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Mescal Post-Fire BAER

Unit Information

Gila District Office
3201 E Universal Way
Tucson, AZ 85756

Incident Contact

BAER Information
Phone: 707-853-4243
Hours: 7am-7pm

Highlighted Activity

07/03/2021 Post-Fire BAER—Preparing for Rain Events
Post-Fire BAER—Preparing for Rain Events  While many wildfires cause minimal damage to the land and pose few threats to the land or people downstream, some fires cause damage that requires special.
News - 07/03/2021
JPG Map showing Telegraph-Mescal BAER Soil Burn Severity LevelsImage options: [ Full Size ]

THREE PHASES OF WILDFIRE RECOVERY
 

There are three phases of recovery following wildfires on federal lands:

-       Fire Suppression Repair

-       Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER)

-       Long-Term Recovery and Restoration

o   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.

o   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 federal 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.

o   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. 

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Incident TypeBurned Area Emergency Response
Coordinates33.114 latitude, -110.596 longitude