Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub


    Federal land management agencies have spent tens of millions of dollars on post-fire emergency watershed stabilization measures intended to minimize flood runoff, peakflows, onsite erosion, offsite sedimentation, and other hydrologic damage to natural habitats, roads, bridges, reservoirs, and irrigation systems (General Accounting Office 2003). The decision to apply post-fire treatments to reduce runoff and erosion is based on a risk analysis - assessing the probability that damaging floods, erosion, and sedimentation will occur; the values that are at risk for damage; the need for reducing the risk of damage; and the magnitude of risk reduction that can reasonably be expected from mitigation treatments.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.


    Robichaud, Peter R. 2008. Erosion Risk Management Tool (ERMiT). Stream Notes. July: 1-4.


    Erosion Risk Management Tool (ERMiT), watershed stabilization, runoff and erosion

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page