Grant: $538,000 - Forest Service - Jul. 29, 2009
0% voted satisfied - 100% voted not satisfied - 2 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The Wildfire Rehab and Restoration funding will be utilized by the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation to meet the following goals: ? Provide employment for forestry and wildfire restoration professionals through contracts for post-wildfire restoration of areas impacted by wildfire. ? Provide recovery assistance to state and private landowners. ? Treat state and private land to prevent or control weeds. ? Provide for mitigation of post wildfire erosion impacts such as but not limited to grass seeding, waddles, stream restoration, culvert replacements, and contour felling. Projects will be located in areas identified as high priority in the Multi-Agency Restoration Strategy. It is anticipated that the competitive application process will result in the awarding of sub-grants by September 1, 2009. Project work will begin immediately upon award. Portions of projects will be completed by November 1, 2009, with final project work to be completed by June 1, 2010. Outputs will be dependent on work identified within the specific applications that are awarded funding. Example outputs include: 400 acres of straw mulching, 200 silt fences, 2,600 acres of weed control, 1,800 straw erosion dams, or some combination thereof.
Project Description: The Project is to be awarded soon. The RFQ has been posted.
Infrastructure Description: There is no infrastructure investment.
Jobs Summary: The project has not yet been awarded. Typical jobs to be created or retained for fuel reduction and forest restoration projects are as follows: Fallers (mechanized and by–hand), Skidder Operators, Log Processor Operators, Masticator Operator to remove slash/undergrowth and Truck drivers who will load as well as drive. For fuel-reduction projects, hand thinning crews using chainsaws will consist of 3 to 6 laborers and sawyers, one machine operator plus one foreman per project, depending on project size. Sawyers will hike through the unit, thinning small trees with chain saws. Machine operators would pile slash with an excavator or similar equipment. General laborers would pile slash by hand in steep areas or areas too small to economically bring in equipment. Road construction crews will be used on a small percentage of projects. Road construction crews will generally consist of one Dozer Operator, one Laborer and one Right-of-Way Faller. For larger fuel reduction and restoration projects, additional Crew Foremen and Office Administrators and Bookkeeper positions will be employed. These jobs will likely be filled by local forest workers who are currently unemployed, underemployed or laid-off. People hired in these jobs are part of a skilled workforce lacking in work traditionally available in Montana’s timber industry. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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