BAER Implementation Accomplishments for October 3
Incident: Rim Post-Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response
The BAER Implementation team received funding to begin emergency stabilization. Our first effort is to remove hazard trees along the road and install route markers. Fallers continue to clear the interior roads to ensure safe access. Treatments to improve ground cover to protect soils from erosion and to reduce watershed runoff are the highest priority. Examples of treatments include: stabilizing soil to reduce sediment and storm flows; removing floatable debris from channels to protect road culverts and bridges from plugging up; and replacing culverts to handle higher flows generated from severely burned watersheds and improving road damage. The protection and safety accomplishments are listed below.
- Reestablishing route markers on priority roads.
- Installing gates and public warning signs for improved safety.
- Mobilizing Forest Service road crews to assist with road work.
- Preparing contracts for additional road work.
- Hazard tree mitigation on 227 miles (75% completed) along priority roads and recreation sites
- Hazard tree mitigation and erosion control measures are put in place for 13 (76% completed) archeological sites to prevent post-fire damage.