Implementation of BAER treatments for the Las Conchas fire area within the Santa Fe National Forest is nearing completion. Aerial seeding has been completed on 5,200 acres and aerial mulching is underway on 1,100 acres. Road improvements and work in drainages has been completed. Approximately 117 cultural sites were identified and treated by hand - sites in wilderness areas were seeded, and others were applied with seed and straw mulch. The trail work contracts have been posted for bids and work is expected to be completed by early September. For additional BAER treatment implementation plans and accomplishments, please see the most recent update posted under the Announcements tab.
Santa Fe National Forest officials are evaluating the hazards and risks on those Forest roads accessing private property within the burned area to determine which roads may be reopened and when. That risk and safety assessment is currently underway and may be completed within the next several days.
An "updated (07-27-11)" Las Conchas Fire "Burn Severity Map" is posted under "Maps" and can also be downloaded from the National Interagency Fire Center public FTP site. The "instructions for downloading burn severity map" article can be found in the "Announcements" section. In addition, a Las Conchas BAER Treatment Map has been added to the maps section of the website depicting the areas planned for seeding, mulching, trail and road repair work.
The Las Conchas Burned-Area Report 07-29-11 is now available and can be found under the Announcement link and expands on the "Executive Summary for Resources and Threats Identified by the Las Conchas BAER Assessment" and "acres burned, listed by jurisdiction" documents also found in "Announcements."
ATTENTION: CONTRACTORS & VENDORS IN NEW MEXICO
If your business is interested in bidding on potential projects for the Las Conchas Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER), please see the information below to be on the list of vendors with USDA Forest Service:
• Registration as Federal Vendor at: http://www.ccr.gov/contractors.aspx
• Make sure you have a Federal Tax Id Number (TIN) and Dunn & Bradstreet Number (DUNS Go To: http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/index.jsp)
• Listing (concise) of equipment, supplies, or services you wish to contract with, be sure to include your business name, street address, mailing address, and phone and fax numbers.
• Fax the list of equipment, supplies, or services to: 505-346-3909, ATTN: AQM-BAER
For solicitations that are $25,000 and over, they will be published at: https://www.fbo.gov/ (in the search box, enter: ag-8379)
|Incident Type||Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation|
|Cause||Human - Power Line|
|Date of Origin||Sunday June 26th, 2011 approx. 02:00 PM|
BAER work began around July 20, 2011. Work on roads, culverts, drainages, and cultural sites, as well as aerial application of grass seed has been completed as of August 16th. Aerial mulching operations, hand seeding at Pajarito ski trails, trails work, and placement of signs is in progress and nearing completion.
Approximately 80% of BAER work is complete.