Specifications include, but are not limited to: The intent of this request is to obtain a contract to perform hazardous fuels reduction work on approximately 55 acres located near Clarkson Road in Rapid City (see attached map). The goal of the completed project is to mitigate the threat of wildfire through thinning. There will be an obligation for the contractor to devote individual attention per landowner, which may consist of determining areas of special concerns (privacy buffers and exclusion areas). During the cutting phase of the project, all current and prior insect infested trees within the area will be removed. Damaged and dead hardwood trees will be treated within the project. Salvage rights will be granted to the contractor to offset project costs. All material to be removed for biomass utilization will be at no cost to the landowner or SDWF. All material to be left on the project site must be justified in the submitted proposal. All slash not removed from the property will be treated by the contractor according to one of the following methods: chipping; mulching; grinding; piling and burning. Vendor must specify thinning slash disposal method in the submitted proposal. It is required that all work adhere to the State of South Dakota’s Best Management Practices to minimize environmental impact. Equipment use and access to the project site will be the discretion of SDWF and landowner.