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Performing quality straw bale mulch inspections for fire rehab and restoration projects


Steve Popovich, BLM Emergency Stabilization and Burned Area Rehabilitation National Program Lead, will discuss how to perform inspections on agricultural straw bales used as mulch in fire rehabilitation and restoration projects. This webinar will overview how to inspect straw bales in trucks, stackyards and fields. It will review attributes of quantity and quality that are commonly inspected, including bale count and weight, moisture, fiber length, with emphasis on weed contaminant.  It will also review safety concerns, paperwork, and data capture. The webinar is geared toward anyone who has an interest or may need to perform straw bale mulch inspections regardless of experience level.