Resource Management

Selected Fires from 2010

Threat of Deforested Conditions in CA National Forests

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Wildfire crowning with tall flames in a forest of conifers.

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 2010 Fires Combined

Fire Incidents Exceeding 1,000 acres on National Forests in California - 2010
Selection Incident Name Forest(s) Incident Acres Acres of NF Forestland
selected Bull Sequoia 16,000 2,928
selected Canyon Fire Sequoia 9,820 2,553
selected Sheep Fire Sequoia 9,020 5,531
not sel Constantia Complex Plumas 1,369 <1,000
not sel Mono Inyo 1,205 <1,000
not sel Bar Plumas 1,040 660
not sel Pozo Los Padres 1,151 9
not sel Bullard's Fire Plumas/Tahoe 1,300 526
 
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 2010 fires, 11,000 acres of National Forest Forestland.  Deforested: Wilderness, etc. 300 acres or 3 percent.  Deforested: Not Wilderness, etc. 3,100 acres or 27 percent.  Forested: Not Wilderness, etc. 4,500 acres or 41 percent.  Forested: Wilderness, etc. 3,200 acres or 29 percent.

 

Bull Fire, Canyon Fire, and Sheep Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after Selected 2010 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 0 0 0 0
fir 0 29 36 350 2 135 552
pine 79 670 22 34 0 13 817
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer 246 2,097 211 1,305 40 303 4,201
closed cone conifers 2 1 466 1,208 538 301 2,517
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 94 38 33 4 169
pinyon juniper 0 0 5 33 10 2 50
hardwood 6 371 1,078 556 518 207 2,737
sub total 334 3,168 1,912 3,524 1,141 965 11,044
shrub / non-forest 17,533
other ownership 7,451
total 36,028

 

Bull Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Bull 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
fir types 0 0 29.08 38.04 1.53 3.16 71.81
pine types 0 0 19.93 17.38 0.04 8.58 45.94
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
mixed conifer types 0 0 114.73 136.05 5.48 10.94 267.20
closed cone conifers 1.40 0 174.43 30.55 378.34 18.46 603.19
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
pj 0 0 5.21 31.51 9.41 1.71 47.84
hardwood 1.22 1.18 912.38 391.66 449.57 135.71 1,891.72
sub total 2.62 1.18 1255.76 645.20 844.37 178.56 2,927.71
shrub / non-forest 13,522.96
other ownership 682.81
total 17,133.00
 

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

 

Canyon Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Canyon 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 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 2 30 0 4 36
closed cone conifers 1 1 292 1,176 160 275 1,906
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 94 38 33 4 169
pj 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
hardwood 1 1 166 165 68 72 472
sub total 2 2 553 1,410 262 355 2,585
shrub / non-forest 3,747
other ownership 4,439
total 10,770
 

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

 

Sheep Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Sheep 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
fir types 0 29 7 312 1 131 480
pine types 79 670 2 16 0 4 771
Douglas -fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 246 2,097 94 1,139 34 288 3,898
closed cone conifers 0 0 0 1 0 8 9
coastal conifer / cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 4 369 0 0 0 0 373
sub total 329 3,164 103 1,469 35 431 5,531
shrub / non-forest 263
other ownership 2,330
total 8,124
 

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





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