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

     Connecticut
20.9
5.2
2.2
2.7
2.7
1.2
     Delaware
4.7
1.1
0.3
0.5
1.6
0.8
     Maine
25.3
29.5
5.7
5.7
3.3
2.0
     Maryland
27.9
13.3
2.4
3.1
10.9
4.4
     Massachusetts
29.7
15.7
10.2
12.6
8.3
5.8
     New Hampshire
6.6
7.2
1.4
0.8
0.5
0.6
     New Jersey
64.9
23.9
36.1
18.1
7.8
6.8
     New York
30.8
21.5
13.4
9.8
14.3
3.7
     Pennsylvania
155.8
54.5
26.7
15.5
8.2
5.6
     Rhode Island
6.0
6.3
0.9
1.6
0.5
0.2
     Vermont
2.6
1.8
0.5
0.6
0.5
0.5
     West Virginia
85.6
159.9
59.1
79.9
85.6
55.5
460.8
340.1
158.9
150.9
144.1
87.1
     Illinois
35.0
88.8
13.7
14.2
2.8
5.1
     Indiana
43.1
27.3
8.1
10.8
3.1
7.0
     Iowa
0.0
1.0
0.6
12.1
5.7
6.1
     Michigan
189.8
23.3
7.1
26.1
9.2
4.7
     Minnesota
290.2
68.6
72.0
95.9
51.1
59.1
     Missouri
270.3
804.2
385.9
293.5
55.7
65.2
     Ohio
14.7
17.5
7.1
7.6
16.2
4.2
     Wisconsin
156.4
10.9
17.7
17.4
8.0
4.5
999.4
1,041.6
512.3
477.5
151.9
155.9
1,460.2
1,381.7
671.2
628.4
296.0
242.9
    Florida
8,639.6
6,021.8
1,710.6
769.6
223.5
218.2
    Georgia
3,205.4
2,064.0
254.5
74.7
56.1
37.2
    North Carolina
560.7
398.9
228.1
104.4
71.0
27.1
    South Carolina
1,383.5
615.5
68.3
75.3
43.0
30.6
    Virginia
209.0
71.3
14.0
14.5
13.1
6.9
13,998.2
9,171.5
2,275.5
1,038.5
406.7
320.0
     Alabama
1,900.4
970.8
162.7
186.3
162.5
62.6
     Arkansas
1,830.6
789.9
141.8
130.5
61.4
33.9
     Kentucky
211.2
524.4
224.7
74.2
127.3
41.8
     Louisiana
1,525.7
733.4
111.3
119.0
75.9
53.7
     Mississippi
4,715.8
3,086.3
366.9
127.1
118.0
64.9
     Oklahoma
1,139.3
2,682.0
452.6
453.5
161.4
115.5
     Tennessee
351.3
628.1
56.6
51.3
50.3
27.3
     Texas
828.1
1,184.7
79.2
260.8
795.0
50.8
12,502.3
10,599.8
1,595.7
1,402.8
1,551.8
450.5
26,500.5
19,771.3
3,871.2
2,441.2
1,958.5
770.4
     Arizona
9.8
19.0
26.9
59.7
91.2
121.4
     Colorado
1.9
8.4
15.0
16.5
28.1
46.2
     Idaho
162.3
107.0
78.9
178.4
223.1
316.7
     Montana
80.1
36.6
14.1
42.0
64.3
162.6
     Nevada
1.7
19.7
12.1
50.0
154.4
127.9
     New Mexico
14.8
30.1
11.0
51.9
35.6
202.4
     Utah
3.4
23.8
17.4
37.1
109.8
127.5
     Wyoming
6.1
6.8
4.4
29.1
27.0
239.8
279.9
251.5
179.9
464.7
733.4
1,344.5
     Kansas
0.0
0.0
92.2
231.1
54.9
167.1
     Nebraska
1.9
0.5
3.3
103.3
30.4
63.6
     North Dakota
0.9
3.9
3.5
4.2
12.9
28.2
     South Dakota
7.4
14.7
4.6
36.2
52.7
38.7
10.2
19.1
103.6
374.8
150.8
297.6
290.1
270.6
283.5
839.6
884.3
1,642.1
     Alaska
0.0
389.3
721.1
872.9
189.3
901.6
     Oregon
177.9
79.6
36.1
64.9
159.6
136.9
     Washington
197.6
52.8
19.4
43.2
18.4
63.2
375.5
521.6
776.6
981.1
367.3
1,101.8
     California
562.0
393.2
217.4
294.1
331.0
275.6
     Hawaii
0.1
3.3
4.1
14.5
15.3
11.7
562.1
396.6
221.5
308.7
346.3
287.4
937.6
918.2
998.1
1,289.7
713.6
1,389.2
29,188.4
22,341.8
5,824.0
5,199.0
3,852.4
4,044.6
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.