of Avery, Arnold, White Pines and Dorrington in Calaveras County.

Pre-bid tour: Self-guided due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Proposal closing date: 4/5/2021

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