Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Forest Service needs aircraft for aerial patrols in Colorado

See also

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is looking for a light fixed wing aircraft fully operated by qualified personnel and equipped to meet Forest Health Aerial Detection Survey services for use in the administration of public lands. The Forest Service made the request in contract documents released Friday.

“The services will be primarily for use in the management of national forests in Region 2 on an exclusive use basis,” the agency said in contract documents. “The designated base is the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, Broomfield, Colo.” The aircraft may be dispatched to other areas throughout the United States. The government shall retain operational control of the aircraft while performing under this contract. The aircraft furnished will be used for forest health surveys, detection/patrol surveys.

The contract period of performance will be for one base year with four renewable option periods. The contract solicitation will be issued on Tuesday.

On Thursday, the USFS and Colorado State Forest Service released the results of the annual aerial forest health survey in Colorado, which indicate that the spread of the mountain pine beetle epidemic has slowed dramatically, while the spruce beetle outbreak continues to expand. Each summer the agencies work together to aerially monitor insect and disease-caused tree mortality or damage across Colorado forestland.

Receive DC Aviation News Examiner email alerts, subscribe here.

Advertisement

News

  • Gaza conflict
    Israel official: Ceasefire and expanding Gaza conflict are both being discussed
    Video
    Video
  • Air Algerie crash
    Conflicting reports about the Air Algerie disappearance begin to emerge
    Top News
  • Arizona execution
    A Senator familiar with torture denounces Joseph Wood's botched execution as such
    US News
  • Ray Rice suspended
    Ravens' running back Ray Rice is suspended for two games for a domestic violence arrest
    Sports
  • Amazon tribe falls ill
    An Amazonian tribe catches influenza after making first contact with the developed world
    Headlines
  • CIA prison in Poland
    Poland is declared guilty of human rights violations for hosting a secret CIA prison
    Video
    Video