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Pacific Southwest Region

Selected Fires from 2002

Explanatory Notes


Table Key

Fires Over 1,000 acres on National Forests in California in 2002
Selection Fire Name Forest Total Acres Notes
SelectedMCNALLYSequoia148,056enough
Not SelectedWILLIAMS 33,405shrub, < 1,000 ac hardwood
SelectedBISCUITSix Rivers28,638enough
Not SelectedWOLF 21,349mostly wilderness, shrub outside
SelectedCURVEAngeles20,871enough
Not SelectedCOPPER FIRE 17,238shrub, < 1,000 ac hardwood
Not SelectedFULLER 6,285shrub
Not SelectedBLUE CUT 6,221shrub, < 1,000 ac hardwood
Not SelectedLOUISIANA 5,471shrub, < 1,000 ac hardwood
Not SelectedBOUQUET 4,265shrub, < 1,000 ac hardwood
SelectedSTANZAKlamath2,821enough
Not SelectedBIRCH 2,549shrub and pinyon
Not SelectedARROWHEAD 1,836shrub, < 1,000 ac hardwood
SelectedCONELassen1,690enough
SelectedFORKSKlamath1,379mostly hardwood, some conifer

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.

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Pie chart displaying post fire conditions from 2002 fires, Biscuit, Cone, Curve, Forks, McNally, Stanza.  Deforested: Wilderness, etc. 14,000 acres or 10 percent.  Deforested: Not Wilderness, etc. 57,000 acres or 43 percent.  Forested: Not wilderness, etc. 42,000 acres or 32 percent.  Forested: wilderness, etc. 20,000 acres or 15 percent.


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Biscuit Fire, Cone Fire, Curve Fire, Forks Fire, McNally Fire, Stanza Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after Selected 2002 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 2,018 2,633 9,484 1,509 5,143 1,090 21,878
fir 2,706 3,032 1,967 3,716 950 5,767 18,138
pine 1,139 2,823 3,358 1,762 2,794 1,861 13,735
Douglas-fir 317 472 2,678 2,326 688 569 7,051
mixed conifer 5,706 8,114 10,844 8,386 6,625 8,123 47,798
closed cone conifers 130 1,368 82 286 270 1,861 3,996
coastal conifer/cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pinyon juniper 66 193 39 27 42 51 418
hardwood 1,707 1,122 9,192 3,445 2,740 1,480 19,686
Sub Total 13,789 19,756 37,645 21,457 19,252 20,802 132,700
shrub/non-forest 73,996
other ownership 3,831
Total 210,526

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Biscuit Fire 2002

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Biscuit Fire on the Six Rivers 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 1,790 534 9,409 1,319 5,067 691 18,810
fir types             0
pine types             0
Douglas-fir     1,099 455 442 173 2,169
mixed conifer types             0
closed cone conifers             0
coastal conifer/cypress             0
pj             0
hardwood     203 58 94 32 387
Sub Total 1,790 534 10,711 1,831 5,603 897 21,366
shrub/non-forest 7,839
other ownership 2,002
Total 31,207

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

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Cone Fire 2002

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Cone Fire on the Lassen 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
fir types             0
pine types         131 63 194
Douglas-fir             0
mixed conifer types         648 564 1,212
closed cone conifers         67 117 185
coastal conifer/cypress             0
pj             0
hardwood             0
Sub Total 0 0 0 0 846 744 1,591
shrub/non-forest 119
other ownership 345
Total 2,055

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

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Curve Fire 2002

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Curve Fire on the Angeles 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
fir types             0
pine types 389 1,346 249 302 26 62 2,374
Douglas-fir 308 443 482 188 83 70 1,573
mixed conifer types 268 1,775 773 1,029 181 432 4,457
closed cone conifers     6   21   27
coastal conifer/cypress             0
pj             0
hardwood 847 329 1,415 209 373 108 3,281
Sub Total 1,811 3,893 2,925 1,729 684 672 11,713
shrub/non-forest 9,211
other ownership 0
Total 20,924

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

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Forks Fire 2002

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Forks Fire on the Klamath 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
fir types             0
pine types             0
Douglas-fir     231 342 27 46 646
mixed conifer types     9 6     15
closed cone conifers             0
coastal conifer/cypress             0
pj             0
hardwood     355 302 28 46 732
Sub Total 0 0 596 650 55 92 1,393
shrub/non-forest 18
other ownership 14
Total 1,425

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

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McNally Fire 2002

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the McNally 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 227 2,100 75 191 75 399 3,068
fir types 2,706 3,032 1,967 3,716 950 5,767 18,138
pine types 750 1,477 3,085 1,397 2,637 1,730 11,075
Douglas-fir             0
mixed conifer types 5,439 6,339 10,054 7,337 5,796 7,127 42,091
closed cone conifers 130 1,368 61 237 181 1,738 3,715
coastal conifer/cypress             0
pj 66 193 39 27 42 51 418
hardwood 860 793 7,196 2,830 2,245 1,292 15,217
Sub Total 10,178 15,300 22,477 15,733 11,927 18,106 93,722
shrub/non-forest 56,809
other ownership 1,470
Total 152,000

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

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Stanza Fire 2002

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Stanza Fire on the Klamath 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
fir types             0
pine types     24 63   6 92
Douglas-fir 8 29 867 1,341 137 280 2,663
mixed conifer types     8 14     22
closed cone conifers     15 49   6 70
coastal conifer/cypress             0
pj             0
hardwood     22 46     69
Sub Total 8 29 936 1,514 137 291 2,916
shrub/non-forest 0
other ownership 0
Total 2,916

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

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Last Modified: Friday, 13 April 2012 at 18:32:35 CDT


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