USDA Forest Service
 

Pacific Southwest Region

Selected Fires from 2006

Explanatory Notes


Table Key

Fires Over 1,000 acres on National Forests in California in 2006
Selection Fire Name Forest Total Acres Notes
Selected, ADAYLos Padres161,816 
Selected, ABAKE-OVEN (Bar Complex)Shasta-Trinity65,048 
Selected, APIGEON (Bar Complex)Shasta-Trinity35,090 
Selected, BHANCOCKKlamath21,866 
Not SelectedHORSECleveland16,678 
Selected, AHUNTERMendocino16,234 
Selected, BSOMESSix Rivers15,506 
Not SelectedPERKINSLos Padres13,392 
Not SelectedMILLARDSan Bernardino10,451 
Not SelectedESPERANZASan Bernardino8,517 
Selected, ARALSTONTahoe, Eldorado8,421 
Not SelectedSAWMILLInyo6,144 
Selected, ATITUS (Happy Camp Complex)Klamath6,076 
Selected, BRUSHSix Rivers4,872 
Not SelectedTAMARACK WFUSequoia4,656 
Not SelectedBALD (San Rafael Complex)Los Padres4,322 
Selected, BUNCLESKlamath3,83390TH percentile
Not SelectedSAGEModoc3,778 
Not SelectedBRODER/BECK WFU 3,492 
Selected, ABOULDER (Boulder Complex)Plumas2,919 
Not SelectedHOTLUM 2,515 
Not SelectedPINNACLES 2,506 
Not SelectedGOODALE 2,483 
Not SelectedMAGGIE 2,098 
Selected, ABASSETTSTahoe2,097 
Not SelectedSIERRA 1,990 
Not SelectedHARVEY 1,247 
Not SelectedEMERALD 1,198 
Not SelectedHIGH 1,05397th percentile
Selected, BPANTHERSix Rivers905 

Table Key
Code Meaning
Selected, A Large scale fires that would potentially require large scale investments in reforestation to maintain a forest cover.
Selected, B Five other fires were examined and displayed out of interest in fire effects, with no expectation of reforestation needs.
Not Selected Seventeen other fires that were larger than 1,000 acres were not examined or displayed here because they did not burn in forested vegetation types outside wilderness areas or they burned in pinyon and/or juniper types.

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Pie chart displaying post fire conditions from 2006 fires, Day, Bar Complex, Hancock, Hunter, Somes, Ralston, Titus, Rush, Uncles, Boulder Complex, Bassetts, Panther.  Deforested: Wilderness, etc. 25,000 acres or 12 percent.  Deforested: Not Wilderness, etc. 26,000 acres or 12 percent.  Forested: Not wilderness, etc. 51,000 acres or 24 percent.  Forested: wilderness, etc. 114,000 acres or 52 percent.


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Day Fire, Bar Complex, Hancock Fire, Hunter Fire, Somes Fire, Ralston Fire, Titus Fire, Rush Fire, Uncles Fire, Boulder Complex, Bassetts Fire, Panther Fire

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after Selected 2006 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 223 637   17   9 886
fir 2,101 5,123 217 701 134 424 8,699
pine 2,211 1,806 1,869 4,225 4,074 3,308 17,493
Douglas-fir 5,708 65,365 1,494 18,224 815 4,574 96,182
mixed conifer 8,117 29,790 1,402 5,186 1,221 3,436 49,152
closed cone conifers 641 538 65 125 22 43 1,433
coastal conifer/cypress             0
pinyon juniper 2,206 902 3,803 1,666 9,570 2,233 20,380
hardwood 3,965 9,495 1,235 6,683 330 628 22,337
Sub Total 25,172 113,656 10,085 36,827 16,166 14,656 216,562
shrub/non-forest 122,607
other ownership 7,623
Total 346,792

Note that almost all the acreage burned in these fires was on national forest system lands. Additionally, approximately 1/3 of the area burned is not forestland - trees don't grow there. Based upon the forestland alone, most of the burned area for these fires is in wilderness or wild and scenic river areas where reforestation work is not allowed and natural recovery must take place. Some of the approximately 50,000 acres now in a deforested condition will not recover to the same vegetation type but will convert to shrubland or perhaps grassland for the next several decades. Eventually these lands may return to a tree covered condition.

Outside of the wilderness and wild and scenic areas, approximately 26,000 acres will be considered for assisted recovery work. Assisted recovery work is any of a set of human activities that assist the natural recovery of trees. This work is done in order to restore the forest to a more natural condition as quickly as possible and to minimize the potential for invasive vegetation to move into the burned area. Treatments to the deforested areas will vary depending upon the location and the desired outcomes, but the goal of any recovery work is to quickly restore the forest's ability to provide the types of resources and values that people have come to expect from their forests. These resources and values include clean air and water, recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat, and scenic beauty; however, without reforestation, all of these values may be at risk.

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Bar Fire 2006

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Bar Fire on the Shasta-Trinity 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 223 614         837
fir types 1,613 2,352         3,964
pine types 9 19         28
Douglas-fir 3,761 49,643 840 2,774 288 764 58,069
mixed conifer types 4,960 15,923 23 106 25 57 21,094
closed cone conifers 258 221         479
coastal conifer/cypress             0
pj             0
hardwood 1,238 5,674 782 1,162 128 182 9,166
Sub Total 12,062 74,446 1,646 4,041 440 1,003 93,638
shrub/non-forest 7,851
other ownership 162
Total 101,652

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

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Bassetts Fire 2006

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Bassetts Fire on the Tahoe 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     177 380 126 344 1027
pine types             0
Douglas-fir             0
mixed conifer types     184 300 147 446 1077
closed cone conifers       8   18 26
coastal conifer/cypress             0
pj             0
hardwood           30 30
Sub Total 0 0 361 688 273 838 2160
shrub/non-forest 278
other ownership 163
Total 2,600

Fire boundary shown with areas of forested, deforested, and not forested forestland.  Also shown are areas where treatments are not permitted.

