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Grants and Finance Coordinator The Plains, VADecember 31

Title: Grants and Finance Coordinator

Supervisor:

Location: The Plains, VA

To see job description and apply, please visit https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=58

Itasca County Brush Management Project Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 4:00pm

Title: Itasca County Brush Management Project

Supervisor:

Location:

Project Type: Minnesota Public Lands Early Successional Habitat Management

 Bids are being considered by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) for the mechanical treatment of up to 70 acres (66 presently delineated) of 1-5” diameter brush in designated stands in project areas on public lands managed by Itasca County located within or adjacent to Section 28 T60N R25 & Section 6 T58N R23.

Contracted labor is targeted for completion between 12/01/2019 – 4/15/2020 and may be completed only under frozen ground conditions as determined by Itasca County.

Existing Stand Conditions:

Stands are lowland brush covertypes dominated by dense alder brush with scattered willow and mixed hardwood tree species. Brush to be cut is from 1-5” diameter with singly or clumped interspersed mature hardwood species (5+” diameter). Project parcels include sites at deciduous, mixed, or lowland forest and wetland interfaces. Some areas will be sensitive to rutting and may be avoided if necessary at the direction of ABC and Itasca County Project Managers.

 Desired Stand Conditions:

Targeted post-treatment habitat conditions include the cutting/thinning of dense shrub species. Shrub species will be cut and all trees (esp. >3” diameter) of any species retained undamaged as leave trees for avian song perches, nesting, and foraging. Shrub species to be cut have a diameter up to 4-5” and may grow in clumps with a higher aggregate diameter. When project areas do not have sufficient tree cover to retain 10-15 trees per acre, project sites will retain all seedling or sapling tree species where they occur as individuals or as clumps to increase the diversity of residual structure for forage, nesting, and song perches. (Note: Contractor should retain smaller trees where possible even if larger trees are also being retained.) Target residual internal woody structure to be retained is 25-50% as directed by ABC and Itasca County Project Managers and depending on a suite of site level factors. Also, due to the relative scarcity of trees in some areas within a site or to add diversity when trees are present, well distributed clumps of brush (10-15/acre) may be retained as directed when mature single and clumped trees are not present. Project Managers may also retain larger undisturbed legacy patches (>0.25 acres) within the project area as directed.

Total acreage of designated stands:  66 acres      Total acres to be treated: up to 70 acres

** Please Note: Some sites may have relatively long access routes. Also, one of the access points has large rocks at the entrance that will need to be moved in order to use the forest road as an access or for staging. If this is not possible, an alternate access can be used to get to this site.

 Sealed bids will be received until: Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 4:00pm

If you would like a bid packet sent to you that includes more detail pertaining to project location, description, logistics, and associated project maps please contact:

 Peter Dieser

Minnesota ABC Public Lands Coordinator

Phone: (952) 567-1967

Email: pdieser@abcbirds.org

Cloquet DNR Wildlife Brush Management Project Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 4:00pm

Title: Cloquet DNR Wildlife Brush Management Project

Supervisor:

Location:

Project Type: Minnesota Public Lands Early Successional Habitat Management

 Bids are being considered by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) for the mechanical treatment of up to 67 acres (62 presently delineated) of 1-5” diameter brush in designated stands in project areas on public lands managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) Cloquet Area Wildlife Office and located at the Firebird Wildlife Management Area in or adjacent to Section 36 T47N R21 in Carlton County.

Contracted labor is targeted for completion between 12/01/2019 – 4/15/2020 and may be completed only under frozen ground conditions as determined by the MN DNR.

Existing Stand Conditions:

Stands are lowland brush covertypes dominated by dense alder brush with scattered willow and mixed hardwood tree species. Brush to be cut is from 1-5” diameter with singly or clumped interspersed mature hardwood species (5+” diameter). Project parcels include sites at deciduous or lowland forest and wetland interfaces. Some areas will be sensitive to rutting and may be avoided if necessary at the direction of ABC and MN DNR Project Managers.

 Desired Stand Conditions:

This site contains a fire break and has separate post treatment target conditions for each area. Please read the following carefully and examine the attached map and photos so that you have a full understanding of the design and scope of this project.

