Request For Proposal Open For Havenwoods State Forest Habitat Rehabilitation Project

A Request for Proposal (RFP) for habitat restoration design and engineering services is now open for a project at Havenwoods State Forest. The project aims to enhance habitats to address the Degradation of Fish and Wildlife Populations Beneficial Use Impairment for the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern.

The RFP instructions and related materials are available at this link on Vendor Net. The solicitation reference is # 23-384-20.

Key Dates
Dates may change if there is an amendment to the RFP. Please watch VendorNet for any changes.

March 24 at 10:00 a.m. Pre-proposal site visit.

March 31 at 4:30 p.m. Deadline for submitting proposer written questions.

April 14 at 2:00 p.m. All proposals are due.

About The Havenwoods State Forest Habitat Rehabilitation Project

Havenwoods State Forest, Wisconsin’s only urban State Forest, is located on the north side of the City of Milwaukee along Lincoln Creek and is within the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern boundaries. Through prairie and wetland restoration, management and expansion of forests, and control of problematic invasive plant species, the goal is to return this 237-acre site to a mix of open and forested landscapes that will better support native wildlife populations.

The planning phase of the project concluded in 2021 with the creation of an Ecological Restoration and Management Plan. The project is now in the design stage where key habitats on the property will be reimagined to benefit specific wildlife species. The RFP includes creation of a Habitat Restoration Plan for the property and construction bid preparation. The RFP also includes construction oversight and post-construction monitoring; however, these tasks will be contingent on the availability of funding.

Havenwoods is one of several projects identified to help bring back rare and threatened wildlife populations in the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern. Community members also have an important role in shaping the future of this popular urban oasis. The project aims to offer more ways for people to connect with nature, enjoy outdoor recreation and participate in activities. Learn more about the Havenwoods State Forest habitat project here.