Nov. 13, 2017 Update on the Northern Region Post-Fire Response

Northern Region Post-Fire Response
External Update
November 13, 2017

This update highlights Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Assessments and Implementation, post-fire harvest, and reforestation efforts throughout the U.S. Forest Service - Northern Region following the 2017 fire season.

BAER Status Update

BAER Assessments are rapid evaluations conducted to determine if critical values are at risk due to imminent post-fire threats and to develop appropriate actions to manage unacceptable risks.

  • North Fork Hughes, Nez Perce-Clearwater Wilderness Fires, Blacktail, Green Ridge, Crucifixion, Strawberry, Liberty BAER Assessments in progress
  • Scalp BAER Assessment complete
    • Initial BAER Treatments Approved for Scalp on the Flathead 11/9/2017
    • Awaiting signature for the Helena-Lewis and Clark
  • Alice Creek BAER Assessment Completed and Treatments Approved on 10/31/2017
  • Highway 200 Complex . . . . [READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE (PDF)]

Key Contacts

T. David Smith, Director, Public & Governmental Relations
Phone: 406-329-3472

26 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804