Cathleen Thompson — BAER Information Officer

Cell: (707) 853-4243 – Email: cathleen.thompson@usda.gov

Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) completed its BAER post-fire assessment of the Cerro Pelado burned area and affected watersheds to determine their response, soil conditions, potential threats, and recommended BAER emergency stabilization measures and actions on National Forest System (NFS) lands. BAER emergency treatments and activities are designed to decreased possible impacts to critical values from the burned areas during rainstorm events such as: life and safety, property, critical natural resources, and cultural resources.

More information can be found in the Cerro Pelado Post-Fire BAER Assessment Summary.

BAER SAFETY MESSAGE: Everyone near and downstream from the burned areas should remain alert and stay updated on weather conditions that may result in rain and increased water runoff. Flash flooding may occur quickly during rain events. Be prepared to act. Current weather and emergency notifications can be found at the National Weather Service website: https://www.weather.gov/abq/.


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