Huron Pines is requesting engineering services for the removal and site restoration of Buhl Dam in Alcona County, MI.

Buhl Dam, located in Huron-Manistee National Forest, disrupts the flow of the South Branch of the Pine River and is the single largest barrier for aquatic organism passage within the Pine River Watershed. The surrounding area is used heavily for recreation by outdoor enthusiasts, hunters and anglers. Buhl Dam has outlived its useful lifespan and currently serves no function, aside from the abutments supporting a deteriorating footbridge over the river. Huron Pines is seeking to completely remove this failing structure and install a new footbridge in an effort to address safety concerns, restore aquatic passage and improve natural stream processes, which will also enhance the sites recreational capacities.

For more information and to download a PDF version of the Request for Proposals, click here.

Proposals are due by Thursday, April 14, 2016 by 4:00pm. Electronic proposals and all questions  should be submitted to Watershed Coordinator John Bailey at