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Selected Fires from 2016

Threat of Deforested Conditions in CA National Forests

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2016 Sobranes fire during the day looks like it is night time due to the smoke clouds.

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 2016 Fires Combined

Pie chart displaying post fire conditions from 2016 fires, 130,344 acres of National forest forestland.  Deforested: Wilderness, etc. 18,436 acres or 14 percent.  Deforested: Not Wilderness, etc. 43,494 acres or 33 percent.  Forested: Not wilderness, etc. 36,172 acres or 28 percent.  Forested: wilderness, etc. 32,241 acres or 25 percent.

 
Corresponding Data Table -
Post-fire Condition of National Forest Forested Lands Burned in 2016 for the combined fires:
Bluecut, Cedar, Clark, Erskine, Gap, Jacobson, Meadow, Owens, Pilot, Pine, Pony, Rey, Sacata, Sand, Soberanes, Soup, Trailhead
Condition Acres Percent
Deforested Wilderness, ect 18,436 14 %
Forested - Wilderness, ect 32,241 25 %
Forested - Not Wilderness, ect 36,172 28 %
Deforested- Not Wilderness, ect 43,494 33 %
Total 130,343 100 %
 
Summary of Vegetation Conditions after Selected 2016 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 0 0 0 5 0 1 6
True Fir 298 690 860 1,146 471 1,611 5,077
Pine 1,006 1,013 1,909 3,252 4,102 3,404 5,083
Douglas -fir 285 2,049 3,639 7,954 735 2,951 17,614
Mixed Conifer 747 2,060 6,918 8,032 4,394 5,364 27,515
Closed Cone Conifers 1,636 4,850 471 351 139 140 45,129
Coastal Conifer / cypress 3 3 0 0 0 0 6
Pinyon- Juniper 13 17 2,146 1,140 2,537 710 6,563
Hardwood 14,449 21,559 6,317 6,279 1,534 1,155 6,569
Sub Total 18,436 32,241 22,260 28,158 13,912 15,336 130,344
shrub / non-forest 149,628
other ownership 24,326
Total 304,298

 

 

Bluecut Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Bluecut 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 1 0 77 64 8 4 153
Douglas -fir 1 0 280 179 26 3 489
mixed conifer types 0 0 14 24 4 2 43
closed cone conifers 0   2 1 4 8 14
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 3 0 281 101 174 13 573
hardwood 9 1 926 194 321 45 1,496
Sub Total 14 1 1,579 563 536 75 2,768
shrub / non-forest 26,628
other ownership 5,065
Total 34,462
 

To view it at a larger scale, clearer, and zoomable, Download the Bluecut Fire pdf.

 

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

 

Cedar Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Cedar Fire on the 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
fir types 0 0 720 599 323 365 2,007
pine types 1 2 422 697 328 414 1,864
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 4 2 5,769 3,121 3,701 1,867 14,463
closed cone conifers 0 0 49 10 34 27 119
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 1 3 1,352 1,684 620 578 4,238
Sub Total 5 8 8,312 6,110 5,006 3,251 22,692
shrub / non-forest 5,477
other ownership 509
Total 28,678
 

To view it at a larger scale, clearer, and zoomable, Download the Cedar Fire pdf.

 

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

 

Clark Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Clark Fire on the Inyo 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 84 75 911 1,065 2,136
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
closed cone conifers 0 0 0 0 2 35 37
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 84 75 914 1,100 2,173
shrub / non-forest 655
other ownership 0
Total 2,828
 

To view it at a larger scale, clearer, and zoomable, Download the Clark Fire pdf.

 

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

 

Erskine Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Erskine Fire on the 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
fir types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pine types 0 0 718 800 1,773 981 4,271
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 0 0 1 2 28 27 59
closed cone conifers 1 1 87 2 39 3 132
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 4 1 1,843 1,034 2,361 697 5,939
hardwood 0 0 229 332 62 62 685
Sub Total 5 1 2,877 2,169 4,264 1,770 11,087
shrub / non-forest 10,666
other ownership 32
Total 21,785
 

To view it at a larger scale, clearer, and zoomable, Download the Erskine Fire pdf.

 

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

 

Gap Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Gap Fire on the 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 0 0 0 5   1 6
fir types 0 5 44 514 110 1,070 1,742
pine types 2 5 204 967 90 272 1,541
Douglas -fir 11 28 1,433 4,832 530 2,399 9,233
mixed conifer types 4 31 884 3,683 409 1,898 6,910
closed cone conifers 0 0 1 12   0 12
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 0 8 101 1,035 26 81 1,251
Sub Total 17 77 2,667 11,048 1,165 5,721 20,696
shrub / non-forest 711
other ownership 12,308
Total 33,715
 

To view it at a larger scale, clearer, and zoomable, Download the Gap Fire pdf.

 

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

 

Jacobson Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Jacobson Fire on the 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
fir types 41 130 0 0 0 0 170
pine types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 339 1,047 0 0 0 0 1,386
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 0 0 0 0 0
Sub Total 380 1,176 0 0 0 0 1,556
shrub / non-forest 116
other ownership 0
Total 1,672
 

To view it at a larger scale, clearer, and zoomable, Download the Jacobson Fire pdf.

