Fall leaves are scattered along the loop trail at Valley View Forest.
The Land Trust is currently seeking proposals from qualified designers to create a pavilion design that will allow us to construct a pavilion shelter at Valley View Forest in an existing open level area a short walk from the parking lot using timber from the property.
The ideal applicant will have experience designing structures using untreated, freshly milled wood.
Approximately 4,900 MBF of timber (Douglas-fir) was cut and set aside for this pavilion during a spring/summer 2021 harvest. The Land Trust anticipates working with a small local timber mill to mill up these logs to whatever specs the pavilion design requires. The general size of the pavilion that is being imagined is approximately 1,000 square feet.
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Jefferson Land Trust is a 510c3 nonprofit conservation organization working to help the community preserve open space, working lands, and habitat forever in Jefferson County, Washington.
One way the Land Trust is achieving this important work is through the establishment of a Community Forest in Chimacum, Washington. The Community Forest is a multi-phase project, and the Land Trust has achieved the acquisition of a 65-acre forested property (Valley View Forest) as part of this effort.
Part of the long-term management objectives for the property are to support education and recreation activities by the local community. To facilitate this kind of use, the Land Trust has built a parking area and an initial trail network. The Land Trust will be building more accessible trails in the coming years, and the Land Trust would like to also construct a pavilion shelter in an existing open level part of the forest a short walk from the parking area.
The Land Trust is seeking proposals from qualified designers to create a pavilion design using timber from the property. Approximately 4,900 MBF of timber (Douglas-fir) was cut and set aside for this pavilion during a spring/summer 2021 harvest on the property. The Land Trust anticipates working with a small local timber mill to mill up these logs to whatever specs the pavilion design requires. The general size of the pavilion that is being imagined is approximately 1,000 square feet.
The Land Trust anticipates the construction of the Pavilion to begin in July, 2022.
The design will prescribe the milling of the logs, and site prep for the pavilion construction, so the design would need to be complete well prior to construction.
It is anticipated that this work will involve regular communication with Land Trust staff and stakeholders to achieve a design best suited to the goals of the Community Forest.
Deliverables will include an engineered design that has all relevant detail and instruction sufficient for permitting, and for construction, as well as a rendition of the design that could be used in outreach and fundraising. This includes working with an engineer to have the design meet all requirements for a commercial structure in Jefferson County, Washington and we expect the successful applicant to support the process of permitting with the county.
Please provide proposals no later than November 1, 2021.
As a nonprofit, community-based conservation organization, we welcome in-kind services and support wherever possible.
If interested, please provide a cost estimate to conduct this work, which will be used in deciding the designer.
Please direct any questions to either of the following Land Trust staff members: