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Selected Fires from 2009

Threat of Deforested Conditions in CA National Forests

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Forest fire burning forest debri and trees.

Selected Wildfires

Each selected wildfire analyzed burned more than 1,000 acres of forestland (land that grows trees) on national forest in California. For each fire there is a summary table of the vegetation conditions; an image of the fire overlaid on a quadrangle map with the image highlighting the fire boundary and burned areas that are non forest, forested and deforested; and a pdf of the fire for download which also provides a clearer view of the fire.

Summary of All 2009 Fires Combined

Fire Incidents Exceeding 1,000 acres on National Forests in California - 2009
Selection Incident Name Forest(s) Incident Acres Acres NF Forestland
selected Station Angeles 161,000 36,586
selected La Brea Los Padres 87,490 9,901
selected Hat Creek Complex Lassen 11,269 6,443
selected Sheep San Bernardino 7,128 1,601
selected Backbone Six Rivers / Shasta-T / Klamath 6,324 6,072
selected Knight Stanislaus 6,130 5,221
selected Tennant Klamath 3,225 2,271
selected Lion Complex Sequoia 3,060 4,507
selected Mill Creek #4 Six Rivers 2,750 2,029
selected Red Rock Klamath 1,364 1,164
not sel Jesusita Los Padres 8,733 203
not sel Forks Inyo 3,268 800
not sel Cottonwood San Bernardino 2,409 <100
not sel Morris Angeles 2,168 436
 
Table Key
Code Meaning
Selected Most of the acreage burned in a given year is explained by fires larger than 1,000 acres. Fires were selected for analysis if more than 1,000 acres of forestland outside wilderness burned.
Not Selected These fire were not analyzed because less than 1,000 acres of forestland outside wilderness burned.
 

Pie chart displaying post fire conditions from 2009 fires, 75,000 acres of National forest forestland.  Deforested: Wilderness, etc. 8,000 acres or 11 percent.  Deforested: Not Wilderness, etc. 34,000 acres or 45 percent.  Forested: Not wilderness, etc. 24,000 acres or 31 percent.  Forested: wilderness, etc. 9,000 acres or 13 percent.

 

Backbone Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Backbone Fire on the Shasta-Trinity, Six Rivers, and Klamath National Forests (acres)
vegetation type treatments NOT permitted treatments permitted treatments permitted total within fire perimeter
deforested condition forested condition deforested condition forested condition deforested condition forested condition
steep ground
( > 30 % slope)
flat ground
( < 30 % slope)
alpine 63 10 0 0 0 0 73
fir types 1,515 1,929 0 0 0 0 3,444
pine types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Douglas -fir 655 1,106 0 0 0 0 1,761
mixed conifer types 358 336 0 0 0 0 694
closed cone conifers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 17 83 0 0 0 0 100
sub total 2,608 3,464 0 0 0 0 6,072
shrub / non-forest 640
other ownership 0
total 6,712
 

Fire boundary shown with areas of forested, deforested, and not forested forestland.

 

Hat Creek Complex Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Hat Creek Complex Fire on the Lassen National Forest (acres)
vegetation type treatments NOT permitted treatments permitted treatments permitted total within fire perimeter
deforested condition forested condition deforested condition forested condition deforested condition forested condition
steep ground
( > 30 % slope)
flat ground
( < 30 % slope)
alpine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
fir types 0 0 26 27 23 6 83
pine types 0 0 5 5 137 188 335
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 93 71 840 540 2,409 1,583 5,536
closed cone conifers 0 0 1 1 8 38 47
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 4 1 152 18 213 53 442
sub total 97 73 1,024 590 2,791 1,868 6,443
shrub / non-forest 2,799
other ownership 2,102
total 11,343
 

Fire boundary shown with areas of forested, deforested, and not forested forestland.

 

Knight Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Knight Fire on the Stanislaus National Forest (acres)
vegetation type treatments NOT permitted treatments permitted treatments permitted total within fire perimeter
deforested condition forested condition deforested condition forested condition deforested condition forested condition
steep ground
( > 30 % slope)
flat ground
( < 30 % slope)
alpine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
fir types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pine types 2 339 12 156 56 266 831
Douglas -fir 1 145 34 355 2 13 550
mixed conifer types 8 134 78 723 31 348 1,322
closed cone conifers 0 19 0 23 1 4 47
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 10 1,126 67 1,189 12 66 2,470
sub total 20 1,764 192 2,446 102 697 5,221
shrub / non-forest 142
other ownership 1,116
total 6,480
 

Fire boundary shown with areas of forested, deforested, and not forested forestland.

 

La Brea Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the La Brea Fire on the Los Padres National Forest (acres)
vegetation type treatments NOT permitted treatments permitted treatments permitted total within fire perimeter
deforested condition forested condition deforested condition forested condition deforested condition forested condition
steep ground
( > 30 % slope)
flat ground
( < 30 % slope)
alpine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
fir types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pine types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Douglas -fir 0 31 0 0 0 0 31
mixed conifer types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
closed cone conifers 174 86 124 69 16 21 490
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 2,258 472 4,106 993 1,192 358 9,380
sub total 2,432 589 4,230 1,062 1,208 379 9,901
shrub / non-forest 75,743
other ownership 3,949
total 89,593
 

Fire boundary shown with areas of forested, deforested, and not forested forestland.

