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Western Oregon USFS BAER

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contacts

Alex Rozin
Email: alexandra.rozin@usda.gov
Phone: 208-507-8077

Dave Olsen
Email: dfolson@usda.gov
Phone: 360-891-5154

Photographs — Western Oregon USFS BAER

Red fungus helping to stabilize the soil

10/6/2020
Natural recovery is already occurring in many areas of low and moderate soil burn severity.  The orange coating on the soil in this photo is due to a fungal bloom prompted by the flush of nutrients after the fire.  The fungus binds soil particlesImage options: [ Full Size ]

Natural recovery is occurring in many areas of low/moderate soil burn severity. The orange coating on the soil in this photo is a fungal bloom prompted by the flush of nutrients after the fire. The fungus binds soil particles & prevents erosion.