Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) assessment teams examine the burned out areas at the Thompson Ridge Fire in the Sante Fe National Forest approximately 10 miles north of Jemez, NM. The fire began on May 31, 2013 by human ignition has consumed over 29, 903 acres. BAER teams are comprised of specialists that are highly experienced in conducting rapid watershed assessments and analyses and may include soil scientists, hydrologists, geologists, biologists, geographic information system specialists, archeologists, botanists, silviculturists, and civil engineers. (Silvaculturists are individuals that specialize in the care and cultivation of forest trees). U.S. Forest Service photo.
May 17, 2014
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