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Three Rivers Post-Fire BAER

Unit Information

Lincoln National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3463 Las Palomas
Alamogordo, NM 88310

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Incident Contact

Lincoln National Forest
Phone: 575-257-4095

Highlighted Activity

06/17/2021 Three Rivers Fire Burn Area Restriction
To protect public health and safety during post-fire conditions in and downslope of the Three Rivers burn scar, a restricted area has been established around the Three Rivers Fire burn area in the...
Announcement - 06/17/2021
Soil burn severity varied as the fire crossed wilderness trails.Image options: [ Full Size ]

Three Phases of Wildfire Recovery

Fire Suppression Repair is a series of immediate post-fire actions taken to repair damages and minimize potential soil erosion and impacts resulting from fire suppression activities and usually begins before the fire is contained, and before the demobilization of an Incident Management Team. This work repairs the hand and dozer fire lines, roads, trails, staging areas, safety zones, and drop points used during fire suppression efforts.

Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) is a rapid assessment of burned watersheds by a BAER team to identify imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical natural or cultural resources on National Forest System lands and take immediate actions to implement emergency stabilization measures before the first post-fire damaging events. Fires result in loss of vegetation, exposure of soil to erosion, and increased water runoff that may lead to flooding, increased sediment, debris flows, and damage to critical natural and cultural resources. BAER actions such as: mulching, seeding, installation of erosion and water run-off control structures, temporary barriers to protect recovering areas, and installation of warning signs may be implemented. BAER work may also replace safety related facilities; remove safety hazards; prevent permanent loss of habitat for threatened and endangered species; prevent the spread of noxious weeds; and protect critical cultural resources.

Long-Term Recovery and Restoration utilizes non-emergency actions to improve fire-damaged lands that are unlikely to recover naturally and to repair or replace facilities damaged by the fire that are not critical to life and safety. This phase may include restoring burned habitat, reforestation, other planting or seeding, monitoring fire effects, replacing burned fences, interpreting cultural sites, treating noxious weed infestations, and installing interpretive signs. 



Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeBurned Area Emergency Response
Date of OriginMonday April 26th, 2021 approx. 08:00 AM
Incident CommanderType 4 Incident Organization
Coordinates33.985 latitude, -105.851 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel25
Size5,854 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Significant Events

Decrease in acreage due to more accurate GPS mapping along the fire perimeter.