Wolf Bay Watershed
(revised 10-13-17) The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP) seeks a qualified environmental or natural resource planning, engineering, or other similar firm to prepare a Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan (WMP) for the Sandy Creek/Wolf Creek (HUC 031401070201), Miflin Creek (HUC 031401070202), and Graham Bayou (HUC 031401070203) complex of watersheds in Baldwin County, Alabama.
MBNEP has secured funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund to develop WMPs for intertidal watersheds along the Alabama coast. MBNEP has partnered with stakeholders to develop these plans, which will provide a roadmap for restoring or conserving watersheds and improving water and habitat quality in areas where resources could have been damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The firm selected must be able to develop a comprehensive plan to maximize environmental health and public benefit by identifying actions to improve local governance of the environment; promote community ownership, knowledge, and involvement in watershed management; and restore and conserve priority habitats beneficial to those resources that were, or could have been, damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process will be used to select a firm who can develop such a conceptual engineering master plan based on new and available data. The most current RFQ document with any edits or modifications will be available in the MBNEP Library. A mandatory pre-submittal conference will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, September 5th, at the Graham Creek Nature Preserve Interpretive Center, located at 23030 Wolf Bay Dr. Foley, AL 36535. Potential Respondents interested in this RFQ should contact the MBNEP and request placement on the RFQ mailing list to ensure receipt of amendments and other relevant information. Inquiries should be directed to Christian Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org 251-459-8871. RFQ's are due on Friday, November 10, 2017, no later than 3:00 p.m.
A Watershed Management Plan is an essential first step in preserving water quality in a relatively pristine, tidally-influenced watershed and mitigating the impacts of future development pressures. The watershed planning process utilizes a stakeholder led process to characterize existing conditions, identify and prioritize problems, define management objectives, and develop and implement protection or remediation strategies as necessary.
For more information please contact:
Mobile Bay National Estuary Program
118 N. Royal St. Suite 601
Mobile, AL 36602