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Norse Peak/American Fires BAER

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Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Everett, WA 98201

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Norse Peak Soils Report Final

Norse Peak/American Fires BAER Burned Area Emergency Response
News – 10/31/2017

Norse Peak Soils Report

This purpose of this soil assessment is to:

● Summarize the soil types within the fire and briefly discuss the management importance of each type

● Describe the Soil Burn Severity (SBS) within the fire area

● Estimate soil erosion in watersheds determined sensitive to erosion and sediment transport

● Determine whether threat to soil productivity and threat of erosion constitute an emergency

● Determine any needed treatments

● Make recommendations to Forest management

View the full report here.

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