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Forest Service evaluating fire-related road, trail closures

Forest Service evaluating fire-related road, trail closures

Local U.S. Forest Service officials this week were evaluating road and trail closures in areas impacted by the Crescent Mountain and McLeod fires, to determine where and when the closures can be lifted. “We anticipate that very soon we will bring everything [closures] back to the fire perimeter area,” said Chris Furr, Methow Valley district ranger....
Diamond Creek Fire assessment identifies long-term damage to trails, soil, streams

Diamond Creek Fire assessment identifies long-term damage to trails, soil, streams

A post-fire assessment of the Diamond Creek Fire identified potential “threats to human life and safety” along wilderness trails in severely burned areas, and in the communities of Lost River and Mazama, which are downstream of the burned area and could experience flooding. More than half of the area ...
Report lists likely impacts of Twisp River Fire

Report lists likely impacts of Twisp River Fire

The potential for flooding and subsequent damage has significantly increased in areas burned by last summer’s Twisp River Fire, according to findings of a post-fire analysis. A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) report found that roads, homes, irrigation facilities, utilities…
Erosion, flooding likelihood dramatically increased after fires

Erosion, flooding likelihood dramatically increased after fires

The potential for erosion and flooding following a severe rainstorm increased by more than 10,000 percent on U.S. Forest Service lands burned by the Twisp River Fire, according to a post-fire analysis conducted by the Forest Service. On national forest lands burned by the Black Canyon Fire, the potential for soil erosion after…
Reports on severity of burn damage, erosion threats due next month

Reports on severity of burn damage, erosion threats due next month

Field studies to assess damage from recent wildfires on state and private lands in Okanogan County have been completed, and a report on potential erosion threats is expected early next month. A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team began work on Sept. 11 and spent four days on the ground evaluating burn severity and damage caused...
Report on post-fire risks will be initiated

Report on post-fire risks will be initiated

To quickly assess areas at risk of damage from flooding and mudslides after fires in Okanogan County, a Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) report will be initiated this week. “The intent is on Friday (Sept. 11) to stand up our BAER team like last year,” said Craig Nelson, manager of the Okanogan Conservation District.
USFS: Post-fire road repairs continue

USFS: Post-fire road repairs continue

Repair work continues on roads damaged by last year’s Carlton Complex Fire and summer storms, the U.S. Forest Service said this week. Burned Area Emergency Recovery, or BAER funds are helping to replace damaged culverts and make repairs, the Forest Service said. • Crews recently reported that the Volstead Road has been repaired and is...
Report identifies post-fire threats, recommends a variety of actions

Report identifies post-fire threats, recommends a variety of actions

By Ann McCreary
A report on the potential impact of the massive Carlton Complex Fire describes a high risk of erosion and debris flow to homes, roads, water systems, public utilities and fish habitat within or near burned areas. The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) report published this week identifies …