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Selected Fires from 2002

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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 2002 Fires Combined

Fire Incidents Exceeding 1,000 acres on National Forests in California - 2002
Selection Incident Name Forest(s) Incident Acres Notes
selected McNally Sequoia 148,056 enough
not sel Williams   33,405 shrub, < 1,000 acres hardwood
selected Biscuit Six Rivers 28,638 enough
not sel Wolf   21,349 mostly wilderness, shrub outside
selected Curve Angeles 20,871 enough
not sel Copper   17,238 shrub, < 1,000 acres hardwood
not sel Fuller   6,285 shrub
not sel Blue Cut   6,221 shrub, < 1,000 acres hardwood
not sel Louisiana   5,471 shrub, < 1,000 acres hardwood
not sel Bouquet   4,265 shrub, < 1,000 acres hardwood
selected Stanza Klamath 2,821 enough
not sel Birch   2,549 shrub and pinyon
not sel Arrowhead   1,836 shrub, < 1,000 acres hardwood
selected Cone Lassen 1,690 enough
selected Forks Klamath 1,379 mostly hardwood, some conifer
 
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 2002 fires, Biscuit, Cone, Curve, Forks, McNally, Stanza.  Deforested: Wilderness, etc. 14,000 acres or 10 percent.  Deforested: Not Wilderness, etc. 57,000 acres or 43 percent.  Forested: Not wilderness, etc. 42,000 acres or 32 percent.  Forested: wilderness, etc. 20,000 acres or 15 percent.

 

Biscuit Fire, Cone Fire, Curve Fire, Forks Fire, McNally Fire, Stanza Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after Selected 2002 Wildfires on National Forests in California (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 2,018 2,633 9,484 1,509 5,143 1,090 21,878
fir 2,706 3,032 1,967 3,716 950 5,767 18,138
pine 1,139 2,823 3,358 1,762 2,794 1,861 13,735
Douglas -fir 317 472 2,678 2,326 688 569 7,051
mixed conifer 5,706 8,114 10,844 8,386 6,625 8,123 47,798
closed cone conifers 130 1,368 82 286 270 1,861 3,996
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pinyon juniper 66 193 39 27 42 51 418
hardwood 1,707 1,122 9,192 3,445 2,740 1,480 19,686
sub total 13,789 19,756 37,645 21,457 19,252 20,802 132,700
shrub / non-forest 73,996
other ownership 3,831
total 210,526

 

Biscuit Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Biscuit 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 1,790 534 9,409 1,319 5,067 691 18,810
fir types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pine types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Douglas -fir 0 0 1,099 455 442 173 2,169
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 0 203 58 94 32 387
sub total 1,790 534 10,711 1,831 5,603 897 21,366
shrub / non-forest 7,839
other ownership 2,002
total 31,207
 

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

 

Cone Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Cone 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 0 0 0 0 0
pine types 0 0 0 0 131 63 194
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 0 0 0 0 648 564 1,212
closed cone conifers 0 0 0 0 67 117 185
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 0 0 0 0 846 744 1,591
shrub / non-forest 119
other ownership 345
total 2,055
 

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

 

Curve Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Curve 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pine types 389 1,346 249 302 26 62 2,374
Douglas -fir 308 443 482 188 83 70 1,573
mixed conifer types 268 1,775 773 1,029 181 432 4,457
closed cone conifers 0 0 6 0 21 0 27
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 847 329 1,415 209 373 108 3,281
sub total 1,811 3,893 2,925 1,729 684 672 11,713
shrub / non-forest 9,211
other ownership 0
total 20,924
 

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

 

Forks Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Forks 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 0 0 0 0 0
pine types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Douglas -fir 0 0 231 342 27 46 646
mixed conifer types 0 0 9 6 0 0 15
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 0 355 302 28 46 732
sub total 0 0 596 650 55 92 1,393
shrub / non-forest 18
other ownership 14
total 1,425
 

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

 

McNally Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the McNally Fire on the Sequoia 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 227 2,100 75 191 75 399 3,068
fir types 2,706 3,032 1,967 3,716 950 5,767 18,138
pine types 750 1,477 3,085 1,397 2,637 1,730 11,075
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 5,439 6,339 10,054 7,337 5,796 7,127 42,091
closed cone conifers 130 1,368 61 237 181 1,738 3,715
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 66 193 39 27 42 51 418
hardwood 860 793 7,196 2,830 2,245 1,292 15,217
sub total 10,178 15,300 22,477 15,733 11,927 18,106 93,722
shrub / non-forest 56,809
other ownership 1,470
total 152,000
 

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

 

Stanza Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Stanza 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 0 0 0 0 0
pine types 0 0 24 63 0 6 92
Douglas -fir 8 29 867 1,341 137 280 2,663
mixed conifer types 0 0 8 14 0 0 22
closed cone conifers 0 0 15 49 0 6 70
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 0 0 22 46 0 0 69
sub total 8 29 936 1,514 137 291 2,916
shrub / non-forest 0
other ownership 0
total 2,916
 

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





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