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Request for Proposals for work in the Cow Pasture

Event Date: February 23, 2024
Request for Proposals for work in the Cow Pasture

Request for Proposals - Cow Pasture

Issue Date: January 17, 2024

Due date: March 4, 2024 by 4:30 PM

To view the full Request for Proposal, please click here.


The Barre City Cow Pasture is an approximately 77-acre municipally owned parcel of land zoned as conservation/open land.  The property has a network of heavily used trails. In 2013, the Cow Pasture Stewardship Committee recognized the need for a professional assessment of the property. The Barre City Cow Pasture: Inventory, Assessment, and Recommendations (Sharpless 2013) provided the Committee with a framework for stewardship of the property. The document provides an overview of the property’s physical features, land use, water, wildlife, trails, and access. Most recommendations in the document have been achieved, including the creation of a Management Plan for the property.

The Management Plan for the Barre City Cow Pasture 2017-2027 (Brodsky 2017) established goals and objectives, property usage policies, and specific recommendations for the management of trails, infrastructure, invasive species, water resources, and forest stands. The Stewardship Committee, in partnership with the City of Barre, has been actively maintaining trails and managing the property according to the 2017 Management Plan. Appendices to the Plan provide detailed maps of the property’s trails (some now closed) and natural resources.

The City of Barre's Cow Pasture Stewardship Committee is inviting professional trail builders to submit proposals for the completion of work identified in the RFP for multiple projects located on the City's Cow Pasture property.  The Committee was awarded an Enhancement of Recreation Stewardship and Access (ERSA) Trail grant on December 15, 2023, and expires on December 31, 2025.  There are multiple projects to be completed, including but not limited to trail work, a pedestrian bridge, improvements to existing trails and reroutes, trail assessment and signage. 

The successful applicant will have have met the requirements for submission .

Submissions will be received until Monday, March 4, 2024 at 4:30pm.  They can be dropped off in the Planning Office, emailed or mailed to the address below.

Responses that are submitted will be reviewed and rated by the Committee that includes City residents, interested persons, and City Staff.

For any questions regarding the RFP, please contact the Cow Pasture's Chair: Chris Russo-Fraysier - chris.russofraysier@gmail.com; or call her at (802) 505-5789.

Submissions must include the following information.

Submit Proposals via mail or e-mail to:

Janet Shatney, Planning Director

Email:    PPADirector@barrecity.org

Mail:       6 North Main Street, Suite 7

               Barre, VT 05641