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Sugar Pine & Cedar Valley Public Lands Stewardship Project

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Fuel Reduction on Public Lands

OAKHURST — Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation & Development Council (YSRCDC) is soliciting bids from contractors for the  Sugar Pine & Cedar Valley Public Lands Stewardship Project .

YSRCDC is seeking a qualified contractor to create fuel breaks and defensible fuel profile zones through a combination of mechanical treatment and piling, mastication, and hand crews.

The project consists of the Sugar Pine public lands area and Cedar Valley public lands area, located on the Bass Lake Ranger District of Sierra National Forest (SNF) in Madera County, California.

SNF and CAL FIRE staff cooperatively identified these areas, which are in relatively close proximity to each other, as areas of strategic value and high priority for implementation. This project will encompass an aggregate of approximately 341 acres of fuel reduction work in a wildland urban interface (WUI).

The deadline to submit proposals is April 2, 2021 by 11:59pm PST.

For full project information, requirements, and contact information, please visit http://ysrcandd.org/spcv-publiclands-project/.

The Sugar Pine & Cedar Valley Public Lands Stewardship Project is part of the YSRCDC’s Madera Strategic Wildfire Mitigation Project , funded by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of the California Climate Investments (CCI) Program.

CCI is a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities.

The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more.

At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California.

For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at: www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov.

YSRCDC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to natural resource conservation and economic development. The Council service area includes the rural and foothill communities of Fresno, Madera, Mariposa and Tulare counties.



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