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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon BAER

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Unit Information

New Mexico 
Santa Fe, 
87508 
New Mexico 
Santa Fe, 
87508 

Incident Contacts

  • BAER Information
    Phone:
    970-200-6195
    Hours:
    8am-8pm
  • BAER Information
    Phone:
    707-853-4243
  • Santa Fe National Forest Public Affairs
    Email:
    SM.FS.sfnfpao@usda.gov
    Phone:
    505-438-5320

Aerial Seeding and Mulching Operations Completed

Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon BAER
News - 09/08/2022

 Aerial seeding and mulching completed on Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon Fire

On September 5th, contractors completed the critical work of applying grass seed and mulch across approximately 9,400 acres of the Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon Fire that resulted in moderate to high soil burn severity. Both wood mulch and certified weed free straw mulch were aerially applied to areas in the Gallinas Creek and Tecolote Creek watersheds. The work was completed ahead of schedule. In many areas, the grass seed is already germinating. This will provide a jump start to vegetation recovery and help to stabilize soils in the coming months.
 

All post-fire response activities are designed to decrease potential impacts to critical resources, but they do not eliminate the threats posed by post-fire flowing and debris flows. Everyone near and downstream from burned areas should remain alert and stay updated on weather conditions that may result in rain and increased water runoff. 
 
BAER SAFETY MESSAGEEveryone near and downstream from the burned areas should remain alert and stay updated on weather conditions that may result in rain and increased water runoff. Flash flooding may occur quickly during rain events. Be prepared to act. Current weather and emergency notifications can be found at the National Weather Service website:  www.weather.gov/abq/.