North of the Fire Break:

Targeted post-treatment habitat conditions include the cutting of ALL dense shrub species and ALL tree species < 4” diameter. Trees larger than 4” will be retained undamaged as leave trees for avian song perches, nesting, and foraging. Shrub species to be cut have a diameter up to 4-5” and may grow in clumps with a higher aggregate diameter. Greater care must be taken in this portion of the project area to cut stumps as low to the ground as possible and to mulch any dropped trees and shrubs to < 5 feet in length and 10-12” above ground level contingent upon snow depth. The Contractor will be directed to masticate woody debris again if cut sections and stumps are determined to be too large or high.

Fire Break:

The existing fire break will be cleared to the greatest extent possible of ALL woody vegetation. The completed fire break should have a width of approximately 30'.

South of the Fire Break:

Targeted post-treatment habitat conditions include the cutting/thinning of dense shrub species. Shrub species will be cut and all trees (esp. >3” diameter) of any species retained undamaged as leave trees for avian song perches, nesting, and foraging. Shrub species to be cut have a diameter up to 4-5” and may grow in clumps with a higher aggregate diameter. When project areas do not have sufficient tree cover to retain 10-15 trees per acre, project sites will retain all seedling or sapling tree species where they occur as individuals or as clumps to increase the diversity of residual structure for forage, nesting, and song perches. Target residual internal woody structure to be retained is 25-35% as directed by ABC and MN DNR Project Managers. Also, due to the relative scarcity of trees in some areas within a site or to add diversity when trees are present, well distributed clumps of brush (10-15/acre) will be retained as directed when mature single and clumped trees are not present.

 Total acreage of designated stands: 62 acres      Total acres to be treated: up to 67 acres

 Sealed bids will be received until: Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 4:00pm

If you would like a bid packet sent to you that includes more detail pertaining to project location, description, logistics, and associated project maps please contact:

 Peter Dieser

Minnesota ABC Public Lands Coordinator

Phone: (952) 567-1967

Email: pdieser@abcbirds.org

 

Carlton County Brush Management Project Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 4:00pm

Title: Carlton County Brush Management Project

Supervisor:

Location:

Project Type: Minnesota Public Lands Early Successional Habitat Management

 Bids are being considered by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) for the mechanical treatment of up to 65 acres (60 presently delineated) of 1-5” diameter brush in designated stands in project areas on public lands managed by Carlton County located within or adjacent to Section 24 T46N R18W.

 Contracted labor is targeted for completion between 12/01/2019 – 4/15/2020 and may be completed only under frozen ground conditions as determined by Carlton County.

Existing Stand Conditions:

Stands are lowland brush covertypes dominated by dense alder brush with scattered willow and mixed hardwood tree species. Brush to be cut is from 1-5” diameter with singly or clumped interspersed mature hardwood species (5+” diameter). Project parcels include sites at deciduous or lowland forest and wetland interfaces. Some areas will be sensitive to rutting and may be avoided if necessary at the direction of ABC and Carlton County Project Managers.

 Desired Stand Conditions:

Targeted post-treatment habitat conditions include the cutting/thinning of dense shrub species. Shrub species will be cut and all trees (esp. >3” diameter) of any species retained undamaged as leave trees for avian song perches, nesting, and foraging. Shrub species to be cut have a diameter up to 4-5” and may grow in clumps with a higher aggregate diameter. When project areas do not have sufficient tree cover to retain 10-15 trees per acre, project sites will retain all seedling or sapling tree species where they occur as individuals or as clumps to increase the diversity of residual structure for forage, nesting, and song perches. (Note: Contractor should retain smaller trees where possible even if larger trees are also being retained.) Target residual internal woody structure to be retained is 25-50% as directed by ABC and Carlton County Project Managers and depending on a suite of site level factors. Also, due to the relative scarcity of trees in some areas within a site or to add diversity when trees are present, well distributed clumps of brush (10-15/acre) may be retained as directed when mature single and clumped trees are not present.

