Rim BAER News Release - Interim #2 Funded
Incident: Rim Post-Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response
Rim Post-Fire BAER Implementation Team
Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER)
Sonora CA (October 11 2013) - Today the Forest Service’s Washington Office approved additional funds (Interim #2) for watershed treatments. The stabilization treatments are designed to decrease possible impacts to downstream values at risk such as: human life and safety property critical natural resources and cultural resources.
The treatment is to protect ecosystem integrity and improve hydrologic function within areas of continuous high and moderate severity burns. The treatment will be focusing on slopes between 35% and 55%. These areas are at risk due to flooding and sedimentation affecting water quality roads hydroelectric powerhouses and private camps. BAER Implementation Team Leader Tom Beddow said “With the funding that the Stanislaus National Forest received today I will be finalizing a work plan to implement these additional stabilization measures.”