Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team initiated in Lassen Volcanic National Park

A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team initiated an assessment of the Dixie Fire in Lassen Volcanic National Park on September 9.
The interagency team includes specialists who are completing a rapid assessment of natural and cultural resources affected by the Dixie Fire. This includes recreation facilities, infrastructure, cultural resources, watershed and hydrology, fish and wildlife habitat, rare plants, and invasive species.
Once assessment is complete, the BAER Team will identify imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical park resources and recommend actions to implement emergency stabilization measures.
This park-specific BAER Team is working in tandem with the USFS BAER Team, which began its assessment of the Dixie Fire in Plumas and Lassen National Forests on August 19.
BAER is one part of a spectrum of post-fire response that includes fire suppression damage repair, post-fire emergency stabilization and rehabilitation (BAER), and long-term fire restoration.
Learn more about Dixie Post-Fire BAER at inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7811/ and park-specific BAER at nps.gov/lavo/learn/nature/dixie-fire.htm.
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