Hayman Fire & BAER Information
Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP)
Hayman Recovery Assistance
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Burn Area Update
Hayman Restoration Team is located at 540 Elkton Drive in Colorado
Springs. It can be reached at 719-264-6154. This small staff has the responsibility for overseeing the
restoration work within the area burned by the Hayman Fire.
team has identified ten critical areas to be addressed this year:
Visitor Information/Control – Area
closure, gating, information signing
Noxious Weed Control – Inventory
Road repair – Road
assessment, reconstruction, erosion control, culverts
Reforestation – Seed
Recreational Facilities – Decommission/Conversion
Habitat Restoration – Salvage
in lightly burned areas
Public Affairs – Media,
Volunteer Coordination, Congress
Watershed Restoration/Monitoring – Completion
of TMDL, research
Salvage & Hazard Tree removal
Congress approved $ 7 million for all restoration work nation-wide in
Fiscal Year 2003. As a result, the USFS Rocky Mountain Region carved
appropriated dollars from its FY 2003 budget to supplement restoration
funding of the Hayman Fire Restoration program at approximately $3
million for FY 2003.
resource specialists from the Pike and San Isabel National Forests,
Comanche and Cimarron National Grasslands (PSICC), the Hayman
Restoration Team has started working on the following projects:
A roads and trails analysis has been initiated to determine what roads will need to be reconstructed, closed or maintained in order to protect the watershed. Crews have been busy clearing hazard trees from the roads and trails. That work should be completed this spring. Periodically, roads that were re-opened may have to be temporarily closed for restoration work in the area.
White arrows will mark roads and trails that are open to motorized travel. Information signs will be erected at the primary portals leading into the burn area, letting visitors know where they may travel. In addition, the Hayman web site: www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc/hayres/index.htm will post the latest information.
Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation (BAER) team assessment. In addition to the ongoing restoration tasks, the team will start June 1st conducting an assessment to determine additional emergency needs associated with flooding and erosion.
The Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation Team (BAER)
The Black Area Restoration Team (BART)
The Black Area Restoration Team is also comprised of highly skilled wildlife biologists, archaeologists, soils scientists, landscape architects, geologists, ecologists, engineers, foresters, botanists, GIS and GPS specialists and other disciplines and will carry on the long-term restoration of the burn area.
Recruitment and hiring for this team is currently in process. Many of these team members are currently involved in BAER work and will remain as part of the long-term BART effort.
The Green Team
The "Green Team" is comprised of timber prep and sale personnel, contract specialists, forestry technicians, fire management personnel and many others directly involved in the reduction of hazardous fuels in the forest.
The hazardous fuels program reduces the impacts of unwanted wildland fires on communities, natural resources, and cultural resources. Past disruptions of natural fire cycles, as well as other management practices, have resulted in wildfires of increasing intensity and severity. Treatment of hazardous fuel will help reduce the impacts of wildfires on communities and restore health to fire-adapted ecosystems.