McBride Post-Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response)

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Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER)  THREE PHASES OF WILDFIRE RECOVERY There are three phases of recovery following wildfires on federal lands: –       Fire Suppression Repair –       Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) –       Long-Term Recovery and Restoration o   Fire Suppression Repair is a series of immediate post-fire actions taken to repair damages and minimize potential soil erosion and impacts resulting from fire suppression activities and usually begins before the fire is contained, and before the demobilization of an Incident Management Team. This work repairs the hand and dozer fire lines, roads, trails, staging areas, safety zones, and drop points used during fire suppression efforts. o   Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) is a rapid assessment of burned watersheds by a BAER team to identify imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical natural or cultural…

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