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McFarland Post-Fire BAER

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Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002

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Phone: 707-853-4243
Hours: 8am-8pm

McFarland Post-Fire BAER Assessment Report Released

McFarland Post-Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response
Announcements – 10/8/2021


The Forest Service, Shasta-Trinity National Forest completed its post-fire assessment for emergency stabilization measures and actions on National Forest System (NFS) lands burned by the McFarland Fire.  The emergency treatments and activities are designed to decrease possible impacts to critical values from the burned area such as: life and safety, property, critical natural resources, and cultural resources.

For additional information about the Forest Service BAER Program, see BAER Briefs that have been posted to this InciWeb page under the "News" tab.  The BAER assessment report is linked below as “Related Information” as a PDF document called “McFarland Post-Fire BAER 2500-8 Report_PUBLIC”.

For private lands that may be impacted off federal lands, the Post-Fire BAER assessment report is shared and coordinated with other federal, state and local agencies and cooperators who can assist affected business, home and landowners prepare for rain events, such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

NRCS and local sponsors prepare damage survey reports for eligible private lands adjacent to and downstream from affected burned areas.  NRCS uses these reports, along with the Forest Service BAER team’s assessment report, to develop emergency measures to reduce the impacts from potential increased water and debris flows, and assist local sponsors to implement recommended emergency measures through its Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program: (

Additional information is available from NRCS offices which explains the eligibility requirements for the EWP program and at the “NRCS EWP Information Brochure”Related Information link below.

SPECIAL NOTE: Everyone near and downstream from the burned areas should remain alert and stay updated on weather conditions that may result in heavy rains over the burn scars. Flash flooding may occur quickly during heavy rain events be prepared to take action. Current weather and emergency notifications can be found at the National Weather Service website:

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