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Courtesy: US Department of Agriculture
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A soil scientist with the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team tests for water penetration on at a high severity burn area. The Silver Post Fire response has the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team beginning operations to seed acres of high burn severity and to mulch additional acres. Seeding reduces effects to downstream life, property, and infrastructure by reducing erosion and runoff. Areas of high burn severity are to be seeded with a quick germinating, non-persistent annual cereal barley that would provide rapid ground cover. A small percentage of native perennial species would also be included to give the burned area a jump start in natural recovery, and provide for long-term ground cover. Mulch is the most effective treatment for controlling erosion and runoff, as it provides immediate ground cover. Mulch also assists in stabilizing soil in and around these areas. U.S. Forest Service photo by C. Daneiser.
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