Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER)

Wildfire Rehabilitation Efforts and Treatment Selection

There are three phases of rehabilitation following wildfires on federal lands:

    1. Fire Suppression Damage Repair
    2. Emergency Stabilization – Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER)
    3. Long-Term Recovery and Restoration

Fire Suppression Damage Repair

Emergency Stabilization – Burned Area Emergency Response

Long-Term Recovery and Burned Area Rehabilitation

Post-Fire ‘Rehab’ Activities on Federal Lands

 

Suppression Activity Damage Repair

Emergency Stabilization (BAER)

Rehabilitation (BAR)

Restoration

Objective:

Repair damages

Prevent/ minimize damages

Repair damages

Repair/restore damages

Damages related to:

Fire
suppression

Post-fire events

Fire

Fire

Urgency:

Before incident closeout

1-12 months

1-3 years

3+ years

Funding type:

Fire operations (suppression)

Fire operations (emergency stabilization)

DOI-Rehab
FS- Regular program

Regular program