Burned area emergency rehabilitation of the fires of 2000 [abstract]
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): M. Copenhagen
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

  • artificial regeneration
  • catastrophic fires
  • drainage
  • erosion
  • fire management
  • forest types
  • grasses
  • invasive species
  • livestock
  • national forests
  • post fire recovery
  • seed dispersal
  • site treatments
  • weed control
  • weeds
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38238
Tall Timbers Record Number: 12802
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File (Fire Conference 2000)
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation (BAER) teams have surveyed, planned and begun stabilization treatments on 85 large fires on 1,545,834 acres of National Forest System land. Only 261,340 acres (17 %) were classified as "severely” burned. Emergency treatments included seeding grass on 78,400 acres, controlling invasive weeds on 25,500 acres, installing intensive log and wattle erosion barriers on 19,100 acres, improving drainage on about 1,000 miles of road and 930 miles of trail, and building 109 miles of fence to keep cattle out of the treated areas. Emergency stabilization treatments for the Fires of 2000 will cost about $37 million.

Copenhagen, M. 2000. Burned area emergency rehabilitation of the fires of 2000 [abstract], Proceedings of Fire Conference 2000: The First National Congress on Fire Ecology, Prevention and Management, 27 November-December 1, 2000, San Diego, CA. [program volume]. University Extension, University of California Davis,Davis, CA.