Catastrophic wildland fire can cause multiple complex problems. Soil erosion, decreased water quality and possibility of flash flooding and just a few problems that arise when vegetation is lost to severe wildfires. The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Program addresses ways to stabilize and rehab post wildland fire problems to protect public safety and prevent further damage to the land.Teams
Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) teams are composed of resource specialists who determine the need for, prescribe, and sometimes implement, emergency treatments. Treatments are done to minimize threats to life or property or to stabilize and prevent further damage to natural and cultural resources. Based on assessments written by Team members, treatment recommendations are made to protect life, health and safety, critical cultural & natural resources, and infrastructure.
- Burned Area Emergency Response Team Position Description
- BIA BAER Team Nomination Form (PDF) (Doc)