 Total acreage of designated stands:  60 acres      Total acres to be treated: up to 65 acres

**Note: Sites require approximately 1 mile access through private property.

 Sealed bids will be received until: Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 4:00pm

If you would like a bid packet sent to you that includes more detail pertaining to project location, description, logistics, and associated project maps please contact:

 Peter Dieser

Minnesota ABC Public Lands Coordinator

Phone: (952) 567-1967

Email: pdieser@abcbirds.org

Thief Lake DNR Wildlife Brush Management Project Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 4:00pm

Title: Thief Lake DNR Wildlife Brush Management Project

Supervisor:

Location:

Project Type: Minnesota Public Lands Early Successional Habitat Management

 Bids are being considered by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) for the mechanical treatment of up to 100 acres (94 presently delineated) of 1-5” diameter brush in designated stands in project areas on public lands managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Wildlife Office located in the Wapati WMA within or adjacent to Sections 9 & 11 T157N R38 in Beltrami County.

Contracted labor is targeted for completion between 12/01/2019 – 4/15/2020 and may be completed only under frozen ground conditions as determined by the MN DNR.

Existing Stand Conditions:

Stands are lowland brush covertypes dominated by dense alder brush with scattered willow and mixed hardwood tree species. Brush to be cut is from 1-5” diameter with singly or clumped interspersed mature hardwood species (5+” diameter). Project parcels include sites at deciduous or lowland forest and wetland interfaces. Some areas will be sensitive to rutting and may be avoided if necessary at the direction of ABC and MN DNR Project Managers.

 Desired Stand Conditions:

Targeted post-treatment habitat conditions include the cutting/thinning of dense shrub species. Shrub species will be cut and all trees (esp. >3” diameter) of any species retained undamaged as leave trees for avian song perches, nesting, and foraging. Shrub species to be cut have a diameter up to 4-5” and may grow in clumps with a higher aggregate diameter. When project areas do not have sufficient tree cover to retain 10-15 trees per acre, project sites will retain all seedling or sapling tree species where they occur as individuals or as clumps to increase the diversity of residual structure for forage, nesting, and song perches. (Note: Contractor should retain smaller trees where possible even if larger trees are also being retained.) Target residual internal woody structure to be retained is 25-50% as directed by ABC and MN DNR Project Managers and depending on a suite of site level factors. Also, due to the relative scarcity of trees in some areas within a site or to add diversity when trees are present, well distributed clumps of brush (10-15/acre) may be retained as directed when mature single and clumped trees are not present. Project Managers may also retain larger undisturbed legacy patches (>0.25 acres) within the project area as directed.

 Total acreage of designated stands:  94 acres      Total acres to be treated: up to 100 acres

** Note: Northern sites require a short access through private property.

 Sealed bids will be received until:  Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 4:00pm

If you would like a bid packet sent to you that includes more detail pertaining to project location, description, logistics, and associated project maps please contact:

Peter Dieser

Minnesota ABC Public Lands Coordinator

Phone: (952) 567-1967

Email: pdieser@abcbirds.org

 

St. Louis County Brush Management Project Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 4:00pm

Title: St. Louis County Brush Management Project

Supervisor:

Location:

Project Type: Minnesota Public Lands Early Successional Habitat Management

 Bids are being considered by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) for the mechanical treatment of up to 75 acres (70 presently delineated) of 1-5” diameter brush in designated stands in project areas on public lands managed by St. Louis County located within or adjacent to Section 16 T52N R19W.

 Contracted labor is targeted for completion between 12/01/2019 – 4/15/2020 and may be completed only under frozen ground conditions as determined by St. Louis County.

Existing Stand Conditions:

Stands are lowland brush covertypes dominated by dense alder brush with scattered willow and mixed hardwood tree species. Brush to be cut is from 1-5” diameter with singly or clumped interspersed mature hardwood species (5+” diameter). Project parcels include sites at deciduous or lowland forest and wetland interfaces. Some areas will be sensitive to rutting and may be avoided if necessary at the direction of ABC and St. Louis County Project Managers.

 Desired Stand Conditions:

Targeted post-treatment habitat conditions include the cutting/thinning of dense shrub species. Shrub species will be cut and all trees (esp. >3” diameter) of any species retained undamaged as leave trees for avian song perches, nesting, and foraging. Shrub species to be cut have a diameter up to 4-5” and may grow in clumps with a higher aggregate diameter. When project areas do not have sufficient tree cover to retain 10-15 trees per acre, project sites will retain all seedling or sapling tree species where they occur as individuals or as clumps to increase the diversity of residual structure for forage, nesting, and song perches. (Note: Contractor should retain smaller trees where possible even if larger trees are also being retained.) Target residual internal woody structure to be retained is 25-50% as directed by ABC and St. Louis County Project Managers and depending on a suite of site level factors. Also, due to the relative scarcity of trees in some areas within a site or to add diversity when trees are present, well distributed clumps of brush (10-15/acre) may be retained as directed when mature single and clumped trees are not present.

