Welcome to Winnemucca District Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation Program
Emergency Stabilization (ES)
Emergency stabilization is defined as “Planned actions to stabilize and prevent unacceptable degradation to natural and cultural resources, to minimize threats to life and property resulting from the effects of a fire, or to repair/replace/construct physical improvements necessary to prevent degradation of land or resources. Emergency Stabilization actions must be taken within one year following containment of a wildland fire.”
The protection priorities of emergency stabilization are:
2) Property and unique biological resources (designated Critical Habitat for Federal and State listed, proposed or candidate threatened and endangered species) and significant heritage sites.
Allowable emergency stabilization actions are limited to the following issues/topics:
- Human Life and Safety
- Soil/Water Stabilization
- Designated Critical Habitat for Federal/State Listed, Proposed, or Candidate Species
- Critical Heritage Resources
- Invasive Plants
Burned Area Rehabilitation (BAER)
Rehabilitation is defined as “Efforts undertaken within three years of containment of a wildland fire to repair or improve fire-damaged lands unlikely to recover naturally to management approved conditions, or to repair or replace minor facilities damaged by fire.”
The protection priorities of rehabilitation are:
1) To repair or improve lands damaged directly by a wildland fire.
2) To rehabilitate or establish healthy, stable ecosystems in the burned area.
Allowable rehabilitation actions are limited to the following issues/topics:
- Lands Unlikely to Recover Naturally
- Weed Treatments
- Tree Planting
- Repair/Replace Fire Damage to Minor Facilities
(Source: H-1742-1 BURNED AREA EMERGENCY STABILIZATION AND REHABILITATION HANDBOOK)