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Chapter 2: Current and Historical Trends in Use, Management and Disturbance of United States Forest Lands-Metric 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
8.5
2.1
0.9
1.1
1.1
0.5
     Delaware
1.9
0.5
0.1
0.2
0.6
0.3
     Maine
10.2
11.9
2.3
2.3
1.3
0.8
     Maryland
11.3
5.4
1.0
1.2
4.4
1.8
     Massachusetts
12.0
6.4
4.1
5.1
3.3
2.4
     New Hampshire
2.7
2.9
0.6
0.3
0.2
0.3
     New Jersey
26.3
9.7
14.6
7.3
3.1
2.8
     New York
12.5
8.7
5.4
4.0
5.8
1.5
     Pennsylvania
63.0
22.1
10.8
6.3
3.3
2.2
     Rhode Island
2.4
2.6
0.4
0.7
0.2
0.1
     Vermont
1.1
0.7
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
     West Virginia
34.6
64.7
23.9
32.3
34.7
22.5
     Illinois
14.2
35.9
5.6
5.7
1.1
2.0
     Indiana
17.4
11.1
3.3
4.4
1.3
2.8
     Iowa
0.0
0.4
0.2
4.9
2.3
2.5
     Michigan
76.8
9.4
2.9
10.6
3.7
1.9
     Minnesota
117.4
27.8
29.2
38.8
20.7
23.9
     Missouri
109.4
325.4
156.2
118.8
22.5
26.4
     Ohio
5.9
7.1
2.9
3.1
6.6
1.7
     Wisconsin
63.3
4.4
7.2
7.0
3.3
1.8
  Southeast
    Florida
3,496.3
2,437.0
692.2
311.4
90.5
88.3
    Georgia
1,297.2
835.3
103.0
30.2
22.7
15.1
    North Carolina
226.9
161.4
92.3
42.2
28.7
11.0
    South Carolina
559.9
249.1
27.7
30.5
17.4
12.4
    Virginia
84.6
28.8
5.7
5.9
5.3
2.8
     Alabama
769.1
392.9
65.8
75.4
65.7
25.3
     Arkansas
740.8
319.7
57.4
52.8
24.8
13.7
     Kentucky
85.5
212.2
90.9
30.0
51.5
16.9
     Louisiana
617.4
296.8
45.1
48.2
30.7
21.7
     Mississippi
1,908.4
1,249.0
148.5
51.4
47.8
26.2
     Oklahoma
461.1
1,085.4
183.2
183.5
65.3
46.7
     Tennessee
142.2
254.2
22.9
20.8
20.4
11.0
     Texas
335.1
479.4
32.1
105.5
321.7
20.6
     Arizona
4.0
7.7
10.9
24.1
36.9
49.1
     Colorado
0.8
3.4
6.1
6.7
11.4
18.7
     Idaho
65.7
43.3
31.9
72.2
90.3
128.2
     Montana
32.4
14.8
5.7
17.0
26.0
65.8
     Nevada
0.7
8.0
4.9
20.2
62.5
51.8
     New Mexico
6.0
12.2
4.4
21.0
14.4
81.9
     Utah
1.4
9.6
7.1
15.0
44.4
51.6
     Wyoming
2.5
2.8
1.8
11.8
10.9
97.0
     Kansas
0.0
0.0
37.3
93.5
22.2
67.6
     Nebraska
0.8
0.2
1.3
41.8
12.3
25.7
     North Dakota
0.4
1.6
1.4
1.7
5.2
11.4
     South Dakota
3.0
5.9
1.9
14.6
21.3
15.7
     Alaska
0.0
157.5
291.8
353.3
76.6
364.9
     Oregon
72.0
32.2
14.6
26.3
64.6
55.4
     Washington
79.9
21.3
7.9
17.5
7.4
25.6
     California
227.4
159.1
88.0
119.0
133.9
111.5
     Hawaii
0.1
1.3
1.7
5.9
6.2
4.7
1 From 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.