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Title

Burned area emergency watershed rehabilitation program: goals, techniques, effectiveness, and future directions in the 21st century
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Daniel G. Neary; Peter R. Robichaud; Jan L. Beyers
Editor(s): Peter F. Ffolliott; Malchus B. Baker Jr.; Carleton B. Edminster; Madelyn C. Dillon; Karen L. Mora
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • BAER - Burned Area Emergency Response
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Record Last Modified: December 13, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 2783

Description

Following wildfires, burned areas are assessed by special teams to determine whether emergency watershed rehabilitation measures are required to restore watershed function and minimize damage to soil resources. The objective of burned area emergency rehabilitation (BAER) treatments is to restore watershed condition and reduce erosional losses on hillslopes, in channels, and on road surfaces and peripheral areas such as ditches. In the Western United States, a project is currently in progress to determine the costs and effectiveness of BAER projects in restoring watershed function. Results of this project will help establish the future directions of the BAER program into the 21st century.

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Citation:
Neary, Daniel G.; Robichaud, Peter R.; Beyers, Jan L. 2000. Burned area emergency watershed rehabilitation program: goals, techniques, effectiveness, and future directions in the 21st century. Land Stewardship in the 21st Century: The Contributions of Watershed Management. Proceedings. RMRS-P-13. 6 2000 March 13-16. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 375-378.