With an extensive background as a professional hydrologic engineer and hydrologist, Steve Hunter will present a synopsis of what happens after a wildfire, and provide an overview of the three phases of wildfire restoration including:
- Suppression repair and resource advisors (READS),
- Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER),
3. Long-term repair and monitoring with the U.S. Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), United States Geological Survey Landslide Hazards Program (USGS), and researchers from Utah State University’s Utah Water Research Laboratory.
Before joining the City of Aspen just recently, Steve was the former Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Coordinator and Specialist on the White River National Forest and continues to work with the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management on wildfires, including the recent Grizzly Creek Wildfire.
Roaring Fork Conservancy is hosting this speaker as part of its Brooksher Watershed Institute, whose presentations address our most precious resource, water. We’ll discuss the most current water-related issues at the local, state and regional level, and provide opportunities for one-on-one dialogue with these water leaders.
RSVP to receive log in details at http://www.roaringfork.org/events/watershed-institute-feb-25-2021/