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					                  WILDERNESS/FOREST REHAB PLAN
                                  HORSE FIRE

                                        7/30/06

Rehabilitation plans are listed by division. The following Technical Specialists are
working on the rehabilitation effort:

Rehab team leader: Lance Criley 619-445-6235 x 3457
Assistant leader: Megan Jennings x 3364 (760-788-0250)
Assistant:    Gale Bustillos 619-445-6235 x 3434
Assistant: Daniel Walsh, Nik Ferrell 619-445-6235 x3460 ; Nik cell 619-606-6103
OHV Specialist: - Richard Tull 619-445-6235 x3460, Cell – 619-995-2380
Wilderness specialist: Dave Volgarino 619-445-6235 x 3456
Roads: Mark Marquette or Joe Leone 858-674-2901 x 3071
CDF Roads: David Janssen

The following equipment and staff are needed for the Forest/Wilderness rehab:

      3 excavators. Recommended vendors:
       Hal Hays – 909-793-0784
       Western – 760- 749-1136 or – 2211
       Elliot Earthmoving - 760-765-2060

      One bobcat and operator. Recommended vendor:
       Carl Creelman – 619-445-2742

      One trail condition specialist - Bill Hoermann - 619-390-7667

      One OHV specialist - Ed Heinrich- 619-445-2368

      8 crews.

      1 Road Grader

      1 Water Tender

      SWECO 450 trail tractor and operator – check with SD county parks, CA
       state parks, Angeles or San Bernardino NF for tractor plus operator

      Seed for Corral Cyn dozer lines – 50 lbs buckwheat – order from batch
       collected at Temecula, from: S&S Seeds, Inc - Carpinteria, CA 93014-1275
       (805) 684-0436 or (805) 684-2798 fax or jodymiller@ssseeds.com



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ALL BRANCHES AND DIVISIONS

  1. Mop up all perimeters 300 feet from the line.

  2. Unburned islands within 300 feet of line need to be secured to prevent flare-ups
     from crossing the line

  3. Remove all trash, flagging, equipment, and hose lays.

  4. Restore drop points and staging areas to their original condition

  5. Fire Camp: Remove all trash, flagging, signs, miscellaneous equipment from
     incident base camp at Viejas Community Recreation Center and Schoolhouse.
     Clean inside of facilities structures used in operation. Grade and water dirt
     parking areas and roads. Check turf and repair any damage.

  6. Helibases and Helispots: Rehab and repair these areas, including breaking down
     berms, repairing gates and fences, pick up trash, debris flagging. Include in this
     list Cameron Fire station compound (residential section) which was used as a
     temporary helibase.

  7. Roads:

         a. Water, grade, and drain road surface and break down berms along all
            roads used in fire suppression action, including Horsethief Ridge (16S04),
            Skye Valley (17S06), Road from Skye Valley Road to Moreno Dam,
            Corral Canyon (17S04), Bronco Flats (16S17), Barrett Lake, South
            Boundary (17S08), Hauser Creek (17S07), Round Potrero, Corte Madera
            (16S05), road off Lyons Valley accessing private lot with graded pad.
            Check with owners of Skye Valley before working on portion of Skye
            Valley Road (17S06) that is on private property.
         b. Condition of all roads listed above and any other unpaved roads used in
            fire suppression effort shall be checked to determine if any culverts or
            drains were damaged during suppression effort. Any damage will be
            identified and scheduled for repair.
         c. Conditions of the following paved roads and berms will be checked for
            damage and repairs made under S code: Corral Canyon (17S04), Skye
            Valley (`17S06) from Lyons Valley to Barrett Honor Camp and from
            junction of Corral Canyon Road south to Bobcat Meadow campground,
            Japatul Fire Station (16S04), Corte Madera (16S05), Los Pinos. Repairs
            to paved roads will be scheduled after all dozers and heavy equipment
            have finished work in the fire area.




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Branch II, Division X
Need: 1 tech specialist, 1 crew
Recommended tech specialists: David Janssen, CDF
Work to be accomplished:

   Crews: Rake areas smooth and distribute brush evenly in areas where brush was
   crushed along South Boundary and Round Potrero Roads. Block access to
   “Connector Road” between South Boundary and Round Potrero Roads. Avoid
   identified archeological sites.

Branch II, Division Y

Need: 1 tech specialist, 1 crew, 1 dozer
Recommended tech specialists: David Janssen, CDF

Work to be accomplished:
  Dozer: Rehab dozer line around Barrett Honor Camp.

   Crews: Pick up trash. Water bar and rehab hand lines that are perpendicular to
   slopes. For all other lines, conceal entry points with brush for 200 linear feet. Do
   finish work on dozer rehab.


Branch II, Division Z
Need: 1 or 2 excavators, 1 tech specialist (Wilderness/Trails), 1 trail machine, 2 crews
Recommended tech specialists: Dave Volgarino, Megan Jennings

Work to be accomplished:

   Excavators: Rehab of several dozer lines that extends into wilderness. Two short
   lines that start near Japatul Fire Station.
    One short line that starts near Horsethief Canyon trailhead.
    One long (1/2 Mile) dozer line, estimated to be 4 to 5 blades wide, that runs into
       Pine Creek Wilderness along Horsethief Canyon trail. Rehab this with roughed-in
       36 “ trail tread

   Trail machine: Groom Horsethief Canyon Trail

   Crew: Pick up trash. Waterbar and rehab hand lines . Cut and spread brush on
   handlines from Barrett Honor Camp to Japatul station as need is determined. For all
   other lines, conceal entry points with brush for 200 linear feet. DO NOT rehab hand




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   line where it crosses Pine Creek and/or Horsethief Creek drainages; areas within 100
   feet of drainages should not be rehabilitated.


