Project Implementation


Hawk Handthin

Sierra Institute is soliciting bids for the Hawk Handthin Project in order to advance restoration efforts within the Robbers Creek Watershed Restoration Project. 

The project was collaboratively developed by the South Lassen Watersheds Group to improve the health and ecological resilience of forest habitats, reduce surface and ladder fuels to reduce the size, and severity of future wildland fires, and enable the reintroduction of good fire to fire-adapted ecosystems. 

The Hawk service contract units are located approximately twelve air miles northeast of Chester, California in both Lassen and Plumas Counties. Contract units can be accessed from California State Highway 36, Lassen County Road A-21, and Forest Service system roads 29N32Y and 30N09. 

Pre-bid Tour: A pre-bid tour will be held on August 7th, 2023 at 10:00 am. Please meet at the Super Y Market parking lot in Westwood, CA, at the intersection of Highway 36 and County Rd A-21. 

Bid Submission: Bids are due August 11th, 2023 by  5:00 pm. Bids may ve submitted via:

  • Email to,
  • Mail to PO Box 11; 4438 Main St, Taylorsville, CA 95983
  • Delivery to the Sierra Institute Offices located at 4438 Main St. Taylorsville CA 95983.

Implementation: Project implementation may begin as early as August 14th, 2023, and shall be completed no later than December 31st, 2023. Work includes hand thinning of 215 acres of upland forest with hand piling of all cut material and existing surface fuels. 

For additional information, please view the full bid solicitation HERE

Any questions may be directed to Tony Charbonnier by phone (530) 284-1022 or by email

If you are not interested in this project but would like to be included on a list for future projects please send an email along with a list of services provided.