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Beckwourth Complex

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Plumas National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
159 Lawrence Street
Quincy, CA 95971

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Beckwourth Complex Fire Information
Email: 2021.beckwourthcomplex@firenet.gov
Phone: 530 283 2050
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm M-F

Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Limitations

Beckwourth Complex Wildfire
News – 10/5/2021

Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Limitations

While many wildfires cause minimal damage to the land and pose few threats to the land or people downstream, some fires result in damage that requires special efforts to reduce impacts afterwards. Loss of vegetation exposes soil to erosion; water run-off may increase and cause flooding, soil and rock may move downstream and damage property or fill reservoirs putting community water supplies and endangered species at-risk.

The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) program is designed to identify and manage potential risks to resources on National Forest System lands and reduce these threats through appropriate emergency measures to protect human life and safety, property, and critical natural or cultural resources. BAER is an emergency program for stabilization work that involves time-critical activities to be completed before the first damaging storm event to meet program objectives.


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