Following wildland fire, Vernal Field Office resource managers may determine that emergency or long-term rehabilitation actions are needed to protect valuable resources such as soils, riparian areas, cultural resources, and/or to reduce the potential for invasive species spread. The Vernal Field Office is responsible for the design and implementation of an Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation (ESR) treatment plan as well as for maintenance treatments and monitoring following ESR activities. Specific actions taken following fire can include soil erosion prevention measures, seeding and planting of native and/or non-native species, herbicide treatment, fence construction, and many other restoration measures.
Detailed information on the ESR program can be found at the BLM's ESR website. For specific information regarding ESR activities in the Vernal Field Office go to the Uintah Basin Interagency Fire Center website.