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Chapter 2: Current and Historical Trends in Use, Management and Disturbance of United States Forest Lands-English Unit Data
by Richard A. Birdsey & George M. Lewis

Table 18. Average area of forest land damaged by wildfire, by region of the conterminous U.S., 1916-19971.

 
  Northeast
460.8
340.1
158.9
150.9
144.1
87.1
  North Central
999.4
1,041.6
512.3
477.5
151.9
155.9
  Southeast
13,998.2
9,171.5
2,275.5
1,038.5
406.7
320.0
  South Central
12,502.3
10,599.8
1,595.7
1,402.8
1,551.8
450.5
  Great Plains
10.2
19.1
103.6
374.8
150.8
297.6
  Intermountain
279.9
251.5
179.9
464.7
733.4
1,344.5
  Pacific Coast
937.6
528.9
277.0
416.8
524.3
487.5
  Alaska
n/a
389.3
721.1
872.9
189.3
901.6
1From USDA Forest Service reports. Estimate for Alaska unavailable for earliest period.


Users of these tables are kindly requested to cite their source:
Birdsey, Richard A.; Lewis, George M. 2002. Current and Historical Trends in Use,
Management and Disturbance of United States Forest Lands. IN: Kimble, John et al. (eds.),
The Potential of U.S. Forest Soils to Sequester Carbon and Mitigate the Greenhouse Effect.
Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. XXX p.