Request for Proposals: Managing Risk in Agricultural-Wildland Interface Areas in BC’s Central & Northern Interior
We are seeking proposals for a contractor to work with local producer associations and regional governments to help determine economical and adaptive approaches to fuel management for agricultural-wildland interface in the Cariboo and Bulkley-Nechako and Fraser-Fort George regions.
The successful proponent will be required to undertake a high-level risk summary identifying areas of highest wildfire risk, evaluate challenges and opportunities associated with a range of fuel management options, develop partnerships and lay the groundwork for future pilot projects.
This project fulfills priority actions of the Bulkley-Nechako & Fraser-Fort George Adaptation Strategies and the Cariboo Adaptation Strategies Update and will enhance the ability of producers in these regions to adapt to the impacts of climate change. All work will be overseen by a committee that includes representatives from local governments, the BC Ministry of Agriculture, numerous Cattlemen’s associations, Farmer’s Institutes and other producer organizations.
The successful proponent will have a minimum of three years experience with wildfire issues, including knowledge/experience related to fuel management and reduction of fuels as a mitigation measure in BC, and at least one team member will have experience in multi-stakeholder resources management processes.