REDDING, Calif. – A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team report on impacts and stabilization needs resulting from the Carr Fire is now available. The report focuses on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service and Forest Service.
The report can be reviewed on the BLM’s online eplanning website at https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/113590/160204/195868/Carr-ES-BAER_20181004_FINAL.pdf. It is also available at: https://www.nps.gov/whis/carrfire.htm., and at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6221/. Readers can download all or parts of the document.
The report was completed by an interagency BAER team deployed to the Carr Fire in late July. Team members worked closely with local officials from the BLM Redding Field Office, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and the Shasta-Trinity National Forest to analyze resource values put at risk by the fire and to recommend stabilization actions.
The team members analyzed damages at specific sites on lands administered by the federal agencies, projected potential erosion impacts that could be caused by winter storms and recommended treatments.
The BAER team was comprised of specialists in hydrology, soil science, archeology, wildlife biology, forestry, and plant biology. Team members were from the Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Park Service, and US Forest Service.
Cooperators in developing the report included National Park Service Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, BLM Redding Field Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, CAL FIRE Watershed Emergency Response Team, California Office of Emergency Services, California Central Valley Water Quality Control Board, and the National Park Service Type 3 Incident Management Team.
Additional information is available by contacting the BLM Redding Field Office, 530-224-2100; Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, 530-246-1225; or the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, 530-226-2500.