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Selected Fires from 2013

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 2013 Fires Combined

Pie chart displaying post fire conditions from 2013 fires, 215,800 acres of National forest forestland.  Deforested: Wilderness, etc. 9,000 acres or 4 percent.  Deforested: Not Wilderness, etc. 76,800 acres or 36 percent.  Forested: Not wilderness, etc. 116,500 acres or 54 percent.  Forested: wilderness, etc. 13,500 acres or 6 percent.

 

American Fire, Carstens Fire, Corral Complex, Fish Fire, Forks Complex, Hathaway Fire, Mountain Fire, Panther Fire, Powerhouse Fire, Rim Fire, Salmon River Complex, Silver Fire.

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after Selected 2013 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 14 7 0 0 0 0 21
fir 1,055 1,513 772 1,514 660 1,443 6,957
pine 383 412 6,529 8,758 13,053 12,665 41,800
Douglas -fir 635 2,888 3,272 15,672 497 2,257 25,220
mixed conifer 3,528 5,095 16,479 28,637 19,923 32,377 106,038
closed cone conifers 170 334 726 774 780 322 3,107
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pinyon juniper 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 3,198 3,291 11,130 10,422 2,951 1,679 32,672
sub total 8,983 13,540 38,908 65,777 37,864 50,743 215,814
shrub / non-forest 2,365
other ownership 1,462
total 219,642

American Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the American Fire on the Tahoe 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 3 122 292 97 420 935
pine types 2 9 308 1,511 230 537 2,595
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 24 26 3,477 5,767 3,080 4,069 16,443
closed cone conifers 0 0 6 1 5 0 12
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 0 3 135 768 45 66 1,018
sub total 26 41 4,047 8,340 3,457 5,093 21,003
shrub / non-forest 1,331
other ownership 5,101
total 27,436
 

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

Aspen Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Aspen 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 9 303 19 98 8 27 464
pine types 0 0 1,162 2,488 985 1,612 6,247
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 82 782 1,672 4,579 1,042 3,558 11,713
closed cone conifers 0 0 31 12 0 0 43
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 0 0 777 774 143 192 1,885
sub total 90 1,085 3,660 7,951 2,177 5,390 20,353
shrub / non-forest 2,377
other ownership 0
total 22,730
 

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

Carstens Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Carstens 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 2 2 152 192 95 91 533
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 0 0 2 4 0 11 18
closed cone conifers 0 0 0 9 0 5 14
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 0 2 93 151 27 38 312
sub total 3 3 247 356 122 145 876
shrub / non-forest 136
other ownership 778
total 1,791
 

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

Corral Complex Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Corral Complex Fire on the Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity 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 447 710 275 209 454 386 2,479
pine types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Douglas -fir 540 2,220 225 1,392 264 620 5,262
mixed conifer types 79 81 39 76 200 203 678
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 62 94 28 108 0 3 296
sub total 1,129 3,105 566 1,784 919 1,213 8,715
shrub / non-forest 4,377
other ownership 0
total 13,091
 

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

Fish Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Fish 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 280 183 0 0 0 0 463
pine types 74 12 0 0 0 0 86
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 639 732 0 0 0 0 1,371
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 993 926 0 0 0 0 1,920
shrub / non-forest 184
other ownership 0
total 2,104
 

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

Forks Complex Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Forks Complex Fire on the Klamath and Six Rivers 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 1 2 48 158 11 29 249
pine types 0 0 0 6 0 4 10
Douglas -fir 1 6 586 7,830 57 679 9,159
mixed conifer types 0 1 107 731 8 37 885
closed cone conifers 0 0 333 507 24 61 925
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 1 2 422 2,247 21 147 2,840
sub total 3 12 1,496 11,479 121 957 14,068
shrub / non-forest 1,917
other ownership 697
total 16,683
 

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

Hathaway Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Hathaway 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 3 36 0 3 43
pine types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Douglas -fir 45 52 0 0 0 0 96
mixed conifer types 114 191 19 92 5 10 431
closed cone conifers 4 8 1 0 5 3 22
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 527 308 6 37 7 7 893
sub total 690 560 29 165 17 23 1,485
shrub / non-forest 1,470
other ownership 1,091
total 4,046
 

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

Mountain Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Mountain 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 14 0 0 0 0 0 14
fir types 222 40 14 4 36 15 330
pine types 3 1 13 1 16 2 35
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 2,234 1,442 117 21 221 59 4,093
closed cone conifers 0 0 22 3 91 23 139
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 933 87 76 36 46 11 1,189
sub total 3,405 1,570 242 64 410 110 5,801
shrub / non-forest 9,991
other ownership 11,931
total 27,724
 

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

Panther Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Panther Fire on the Lassen 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 72 630 198 329 222 290 1,741
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 68 113 141 62 46 17 448
sub total 141 743 339 391 268 306 2,188
shrub / non-forest 637
other ownership 3,904
total 6,730
 

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

Powerhouse Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Powerhouse 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 0 57 50 22 8 137
mixed conifer types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
closed cone conifers 0 0 0 1 15 2 20
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 1 0 342 55 153 47 598
sub total 1 1 400 105 190 57 754
shrub / non-forest 18,352
other ownership 13,225
total 32,332
 

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

Rim Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Rim Fire on the Stanislaus 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 2 77 336 41 504 960
pine types 303 389 4,821 4,538 11,720 10,412 32,183
Douglas -fir 49 609 606 1,074 84 99 2,522
mixed conifer types 232 1,140 10,018 15,037 15,096 23,826 65,349
closed cone conifers 165 325 334 241 640 228 1,933
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 1,499 2,653 8,726 5,541 2,444 1,098 21,961
sub total 2,248 5,119 24,581 26,768 30,025 36,166 124,907
shrub / non-forest 29,478
other ownership 103,233
total 257,618
 

Download the Rim Fire pdf to view it at a larger scale.

 

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

Salmon River Complex Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Salmon River Complex 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 6 0 0 0 0 7
fir types 97 270 214 380 13 58 1,032
pine types 0 0 74 22 9 7 112
Douglas -fir 0 1 1,797 5,326 69 850 8,044
mixed conifer types 19 49 804 1,958 47 309 3,186
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 0 381 630 17 52 1,080
sub total 116 327 3,271 8,316 155 1,276 13,460
shrub / non-forest 1,314
other ownership 5
total 14,779
 

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

Silver Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Silver 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 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 32 22 28 43 1 5 131
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 106 27 3 14 1 1 152
sub total 138 48 31 57 2 7 283
shrub / non-forest 2,947
other ownership 17,576
total 20,805
 

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





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