Branch I, Division A
Need: 1 excavator, 1 tech specialist, 1 crew
Recommended tech specialists: Dave Volgarino, Megan Jennings

Work to be accomplished:

   Excavator: Rehab dozer lines as needed around Japatul fire station.

   Crew: Pick up trash. Waterbar and rehab hand lines. Handline rehabilitation is most
   important in this area. Cut and spread brush on handlines from Horsethief Road
   (16S04) to Secret Canyon. For all other lines, conceal entry points with brush for 200
   feet. DO NOT rehab hand line where it crosses Pine Creek and/or Horsethief Creek
   drainages; areas within 100 feet of drainages should not be rehabilitated.


Branch I, Division B

Need: 1 excavator, 1 tech specialist (OHV expert), 1 crew
Recommended tech specialists: Richard Tull, Bill Hoermann, Ed Heinrich, Dan Walsh,
Nik Ferrell, JoeLeone or Mark Marquette.

Work to be accomplished:

   Excavators:
    Rehab of dozer lines along Espinosa trail. Eastern portion (between Los Pinos
      and Morena Road) to be rehabbed leaving a roughed-in 36” trail tread.

   Trail machine: Groom Espinosa Trail between Los Pinos and Morena Road.

   Crews: Pick up trash. Water bar and rehab hand lines that are perpendicular to slopes.
   For all other lines, conceal entry points with brush for 200 linear feet.

   Fencing: Replace/repair fenceline along Corral Canyon Road that was damaged
   during suppression effort. Approx 2 miles hogwire fence. Existing posts can probably
   be re-used. This eff




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Branch I, Division C/D
Need: 1 or 2 excavators, 2 tech specialist (OHV expert, 1 natural resources), trail
rehabilitation expert, 1 natural resource tech specialist, 2 crews
Recommended tech specialists: Richard Tull, Bill Hoermann, Ed Heinrich, Dan Walsh,
Nik Ferrell, Megan Jennings or Lance Criley

Work to be accomplished:

   Excavators: Extensive dozer-line repair work, including short line in wilderness
   and several dozer lines along designated OHV trails.
    Dozer line rehab, work closely with natural resource tech for dozer line in riparian
      area.
    Seed dozer line that was done on old rehab area with buckwheat seed.
    Install road closure signs at key access points

   Trail Machine: Work on OHV trails 1 and 6 that were used as Dozer Lines. This
   work should be done at a later date with S-numbers.

   Crews: Pick up trash. Water bar and rehab hand lines that are perpendicular to
   slopes. For all other lines, conceal entry points with brush for 200 linear feet.




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Suppression Rehabilitation Guidelines

Forest Roads

Established Forest Service roads will be restored with rolling dips or other suitable
drainage mechanism, other than waterbars.


Water Bars
Construct water bars along all fire lines and along those roads, which have been built
especially to accommodate fire control activities.

Slope           Distance between water bars
< 10%           100 feet
11-25%          75 feet
> 25%           50 feet

Water bars shall be constructed at all natural watercourses (e.g. drainages) regardless of
the above quotes distances, except where culverts or bridges are provided.


Water bars shall be cut diagonally a minimum of 24-30 inches for dozer lines (6 inches
for hand lines) into the roadbed or fire line surface and should have a continuous firm
embankment of at least 6 inches in height immediately adjacent to the down slope side of
the water bar cut.

Water bars shall provide for unrestricted discharge to the down slope side so that water
will be discharged and spread into the adjacent area in such a manner that erosion in the
discharge area shall be minimized.

Water shall be discharged into some form of vegetative cover or duff whenever possible.

Close unauthorized access routes. Block those roads, which have been built especially
to assist in fire suppression if they are not to be used in further fire related activities. Use
large boulders if available.

OHV area fence repair. In OHV area use smooth wire ONLY for fence repair work.
Hogwire is preferable, with larger squares in the panel facing down (upside down) for
animal movement.

Clear waterways of debris resulting from suppression activities
Clear all stream and drainage bottoms of debris (rocks, soil, vegetation, etc.) deposited as
a result of control activities to permit free flow of water and to decrease damage to fish
habitat.




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Repair damaged property
Repair damages to private property within reasonable limits and within capabilities of
available resources. Ensure that stock and boundary fences are repaired.

Re-contouring
Even out soil piles, berms, and side cast material to as close to the original contour as
possible.


OHV Trails and Standards

Return OHV trails to pre-suppression width. Where dozer lines follow existing OHV
trail, prevent access from vehicles larger than the trail is designed for. ATV (four-
wheelers) require 50-inch trail. The goal is to prevent access by jeep type vehicles.

OHV trails must be repaired to Region 5 standards. This includes using rolling dips for
water diversions, maintaining the number of turns and obstacles applicable to the trails
difficulty rating. OHV trail tread width will be restored to the appropriate vehicle width
for that trail.




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