San Joaquin County Resource Conservation District Request for Proposals
The San Joaquin County Resource Conservation District is seeking qualified candidates to serve
as project lead for conservation and habitat management projects at Delta Levees Program
Habitat Sites primarily in San Joaquin County.
Since 1988, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has funded development of
habitat mitigation and enhancement sites in accordance with Delta Levees Program (DLP)
provisions that mandate no net loss of habitat as well as net long-term habitat improvement
(Water Code §12314(c-d) and §12987(c-d)). Ongoing management activities of the habitat sites
are required to restore and maintain sites that have been degraded by invasive species,
trespassing, vandalism, and other stressors. Generally, Resource Conservation Districts
(RCDs) can provide the necessary land stewardship activities which is required. Six RCDs have
jurisdictions that cover the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Solano County, Yolo County, Dixon,
Contra Costa County, San Joaquin County, and the Lower Cosumnes. The San Joaquin County
RCD (SJRCD) has limited staff and capacity but can provide oversight of the necessary long-term
habitat management activities by contracting with natural land experts and/or entities to fulfill
the long-term habitat management requirements of the DLP.
Long-term habitat management activities will take place on sites specified by DWR. San Joaquin
County RCD will be working on Delta Levees Program Habitat Sites primarily in San Joaquin
County that include Pace Preserve on Wright-Elmwood Tract, Palm-Orwood and Terminous
Tract, and other DLP habitat sites as needed.
Scope of Work
Activities will encompass general land stewardship, habitat restoration and deferred
maintenance activities. These duties include non-native vegetation control, native revegetation
and infrastructure maintenance. The goal is to improve habitat values by supporting
ecologically healthy native riparian plant communities. Upon written direction by DWR, the RCD
or their subcontractors will provide services that may include, but are not limited to, the
activities below on an as-needed basis:
Activity 1 -Site assessment and monitoring
Activity 2 - Perform vegetation management
Activity 3 – Revegetation
Activity 4- Maintain infrastructure and respond to stressors
Activity 5 - Communication and Reporting
Activity 6 - Outreach and Capacity Building
Deliverables (in addition to carrying out SOW)
• Provide quarterly reports documenting activities undertaken.
• Provide written annual reports summarizing the previous year's activities and a
proposed site work plan for the coming year developed in partnership with DWR.
Starting at $80/ hour for qualified candidate; commensurate on experience.
The selected candidate will serve as an independent contractor with SJCRCD. Invoices for work
completed should be submitted no later than the sixth of the following month to the
Administrator. SJCRCD will submit invoices DWR on a monthly basis, but payment to contractor
will be based on receipt of invoice payment from DWR. Please be aware, this could be 60-90
days, or more.
The selected contractor will be required to enter into a contract with the RCD, subject to
approval of the RCD board, and provide liability, auto and worker’s compensation insurance.
Length of Agreement
Based on satisfactory performance and funding availability, this project is set to last until June
Submit resumé and one-page proposal detailing qualifications, brief plan of action and fees to
Application Deadline: September 12, 2021
*Interviews will be set from September 14-15