Request for Proposals: Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Planning
The BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative (CAI) is seeking proposals for the delivery of wildfire preparedness planning to farmers and ranchers within the province of BC. The successful contractor will be required to plan, coordinate and deliver workshops and compile and develop workshop materials.
The overarching objectives of this project are to:
- Increase agricultural producer awareness of available wildfire preparedness planning resources
- Provide information and a structured planning process for producers to consider decisions and actions for farm/ranch level wildfire preparedness and mitigation
- Strengthen the linkages and relationships between producers and wildfire preparedness and response staff/agencies
This project will build on earlier work undertaken by CAI and the BC Cattleman’s Association (BCCA), including a series of emergency preparedness workshops delivered by BCCA following the wildfire season of 2017 and a guide and workbook developed by CAI.
The successful contractor will have a minimum of three years experience with wildfire issues and at least one team member will have direct experience working with the BC agriculture sector.
The contract runs from November 2018 through March 2019.