Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team

Burned Area Emergency Response program exists to address issues created by erosion and vegetation removal from fire (such as loss of habitat and hydrophobic soils, to name a few). BAER teams include professional hydrologists, soil scientists, engineers, biologist, silviculturalists, range conservationists, archeologists, and others who work to promptly evaluate areas and prescribe treatments to protect resources.

Source: National Park Service Fire and Aviation Management. 2013. Accessed on 9 September 2013. Available at http://www.nps.gov