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Creek Post-Fire BAER

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Sierra National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1600 Tollhouse Road
Clovis, CA 93611

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Creek Post-Fire BAER Phase III Burn Severity Map Released

Creek Post-Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response
Announcements – 11/14/2020

Creek Post-Fire BAER Phase III Burn Severity Map Released

In response to the Creek Fire expansive continued growth after the Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team’s initial Phase I and Phase II assessments of soil burn severity (SBS), a BAER team assessed the new growth areas that are depicted on the Phase III Burn Severity Map in bright pink perimeter lines.  During the BAER assessment of Phase I, 306,659 acres were analyzed.  For Phase II. 44,430 acres were analyzed.  For Phase III, the BAER team assessed and analyzed an additional 29,922 acres using an initial BARC (Burned Area Reflectance Classification) satellite imagery map. The BARC map was validated virtually using topography and aerial imagery—a non-field validated Burn Severity map. Burn Severity levels are Unburned/Very Low, Low, Moderate, and High. The map shows that in the Creek Phase III burned area, the levels are unburned/very low (42%) or low (47%) burn severity, while 11% sustained a moderate burn severity, and less than 1% burned at high burn severity.  For information about the Creek Phase I SBS findings, go to InciWeb at:

PLEASE NOTE: Attached below as “Related Information” is a PDF map for the Creek Phase III Post-Fire BAER Burn Severity Assessment.  The map is also posted as a JPG image under the Maps Tab, also found at:

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