 

Lion Complex Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Lion Complex Fire on the Inyo and Sequoia National Forests (acres)
vegetation type treatments NOT permitted treatments permitted treatments permitted total within fire perimeter
deforested condition forested condition deforested condition forested condition deforested condition forested condition
steep ground
( > 30 % slope)
flat ground
( < 30 % slope)
alpine 2 16 0 14 0 55 87
fir types 0 15 21 306 33 1,433 1,809
pine types 0 0 0 1 4 43 48
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 31 0 0 31
mixed conifer types 0 5 35 314 91 1,434 1,879
closed cone conifers 0 0 1 40 28 583 653
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
sub total 2 37 57 706 157 3,548 4,507
shrub / non-forest 438
other ownership 56
total 5,001
 

Fire boundary shown with areas of forested, deforested, and not forested forestland.

 

Mill Creek Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Mill Creek Fire on the Six Rivers National Forest (acres)
vegetation type treatments NOT permitted treatments permitted treatments permitted total within fire perimeter
deforested condition forested condition deforested condition forested condition deforested condition forested condition
steep ground
( > 30 % slope)
flat ground
( < 30 % slope)
alpine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
fir types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pine types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Douglas -fir 0 4 144 1,321 16 249 1,734
mixed conifer types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
closed cone conifers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 0 1 27 245 1 21 294
sub total 0 5 171 1,566 17 270 2,029
shrub / non-forest 0
other ownership 1,922
total 3,951
 

Fire boundary shown with areas of forested, deforested, and not forested forestland.

 

Red Rock Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Red Rock Fire on the Klamath National Forest (acres)
vegetation type treatments NOT permitted treatments permitted treatments permitted total within fire perimeter
deforested condition forested condition deforested condition forested condition deforested condition forested condition
steep ground
( > 30 % slope)
flat ground
( < 30 % slope)
alpine 5 11 0 0 0 0 16
fir types 123 896 0 0 0 0 1,020
pine types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Douglas -fir 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
mixed conifer types 22 157 0 0 0 0 179
closed cone conifers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 0 5 0 0 0 0 5
sub total 151 1,071 0 0 0 0 1,222
shrub / non-forest 178
other ownership 0
total 1,400
 

Fire boundary shown with areas of forested, deforested, and not forested forestland.

 

Sheep Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Sheep Fire on the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests (acres)
vegetation type treatments NOT permitted treatments permitted treatments permitted total within fire perimeter
deforested condition forested condition deforested condition forested condition deforested condition forested condition
steep ground
( > 30 % slope)
flat ground
( < 30 % slope)
alpine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
fir types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pine types 0 0 1 13 39 6 59
Douglas -fir 0 0 207 95 19 7 329
mixed conifer types 0 0 4 4 1 2 11
closed cone conifers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 2 0 10 17 10 4 41
hardwood 1 1 172 121 63 17 374
sub total 2 1 393 250 133 36 815
shrub / non-forest 5,603
other ownership 846
total 7,265
 

Fire boundary shown with areas of forested, deforested, and not forested forestland.

 

Station Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Station Fire on the Angeles National Forest (acres)
vegetation type treatments NOT permitted treatments permitted treatments permitted total within fire perimeter
deforested condition forested condition deforested condition forested condition deforested condition forested condition
steep ground
( > 30 % slope)
flat ground
( < 30 % slope)
alpine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
fir types 3 2 1 20 0 6 31
pine types 148 520 351 341 272 248 1,880
Douglas -fir 945 920 7,493 3,227 1,329 399 14,313
mixed conifer types 192 534 411 649 119 222 2,127
closed cone conifers 18 11 521 197 1,182 302 2,230
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 167 58 60 28 314
hardwood 1,287 622 7,308 3,299 2,426 751 15,691
sub total 2,591 2,609 16,251 7,790 5,388 1,956 36,586
shrub / non-forest 124,471
other ownership 7,815
total 168,872
 

Fire boundary shown with areas of forested, deforested, and not forested forestland.

 

Tennant Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Tennant Fire on the Klamath National Forest (acres)
vegetation type treatments NOT permitted treatments permitted treatments permitted total within fire perimeter
deforested condition forested condition deforested condition forested condition deforested condition forested condition
steep ground
( > 30 % slope)
flat ground
( < 30 % slope)
alpine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
fir types 0 0 6 0 10 0 15
pine types 2 2 90 34 722 206 1,054
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 2 0 233 104 705 112 1,156
closed cone conifers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
coastal conifer / cypress 7 0 0 0 0 0 7
pj 0 0 3 0 15 19 37
hardwood 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
sub total 11 2 332 138 1,451 336 2,271
shrub / non-forest 254
other ownership 666
total 3,191
 

Fire boundary shown with areas of forested, deforested, and not forested forestland.





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