Payette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
McCall, ID 83638
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
BAER Plan approved for Mesa Fire on the Payette National Forest
McCall, Idaho – The Mesa Fire burned 34,719 acre east of Council, Idaho, including lands in the Payette National Forest. Even before the fire was contained on August 25, 2018 a team of Forest Service specialists were conducting field assessments to prescribe burned area emergency response (BAER) treatments. BAER is a specific effort to reduce further damage due to the land being temporarily exposed in a fragile condition. Loss of vegetation exposes soil to erosion; water runoff may increase and cause flooding; sediment may move downstream and damage houses or fill reservoirs, putting habitat and community water supplies at risk. The BAER program is designed to address these situations through the key goals of protecting life, property, water quality, and deteriorated ecosystems.
Led by West Zone Hydrologist Melanie Vining, the Mesa Fire BAER Team used satellite imagery of the burned area to classify the landscape into low, moderate, and high burn severity. Of the total burned area, there were 14,856 acres of low severity, 15,222 acre of moderate severity, and 1,078 acres of high severity within the burned area. The burned area was initially classified using the satellite imagery and adjustments in classification were made based on ground surveys resulting in a final soil burn severity map. The entire burned area was mapped, though the field work and treatments are limited to only the 16,560 acres of burned area on the Payette National Forest. Soil burn severity information was also shared with other agencies, including Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), and the National Weather Service. A BAER Plan with treatments totaling $73,042 has been approved to be implemented over the next 12 months using federal dollars on the Payette National Forest. The planned treatments include work on roads and trails, weed treatment, and grazing management.
|Current as of||2018/9/22 上午1:29:29|
|Incident TypeFashion Parka Fur Rot Jacket Down Coat Men's Padded Thicken Padded Windproof BOLAWOO Quilted Warm with Leisure Coat Detachable Hood Hooded Brands Waterproof Faux wHPBS0||Burned Area Emergency Response|
|Date of Origin||Thursday July 26th, 2018 approx. 08:00 PM|
|Coordinates||Boys Winter Hoodie Size Outwear blue 3 Dark Ear Down Kids Warm Girls Coat Baby Light Fairy Baby 4T Blue Jacket Royal 44.676 latitude, -116.448 longitude|
|Size||4T Light Dark Blue Jacket Baby 3 Boys Kids Coat Hoodie Fairy Down Girls Outwear Ear Royal Baby Warm blue Size Winter 34,719 Acres|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||98%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday August 27th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
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|Projected Incident Activity||
Minimal fire activity.