Steigerwald Restoration Project 2021/2022 Plant Procurement - RFP Release

The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership intends to establish a short-term contract for the procurement of native bare root plant materials for use at the Steigerwald Reconnection Project located in Washougal, WA. These plant materials are needed for the winter 2021 planting window (i.e., 1/1/2022 – 4/1/2022).


Over the past six years, the Estuary Partnership has partnered with the Port of Camas-Washougal (Port), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF), City of Washougal (City), and other public and private partners to develop the Steigerwald Reconnection Project. The purpose of the Steigerwald Project is to: (1) restore hydrologic connectivity between Gibbons Creek, the Columbia River, and adjacent floodplain habitats within the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge); (2) reduce internal flooding and operations costs; and, (3) improve recreation opportunities at an urban wildlife refuge visited by as many as 90,000 people per year. Native revegetation of the riparian and floodplain habitats is an integral component of the overall habitat restoration and recreational goals of this project.


Issuance: October 8, 2020

Question Period Closing: October 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM - Questions submitted and responses are attached below.

Addendum Responses (if any) Posting: October 20, 2020

RFP Closing: October 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Estimated Notice of Award: November 9, 2020

Please download the attached copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) document for details on the process, requirements and submittal package.

RFPs applications must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday October 23, 2020 to be considered