North Olympic and Jefferson Land Trusts are seeking the engagement of consulting services to guide our organizations as we determine metrics and strategize our collective efforts toward increasing Climate Resiliency on the North Olympic Peninsula.
In 2020, the two land trusts of the northern Olympic Peninsula entered into a climate-based strategic alliance to help ensure the Olympic Peninsula thrives in the face of climate change. This deep partnership recognizes that the projected impacts of climate change in our region will not follow the county boundaries (Clallam and Jefferson) that have guided our two organizations in the past. Working together, we will tackle landscape-scale conservation and stewardship projects across the Olympic Peninsula that best prepare our lands and communities for the changes already underway.
We collaborate to:
While our primary activities focus on conservation, restoration, and stewardship of land, we also play the role of convener, information provider, and advocate for climate-smart policy and land-use practices.
Working together, our Climate Resiliency Partnership will help ensure the Olympic Peninsula remains strong and healthy forever.
Our first collaborative effort was to conduct a Land Resilience Study, which was completed by an expert GIS Contractor, Core GIS, in 2021. This study’s intent was to provide detailed, current spatial data of the projected impacts of climate change in this region, which can now be used to determine next steps.
As the next project of this Alliance, Jefferson Land Trust and North Olympic Land Trust seek a consultant to lead our organizations through a process in which we determine the metrics that will be used to guide future our strategies and activities that seek to build climate resiliency on the Olympic Peninsula.
The contracted consultant will be responsible for facilitating gatherings/workshops between staff, a to-be hired ‘researcher’ that will complete a literature review of best practices for tracking localized efforts for climate resiliency, and advisors. An initial kick-off meeting will be used to finalize a workplan and scope of the project. Subsequent meetings will lead the group through a process to determine the most appropriate metrics to guide future efforts.
These dates are subject to change as necessary and details will be determined with selected contractor. Proposers may offer an alternative engagement timeline.
Please provide the following by January 5, 2022:
Proposals are due by 5 pm PDT on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.
Please email your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Climate Resiliency Project Manager”.
The contract with the selected contractor will be managed jointly by the two organizations. North Olympic Land Trust will serve as the fiscal agent for this contract.
All costs associated in the preparation of a response to this RFP are the sole responsibility of the bidder and will not be reimbursed by the two land trusts.
Download a PDF version of this RFP here.