Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) teams have completed their emergency assessments of the fires impacting USFS lands in Western Oregon. One of the main objectives of their assessments is to identify critical values at risk of additional damage due to recent wildfires. Once they identify those values, they outline the risks and suggest mitigation actions (treatments) to minimize future risk
BAER teams created executive summaries that provide a glimpse into the scientific analysis and results of their assessments. The linked summaries (below) contain a simplified summarization of the work performed by the BAER teams. Please note that treatments identified in these summary documents reflect proposed, but not yet authorized, activities.
Forest Service officials are working closely with local and state agencies on immediate and longer-term recovery needs. Suppression repair and other mitigation work has been occurring in many areas and BAER recommended actions will begin as soon as practical.