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Humboldt County Fire Safe Council

Posted on: May 6, 2019

Request for Proposals Now Open

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Beginning this summer, the County of Humboldt, on behalf of the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council, will be partnering with the University of California (UC) Cooperative Extension and Humboldt County Prescribed Burn Association to increase the use and acceptance of prescribed fire throughout the county. The Humboldt County Prescribed Burn Association (HCPBA) is a collaboration between UC Cooperative Extension, private landowners, volunteer fire departments, local non-governmental organizations, and federal and state agency partners, that seeks to increase prescribed fire on private lands as a core part of their mission. Since its inception in 2017, the HCPBA has safely burned hundreds of acres of private land. Now the County seeks to support this work using grant funds awarded by the California Fire Safe Council for this purpose. 

While the scope of the project is countywide, Southern Humboldt—given its high fire risk and dispersed population—will receive additional support with the help of a Southern Humboldt Prescribed Fire Liaison. A Request for Proposals is open until May 27, 2019 for this limited-term, contracted position. The successful applicant will provide outreach and education services regarding the benefits and the mechanics of prescribed fire. The primary responsibility of the Liaison will be to serve as a link between local volunteer fire departments, landowners, the County of Humboldt, the Humboldt County Prescribed Burn Association, and UC Cooperative Extension. The position is expected to begin in June 2019 and continue through October 2020.

Contact Cybelle Immitt for questions regarding this request for proposals at cimmitt@co.humboldt.ca.us or 707-267-9542. If you have questions about the HCPBA and UCCE’s prescribed fire efforts, contact Jeffery Stackhouse (jwstackhouse@ucanr.edu) or Lenya Quinn-Davidson (lquinndavidson@ucanr.edu), UCCE Advisors, at 707-445-7351.

Review the attachments below and the RFP Introduction for instructions on how to apply.

Attachment A Grant Scope

Attachment B Draft Professional Services Agreement

Attachment C Request for Professional Services Form

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