Eagle creek fire 2017

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by eric n, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. Apple Jam

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  2. Trinity_Session

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    How long after the fire is out do they have to wait to replant trees?
  3. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    The last I heard, they were not planning on replanting.

    I guess they don't want to endanger the landslides.
  4. Trinity_Session

    Trinity_Session Long timer

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    Good to hear they are thinking about protecting the landslides. Landslides lives matter!
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  5. eric n

    eric n Been here awhile

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    It would be very dangerous to attempt to hand re-seed much of that area. I was hiking in that area in 2006 and on a trail I had a corner of the switchback just blow out from under me and turtle me into my backpack. with the ground cover scared we are going to have to wait a couple years before even considering reopening those trails again.

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    I would ride this loop weekly because it is very close to home. The earth is not very well bonded together in this area.
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  6. Trinity_Session

    Trinity_Session Long timer

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    Thanks for the info @eric n
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    eric n Been here awhile

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    Thank you for continuing to update, since it rained it seems as though the fire issue is resolved - not so by a long shot!
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  10. tdewitt

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    I took a ride up towards Larch mountain yesterday. Every road going toward the fire was closed including the road to Larch. There was not one view of anything burned.
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  11. Scott_PDX

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    You could ride to Bonneville Dam/Cascade Locks - there were burnt trees still smoking next to the interstate when I came back from AJ's gig. That being said, there was a lot of green still too.
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    Grahamcracker Been here awhile

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    Maybe they will want to have a crew sweep the area for hot spots and dig them out before calling it contained.
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    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    I don't know, but this is what they are saying this morning:

    Percent of Perimeter Contained50%

    Planned Actions

    Planned actions include monitoring fire activity, Hazard tree removal where safe to do so, mop-up and fire area assessments. Demobilization of resources as necessary. Prepare to work with BAER team needs. Monitor closure area.


    Remarks
    Historical Columbia River Highway conditions:


    East Historical Columbia River Highway is closed 2 miles East of Corbett Mileposts 9 through 22 from Larch Mountain to Ainsworth due to wildfire.


    Percent contained has been minimal due to difficult terrain and access to fire line. No fire growth has occurred. Significant demobilization of rehab-related resources has been actively occurring while security resources have been increasing.
  15. tblume

    tblume Always Be Gambling

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    Basic version of 100% "contained"

    Arbitrary line of containment linking accessible and workable ground, if the fire didn't burn 50% of that and went out it's only 50% "contained"
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    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Here are the terms I understand: "out," and "not out."
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    eric n Been here awhile

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  19. peterman

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    One lady who lost everything in the fire says he should not go to jail,,that he should plant trees instead!
    I agree, I'd put him to work planting trees for the next 10 years or so.
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    Absolutely!