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Western Oregon USFS BAER

Unit Information

Umpqua National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Roseburg, OR 97471

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Incident Contacts

Alex Rozin
Phone: 208-507-8077

Dave Olsen
Phone: 360-891-5154

News Releases — Western Oregon USFS BAER

Summaries of BAER Assessments Released: 10/23/2020
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...
Archaeologists Discover Remnants of Historic Highway 138 Released: 10/17/2020
The old Highway 138 was a rough old road and it took a toll on the vehicles of the 1930s and 1940s. On October 5th, archaeologists Chris Kelly and Amber Nelson discovered the final resting place for...
Soil Severity vs. Vegetation Mortality Released: 10/14/2020
When you or I visit any forest after a wildfire, we are clued in to what we see, which can look pretty dramatic from what we’re accustomed to. Oregon has an average of 347 trees per forested acre,...
Maintaining Your Well After Wildfire Released: 10/13/2020
Do you have a well as the water source on your property? Was your property affected by the recent wildfires? Your well may have sustained some damage that may require a professional inspection to...
Understanding Soil Burn Severity Released: 10/8/2020
We tend to think of wildfire burn severity in terms of the visual impacts to above-ground vegetation, but the post-fire landscape response (erosion, flooding, and mass movement) is generally more...
Field Assessment of Burned Areas (Video) Released: 10/7/2020
Soil scientist Wendy Peterman, a member of the Holiday Farm Fire BAER team, outlines the work BAER teams do in the field. Video courtesy of the Incident Management Team managing the Holiday Farm...
Soil Burn Severity Data Released Released: 10/7/2020
Soil Burn Severity Data Released   PORTLAND, OR, October 8, 2020 – Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) specialists from the U.S. Forest Service have finalized the Soil Burn Severity map for the...
Wooden Culverts Identified by BAER Team on the Umpqua NF Released: 10/5/2020
Early 1900s Wooden Culvert identified by BAER team The USFS BAER team identifies numerous values at risk in the aftermath of a wildfire and determines the threat of additional damage that could be...
Burned Area Emergency Response Team Begins Work on the Archie Creek Fire Released: 10/4/2020
Roseburg, Oregon, Oct. 4, 2020 – A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team started on Saturday, October 3, in Roseburg, Oregon to begin their assessment of the Archie Creek Fire. The fire...
Key Elements of the BAER Assessment Released: 9/29/2020
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...