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Chetco Bar Post-Fire BAER

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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd. Medford OR. 97504 Oregon
Medford, OR 97504

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Phone: 541-630-4750

News Releases — Chetco Bar Post-Fire BAER

BAER Team Releases Soil Burn Severity Map Released: 10/11/2017
The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team finalized its soil burn severity map for the Chetco Bar fire. The map identifies 7 percent of the fire area as having high burn severity and 34 percent...
Observing Natural Recovery Released: 10/5/2017
While conducting surveys this week, BAER scientists observed a variety of plants re-sprouting in several different locations across the burned area. This is an indication that soils in many places...
Inspecting Roads, Culverts, and Trails Released: 10/4/2017
Burned Area Emergency Response [BAER] focuses on time-critical activities to be completed before the first damaging storm events. As part of their rapid assessment, team members are inspecting a...
Checking Soil Conditions Across the Fire Area Released: 10/3/2017
Burned Area Emergency Response team members are busy checking soil conditions across the Chetco Bar fire area. In particular, they are collecting information on ground cover, ash color, soil depth...
Key Elements of a BAER Assessment Released: 10/2/2017
Forest Service BAER assessment teams are established by Forest Supervisors before wildfires are fully contained. The teams coordinate and work with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service...
Forest Service BAER Program Overview Released: 9/30/2017
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...
Three Phases of Wildfire Recovery Released: 9/30/2017
There are three phases of recovery following wildfires on federal lands: Fire Suppression Repair Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Long-Term Recovery and Restoration ...