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IFB #:080042 Helicopter Service and Sawyers for North Fork Restoration

07/30/2007

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SAWYER SPECIFICATIONS AND SCOPE OF WORK: ·Fall and prepare 90 trees to be flown from donor site (Sun Dog Fire, 2006). This includes falling and cutting trees to specific lengths and cutting downed trees to be able to retrieve the specific tree. The area where trees will be taken is a one year old burn with many downed and standing dead trees. ·Tree sizes range from 19 to 35 inches dbh and from 35 to 60 feet long. PILOT(s) - Requirements ·All pilots providing services under this contract must possess a valid FAA commercial license with appropriate ratings for the aircraft and mission as well as the following Montana statutes regulating pilots: a.MCA 67-3-211, Pilot Registration b.MCA 67-3-401, Commercial Air Operators Insurance HELICOPTER SPECIFICATIONS AND SCOPE OF WORK ·Sawyers to be hired and managed by helicopter service. ·Transport 90 trees from donor site to be placed in specific locations on a tributary to the North Fork Flathead River (South Fork Coal Creek). The trees are 19 to 35 inches dbh and 35 to 60 feet long with root wads spanning from 4 to 6 feet. Sites are within one mile of each other. The helicopter will need to use a long line to pull trees up and out of the burn to the stream site. ·Helicopter must be able to lift between 5000 and 6000 pounds. ·Ground crews for rigging and releasing lines to be provide by helicopter service. ·See enclosed TOPO map for terrain layout and elevations.