 Total acreage of designated stands:  70 acres      Total acres to be treated: up to 75 acres

**Note: Some sites require access through state land managed by the MN DNR and there will be some woody debris to move at the staging area.

 Sealed bids will be received until: Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 4:00pm

If you would like a bid packet sent to you that includes more detail pertaining to project location, description, logistics, and associated project maps please contact:

 Peter Dieser

Minnesota ABC Public Lands Coordinator

Phone: (952) 567-1967

Email: pdieser@abcbirds.org

 

Beltrami County Brush Management Project Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 4:00pm

Title: Beltrami County Brush Management Project

Supervisor:

Location:

Project Type: Minnesota Public Lands Early Successional Habitat Management

 Bids are being considered by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) for the mechanical treatment of up to 75 acres (70 presently delineated) of 1-5” diameter brush in designated stands in project areas on public lands managed by Beltrami County located within or adjacent to Section 12 T151N R32 & Section 30 T151N R31.

 Contracted labor is targeted for completion between 12/01/2019 – 4/15/2020 and may be completed only under frozen ground conditions as determined by Beltrami County.

Existing Stand Conditions:

Stands are lowland brush covertypes dominated by dense alder brush with scattered willow and mixed hardwood tree species. Brush to be cut is from 1-5” diameter with singly or clumped interspersed mature hardwood species (5+” diameter). Project parcels include sites at deciduous or lowland forest and wetland interfaces. Some areas will be sensitive to rutting and may be avoided if necessary at the direction of ABC and Beltrami County Project Managers.

 Desired Stand Conditions:

Targeted post-treatment habitat conditions include the cutting/thinning of dense shrub species. Shrub species will be cut and all trees (esp. >3” diameter) of any species retained undamaged as leave trees for avian song perches, nesting, and foraging. Shrub species to be cut have a diameter up to 4-5” and may grow in clumps with a higher aggregate diameter. When project areas do not have sufficient tree cover to retain 10-15 trees per acre, project sites will retain all seedling or sapling tree species where they occur as individuals or as clumps to increase the diversity of residual structure for forage, nesting, and song perches. (Note: Contractor should retain smaller trees where possible even if larger trees are also being retained.) Target residual internal woody structure to be retained is 25-50% as directed by ABC and Beltrami County Project Managers and depending on a suite of site level factors. Also, due to the relative scarcity of trees in some areas within a site or to add diversity when trees are present, well distributed clumps of brush (10-15/acre) may be retained as directed when mature single and clumped trees are not present. Project Managers may also retain larger undisturbed legacy patches (>0.25 acres) within the project area as directed.

 Total acreage of designated stands:  70 acres      Total acres to be treated: up to 75 acres

 Sealed bids will be received until: Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 4:00pm

If you would like a bid packet sent to you that includes more detail pertaining to project location, description, logistics, and associated project maps please contact:

 Peter Dieser

Minnesota ABC Public Lands Coordinator

Phone: (952) 567-1967

Email: pdieser@abcbirds.org

 

Aitkin County/MN DNR Brush Management Project Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 4:00pm

Title: Aitkin County/MN DNR Brush Management Project

Supervisor:

Location:

Project Type: Minnesota Public Lands Early Successional Habitat Management

 Bids are being considered by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) for the mechanical treatment of up to 90 acres (85 presently delineated) of 1-5” diameter brush in designated stands in project areas on public lands managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) and Aitkin County located within or adjacent to Sections 3 & 15 T49N R22W.

 Contracted labor is targeted for completion between 12/01/2019 – 4/15/2020 and may be completed only under frozen ground conditions as determined by Aitkin County and MN DNR.

Existing Stand Conditions:

Stands are lowland brush covertypes dominated by dense alder brush with scattered willow and mixed hardwood tree species. Brush to be cut is from 1-5” diameter with singly or clumped interspersed mature hardwood species (5+” diameter). Project parcels include sites at deciduous or lowland forest and wetland interfaces. Some areas will be sensitive to rutting and may be avoided if necessary at the direction of ABC, MN DNR, and Aitkin County Project Managers.

