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Map showing the soil burn severity levels for the Lake Fire

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A Forest Service Burned-Area Report that included the BAER assessment team’s analysis of the recent Lake Fire burned area and recommended emergency treatments, has been reviewed and approved by the San Bernardino Forest Supervisor and the Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5) Regional Forester.

The BAER assessment team’s emergency stabilization treatment objectives for the Lake Fire burned area focus on 1) the reduction of potential soil erosion/sediment yield and water runoff over steep slopes to attempt lessen the overall threat to downstream life and property; 2) preserve and protect the integrity of Forest Service infrastructure such as roads and trails, and natural and cultural resources; and 3) minimize the increased potential for the spread of invasive weeds:

  • Stabilize the transportation roads system and prevent further damage resulting from erosion and storm water run-off, public safety hazards, and improve the safety of organizational camps and recreation residence tracts.

  • Storm-proof trails and close portions of trails to the public as warranted until properly stabilized.

  • Reduce the potential for impaired vegetative recovery and the introduction and spread of invasive weds by conducting detection surveys and rapid response eradication efforts where feasible.

  • Minimize unauthorized OHV use in the burned area to prevent impaired vegetative recovery.

  • Mitigate potential loss of heritage/cultural resources.

  • Protect the viability of the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog species.

  • Continue to work and coordinate with interagency cooperators, partners, and affected parties and stakeholders.

  • Re-evaluate the need for temporary closures within the burned area, special uses, and recreation facilities and sites.

You can find the BAER assessment report for the Lake Fire burned area posted under the "Announcements" section of this InciWeb page above.

SPECIAL NOTE: Everyone near and downstream from the Lake Fire area should remain alert and stay updated on weather conditions that may result in heavy rains over the burn scar. Flash flooding may occur quickly during heavy rain events. Current weather and emergency notifications can be found at the National Weather Service, San Diego Office ( website.

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San Bernardino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
602 South Tippecanoe Avenue San Bernardino California 92408
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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