 

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

 

Meadow Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Meadow Fire on the 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
fir types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pine types 0 0 32 385 6 97 520
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 0 0 113 807 125 1,341 2,387
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 1 1 207 532 71 145 958
Sub Total 1 1 352 1,725 202 1,584 3,865
shrub / non-forest 371
other ownership 107
Total 4,343
 

To view it at a larger scale, clearer, and zoomable, Download the Meadow Fire pdf.

 

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

 

Owens River Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Owens River Fire on the Inyo 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 3 1 295 104 919 307 1,629
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 0 0 6 15 15 22 59
closed cone conifers 0 0 0 0 2 21 23
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
hardwood 0 0 1 0 5 0 5
Sub Total 3 1 304 121 941 350 1,720
shrub / non-forest 2,925
other ownership 973
Total 5,617
 

To view it at a larger scale, clearer, and zoomable, Download the Owens River Fire pdf.

 

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

 

Pilot Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Pilot Fire on the 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 0 0 0 0 0
Douglas -fir 0 0 184 196 41 6 427
mixed conifer types 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
closed cone conifers 0 0 25 15 15 6 60
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 20 4 2 0 26
hardwood 0   354 86 162 26 628
Sub Total 0 0 582 301 220 39 1,141
shrub / non-forest 5,747
other ownership 229
Total 7,118
 

To view it at a larger scale, clearer, and zoomable, Download the Pilot Fire pdf.

 

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

 

Pine Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Pine Fire on the Los Padres 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 8 0 0 0 0 9
pine types 137 357 0 0 0 0 493
Douglas -fir 1 31 0 0 0 0 32
mixed conifer types 168 639 0 0 0 0 806
closed cone conifers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 6 16 0 0 0 0 22
hardwood 25 115 0 0 0 0 141
Sub Total 336 1,167 0 0 0 0 1,503
shrub / non-forest 875
other ownership 0
Total 2,378
 

To view it at a larger scale, clearer, and zoomable, Download the Pine Fire pdf.

 

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

 

Pony Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Pony Fire on the 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
fir types 0 0 95 26 11 1 134
pine types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Douglas -fir 0 0 607 1,332 53 107 2,098
mixed conifer types 0 0 128 315 38 46 526
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 5 25   0 31
Sub Total 0 0 836 1,697 102 155 2,789
shrub / non-forest 74
other ownership 0
Total 2,863
 

To view it at a larger scale, clearer, and zoomable, Download the Pony Fire pdf.

 

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

 

Rey Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Rey Fire on the Los Padres 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 0 0 0 0 0
Douglas -fir 0 0 53 18 0 0 71
mixed conifer types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
closed cone conifers 0 0 41 18 0 0 60
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 138 14 518 50 0 0 720
Sub Total 138 14 612 87 0 0 851
shrub / non-forest 18,703
other ownership 114
Total 19,668
 

To view it at a larger scale, clearer, and zoomable, Download the Rey Fire pdf.

 

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

 

Sacata Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Sacata Fire on the Sierra 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 0 0 0 0 0
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
closed cone conifers 0 0 202 192 22 16 433
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 0   584 440 68 46 1,138
Sub Total 0 0 786 632 90 63 1,571
shrub / non-forest 454
other ownership 76
Total 2,101
 

To view it at a larger scale, clearer, and zoomable, Download the Sacata Fire pdf.

 

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

 

Sand Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Sand Fire on the Angeles 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 0 0 0 0 0
Douglas -fir 0 1 809 415 64 48 1,336
mixed conifer types 57 0 0 0 0 0 57
closed cone conifers 0 0 5 17 7 5 33
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 382 3 1,196 363 191 98 2,233
Sub Total 439 3 2,009 794 261 151 3,659
shrub / non-forest 31,497
other ownership 2,648
Total 37,804
 

To view it at a larger scale, clearer, and zoomable, Download the Sand Fire pdf.

 

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

 

Soberanes Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Soberanes Fire on the Los Padres 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 856 636 32 40 0 0 1,563
Douglas -fir 272 1,977 196 0 0 0 2,445
mixed conifer types 65 136 0 0 0 0 201
closed cone conifers 1,634 4,849 8 37 0 0 6,529
coastal conifer / cypress 3 3 0 0 0 0 6
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 13,878 21,353 572 479 0 0 36,282
Sub Total 16,707 28,954 809 556 0 0 47,027
shrub / non-forest 43,846
other ownership 516
Total 91,389
 

To view it at a larger scale, clearer, and zoomable, Download the Soberanes Fire pdf.

 

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

 

Soup Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Soup Fire on the Modoc 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 257 547 1 8 27 175 1,015
pine types 6 10 1 28 8 69 123
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 110 204 3 64 74 160 615
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 12 43 0 0 0 0 55
Sub Total 385 805 5 99 108 404 1,807
shrub / non-forest 703
other ownership 0
Total 2,511
 

To view it at a larger scale, clearer, and zoomable, Download the Soup Fire pdf.

 

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

 

Trailhead Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Trailhead Fire on the Eldorado 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 1 3 43 92 58 195 392
Douglas -fir 1 12 77 982 23 388 1,483
mixed conifer types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
closed cone conifers 1 1 52 47 14 19 133
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 3 17 273 1,059 9 71 1,432
Sub Total 5 32 445 2,181 103 673 3,440
shrub / non-forest 179
other ownership 1,749
Total 5,368
 

To view it at a larger scale, clearer, and zoomable, Download the Trailhead Fire pdf.

 

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





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