 Desired Stand Conditions:

Targeted post-treatment habitat conditions include the cutting/thinning of dense shrub species. Shrub species will be cut and all trees (esp. >3” diameter) of any species retained undamaged as leave trees for avian song perches, nesting, and foraging. Shrub species to be cut have a diameter up to 4-5” and may grow in clumps with a higher aggregate diameter. When project areas do not have sufficient tree cover to retain 10-15 trees per acre, project sites will retain all seedling or sapling tree species where they occur as individuals or as clumps to increase the diversity of residual structure for forage, nesting, and song perches. (Note: Contractor should retain smaller trees where possible even if larger trees are also being retained.) Target residual internal woody structure to be retained is 25-50% as directed by ABC, Aitkin County, and MN DNR Project Managers and depending on a suite of site level factors. Also, due to the relative scarcity of trees in some areas within a site or to add diversity when trees are present, well distributed clumps of brush (10-15/acre) may be retained as directed when mature single and clumped trees are not present.

 Total acreage of designated stands:  85 acres      Total acres to be treated: up to 90 acres

**Note: Some sites require short access through private land.

 Sealed bids will be received until: Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 4:00pm

If you would like a bid packet sent to you that includes more detail pertaining to project location, description, logistics, and associated project maps please contact:

 Peter Dieser

Minnesota ABC Public Lands Coordinator

Phone: (952) 567-1967

Email: pdieser@abcbirds.org

Bemidji DNR Wildlife Brush Management Project Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 4:00pm

Title: Bemidji DNR Wildlife Brush Management Project

Supervisor:

Location:

Project Type: Minnesota Public Lands Early Successional Habitat Management

 Bids are being considered by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) for the mechanical treatment of up to 83 acres (77 presently delineated) of 1-5” diameter brush in designated stands in project areas on public lands managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) Bemidji Area Wildlife Office and MN DNR Forestry located in or adjacent to Section 18 T152N R30 in Beltrami County.

 Contracted labor is targeted for completion between 12/01/2019 – 4/15/2020 and may be completed only under frozen ground conditions as determined by the MN DNR.

Existing Stand Conditions:

Stands are lowland brush covertypes dominated by dense alder brush with scattered willow and mixed hardwood tree species. Brush to be cut is from 1-5” diameter with singly or clumped interspersed mature hardwood species (5+” diameter). Project parcels include sites at deciduous or lowland forest and wetland interfaces. Some areas will be sensitive to rutting and may be avoided if necessary at the direction of ABC and MN DNR Project Managers.

 Desired Stand Conditions:

Targeted post-treatment habitat conditions include the cutting/thinning of dense shrub species. Shrub species will be cut and all trees (esp. >3” diameter) of any species retained undamaged as leave trees for avian song perches, nesting, and foraging. Shrub species to be cut have a diameter up to 4-5” and may grow in clumps with a higher aggregate diameter. When project areas do not have sufficient tree cover to retain 10-15 trees per acre, project sites will retain all seedling or sapling tree species where they occur as individuals or as clumps to increase the diversity of residual structure for forage, nesting, and song perches. (Note: Contractor should retain smaller trees where possible even if larger trees are also being retained.) Target residual internal woody structure to be retained is 25-50% as directed by ABC and MN DNR Project Managers and depending on a suite of site level factors. Also, due to the relative scarcity of trees in some areas within a site or to add diversity when trees are present, well distributed clumps of brush (10-15/acre) may be retained as directed when mature single and clumped trees are not present. Project Managers may also retain larger undisturbed legacy patches (>0.25 acres) within the project area as directed.

 Total acreage of designated stands: 77 acres      Total acres to be treated: up to 83 acres

 Sealed bids will be received until: Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 4:00pm

If you would like a bid packet sent to you that includes more detail pertaining to project location, description, logistics, and associated project maps please contact:

 Peter Dieser

Minnesota ABC Public Lands Coordinator

Phone: (952) 567-1967

Email: pdieser@abcbirds.org

 

Membership Manager Washington, D.C. or The Plains, VAAugust 31

Title: Membership Manager

Supervisor: Vice President for Development

Location: Washington, D.C. or The Plains, VA

To see job description and apply, please visit https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=56