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Request for Proposals

A Request for Proposals (RFP) for the "Murphys-to-Forest Meadows WUI Fuelbreak Project" was issued on Sept. 27th, 2021.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) is for mechanical mastication work and limited hand treatment under CAL FIRE Grant 5GG19147 for four units totaling approximately 759 acres.

Proposals must be submitted via email to:  jillmicheau@gmail.com and must be received no later than Oct 26, 2021 at 6:00 PM.

A pre-bid tour will be held on Friday, October 8 at 8:00 AM.

Click here to download the full UPDATED RFP.

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Aerial Maps

Sample Groundwork Contract

A map to the meeting place is HERE

Please RSVP to  jillmicheau@gmail.com for the tour. This will be your only opportunity to inspect the jobsite.

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Here are before and after photos at same site. First photo taken June 2, 2021. Second photo taken June 3, 2021. First photo has contractor, Tanner Logging crew. They accomplished the mastication work in a single day!

UPDATES

CAL FIRE Awards $43.5 million in Local Fire Prevention Grants

Projects protect communities, reduce fire threat and greenhouse gases.

 

CAL FIRE (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) this week awarded $43.5 million dollars to local organizations to reduce the risk of wildfires to homes and communities across California. Fifty-five local fire prevention projects are receiving funding for hazardous fuel reductions, wildfire preparedness planning and fire prevention education.

$2,161,776 Goes to Calaveras County Resource Conservation District

Strategically placed fuel breaks reduce wildfire hazards; provide greater safety to fire fighters by creating a defensible area; and reduce the intensity of wildfires. The proposed fuel break would protect approximately 7,000 homes along the Ebbetts Pass Corridor. Benefits from the AVOIDANCE of wildfires cannot be accurately measured, but according to the USGS, the 2018 wildfire season in California burned 8.8 million acres, releasing 68 million tons of carbon dioxide, or 15% of the state's total emissions, equivalent to the emissions from all electricity used in California for a full year. Net carbon sequestration would be due to improved forest health and growth.

CalFire M2FM WUI GRANT

Great work starts with great grants!

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