Arch Cape Forest
Request for Proposals/Contractors
The Arch Cape Domestic Water Supply District (“Water District”) has a unique and timely opportunity to engage the community in the stewardship of its drinking water source area, the Arch Cape Forest. To this end, the Water District and partners seek to hire a qualified professional to facilitate public engagement and stakeholder outreach.
The priority under this contract is to collect input from stakeholders and otherwise engage the broader community during the watershed acquisition and forest management planning process. One of the main outcomes of the public engagement process will be the formation of a Community Advisory Committee that includes members of the Water District and other interested community members. The Advisory Committee is responsible for sharing stakeholder input on the forest management plan that would be implemented, should the District be successful in acquiring the land. This scope of work describes the background of the project and outlines the duties and deliverables required for completion of this contract.
Demonstrated skill with stakeholder engagement and digital tools used for public outreach, including but not limited to writing for publication, email marketing, website content, and social media; experience and fluency in issues material to land management including forestry, conservation, land trusts, water quality, and facilitating collaborative processes. The ideal candidate will bring a local perspective and good relationships. Ideally, the proposal will set forth a strategy and work plan that addresses all aspects of public engagement during forest management planning. A successful proposal may be awarded to a marketing and outreach specialist or a consulting forester with significant experience in public engagement.
Contract amount not to exceed $22,800 for the one-year period beginning June 1st , 2018.
It is expected that the contract could take 50 weeks of part-time work.
For more details on the project background, see the Arch Cape Domestic Water Supply District public documents here
Arch Cape Forest