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Hydrologist

USDA Forest Service
Email: g***@***.gov
Local Address: Wenatchee, Washington, United States
USDA
4700 River Road Unit 134
Riverdale , Maryland 20737
United States

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Background

Employment History

  • Forest Hydrologist
    Forest Products Laboratory
  • Post-Fire Rehabilitation Specialist
    Santa Fe National Forest
  • Hydrologist
    Santa Fe National Forest
  • Hydrologist, SW Region
    Burned Area Emergency Response
  • Team Leader
    Burned Area Emergency Response
  • Hydrologist
    Forest Service Agency
16 Total References
Web References
NM: Forest Will Take Decades to Heal - ALC Communications Center
www.americanloggers.org, 1 May 2005 [cached]
However, as Greg Kuyumjian, post-fire rehabilitation specialist with the Santa Fe National Forest, likes to point out, "The closer you are, the greener it gets."
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But danger still exists, Kuyumjian said, adding that post-fire, there are additional hazards such as falling trees, rolling objects and flash floods.
08.25.02 Threat of mudslides attacked from air
www.gjsentinel.com, 26 Aug 2002 [cached]
It was most effective in promoting vegetation regrowth, said Greg Kuyumjian, a hydrologist with the Santa Fe National Forest who formerly worked in the White River National Forest office in Glenwood Springs.
Kuyumjian was also sent to help fight the Coal Seam Fire that broke out June 8 and burned some 12,000 acres and destroyed 29 homes.
"We struggled with a quantity versus quality problem" during the Los Alamos hydromulching, Kuyumjian said."Sometimes there would be less put down per drop so we could do more.Where that occurred, it was not that effective" in stopping heavy rains from forming 12- to 20-foot deep gullies on steep slopes burned in that fire.
Kuyumjian also said in areas where trees were more dense, leaves and needles prevented about half of the hydromulch from reaching the ground.
"But I don't think you'll find that would be an issue in areas like Red Mountain," he said, where few trees survived.
What encouraged Kuyumjian about the Los Alamos hydromulching was increased ground cover in the years since the fire.
"With the mulching, we had about 55 percent cover before our summer rains hit, and about 80 percent by the end of the growing season in 2000," he said.
Even on very steep slopes, Kuyumjian said ground cover reached 50 percent by this year.
The interagency BAER Team, led by ...
www.oakcreekwatershed.org [cached]
The interagency BAER Team, led by BAER Team Leader Greg Kuyumjian, is currently gathering information to evaluate those potential threats to public safety, life, and property associated with post-Slide Fire conditions.
Red Rock Country - B.A.E.R. Brins Fire
www.redrockcountry.org, 24 Feb 2011 [cached]
Greg Kuyumjian - BAER Team Leader and Hydrologist
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The BAER Team: Responding to Post-Fire Threats by Greg Kuyumjian, Hydrologist, SW Region
USATODAY.com - Workers help nature to heal
www.usatoday.com, 31 July 2002 [cached]
"It doesn't get any better than that," says Greg Kuyumjian, a Forest Service hydrologist and fire rehabilitation expert who oversaw a restoration program of mulching, building erosion barriers, hand-raking and reseeding.
In the middle of another season of explosive fire in the West, the recovery effort that followed the Cerro Grande fire holds important lessons for Westerners wondering what will become of their beloved forests after the flames die out.
About 250 miles to the north, in Colorado's Pike National Forest, a similar campaign is beginning a few weeks after firefighters finally contained the Hayman fire, which blackened nearly 140,000 acres southwest of Denver.
There, the Forest Service has designed its most expensive fire rehabilitation project:$24 million aimed at protecting the South Platte River watershed, which supplies 60% of Denver's water.Combined with huge firefighting costs this year, these expenditures are straining the agency's budget.
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"We did everything we could do, and it's not enough," says Kuyumjian, who helped plan the rehabilitation for the Hayman fire."There are certain places you just have to walk away from, and there is a lot of the Hayman fire that looks like this."
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