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Boulder Fire 2006

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Boulder Fire on the Plumas 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             0
pine     187 28 419 251 885
Douglas-fir             0
mixed conifer     538 452 667 791 2,448
closed cone conifers             0
coastal conifer/cypress             0
pinyon juniper             0
hardwood             0
Sub Total 0 0 725 480 1,086 1,042 3,333
shrub/non-forest 148
other ownership 7
Total 3,488

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

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Day Fire 2006

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Day Fire on the Los Padres 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 2,201 1,771 1,575 2,237 3,597 2,633 14,014
Douglas-fir 1,342 2,211 38 165 5 16 3,778
mixed conifer types 1,464 3,412 198 891 175 239 6,378
closed cone conifers 363 308         671
coastal conifer/cypress             0
pj 2,206 902 3,803 1,666 9,570 2,233 20,380
hardwood 2,388 2,389 186 237 167 112 5,479
Sub Total 9,964 10,993 5,800 5,196 13,514 5,233 50,700
shrub/non-forest 108,363
other ownership 3,367
Total 162,431

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


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Hancock Fire 2006

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Hancock 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   8         8
fir types 76 1,132         1,208
pine types             0
Douglas-fir 370 12,238   126   16 12,750
mixed conifer types 654 4,134         4,788
closed cone conifers             0
coastal conifer/cypress             0
pj             0
hardwood 284 1,137         1,421
Sub Total 1384 18649 0 126 0 16 20,175
shrub/non-forest 1,644
other ownership 6
Total 21,825

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

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Hunter Fire 2006

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Hunter Fire on the Mendocino 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       2   26 161
pine     7 187 7 161 362
Douglas-fir   10 351 3,620 501 2,708 7,190
mixed conifer   6 334 2,426 195 1,759 4,720
closed cone conifers             0
coastal conifer/cypress             0
pinyon juniper             0
hardwood             0
Sub Total 0 16 692 6,235 703 4,654 12,433
shrub/non-forest 1,506
other ownership 1,218
Total 15,157

Fire boundary shown with areas of forested, deforested, and not forested forestland.  Also shown are areas where treatments are not permitted.

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Panther Fire 2006

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Panther 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       17   9 26
fir types             0
pine types             0
Douglas-fir   18   407   202 626
mixed conifer types       10   14 24
closed cone conifers             0
coastal conifer/cypress             0
pj             0
hardwood   8   63   17 89
Sub Total 0 27 0 497 0 242 765
shrub/non-forest 10
other ownership 215
Total 990

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


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Ralston Fire 2006

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Ralston Fire on the Eldorado & Tahoe National Forests (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             0
pine 1 10 100 1,758 51 260 2,179
Douglas-fir             0
mixed conifer     1 65   50 116
closed cone conifers     62 117 22 26 226
coastal conifer/cypress             0
pinyon juniper             0
hardwood   36 145 2,979 22 191 3,373
Sub Total 1 47 307 4,919 95 526 5,895
shrub/non-forest 338
other ownership 2,360
Total 8,593

Fire boundary shown with areas of forested, deforested, and not forested forestland.  Also shown are areas where treatments are not permitted.

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Rush Fire 2006

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Rush 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             0
fir types 105 324   7   19 454
pine types             0
Douglas-fir 21 481       6 508
mixed conifer types 337 3,221   98   30 3,686
closed cone conifers             0
coastal conifer/cypress             0
pj             0
hardwood 16 250         267
Sub Total 479 4276 0 105 0 55 4,915
shrub/non-forest 87
other ownership 13
Total 5,014

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

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Somes Fire 2006

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Somes 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             0
fir types     39 280 8 31 359
pine types             0
Douglas-fir   21 166 10,478 12 798 11,475
mixed conifer types     124 744 11 45 924
closed cone conifers             0
coastal conifer/cypress             0
pj             0
hardwood     10 2,194   91 2,295
Sub Total 0 21 338 13,696 32 965 15,053
shrub/non-forest 169
other ownership 72
Total 15,294

Fire boundary shown with areas of forested, deforested, and not forested forestland.  Also shown are areas where treatments are not permitted.

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Titus Fire 2006

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Titus 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   2         2
fir 106 875   32   5 1,018
pine   6   15   3 25
Douglas-fir 196 599 100 655 9 66 1,625
mixed conifer 284 1,477 1 95   4 1,862
closed cone conifers 19 9 4       32
coastal conifer/cypress             0
pinyon juniper             0
hardwood 39   112 47 13 5 217
Sub Total 645 2,969 216 844 23 83 4,780
shrub/non-forest 1,251
other ownership 40
Total 6,071

Fire boundary shown with areas of forested, deforested, and not forested forestland.  Also shown are areas where treatments are not permitted.

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Uncles Fire 2006

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Uncles 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   14         14
fir types 201 439         640
pine types             0
Douglas-fir 18 143         161
mixed conifer types 418 1616         2,034
closed cone conifers             0
coastal conifer/cypress             0
pj             0
hardwood             0
Sub Total 637 2212 0 0 0 0 2,849
shrub/non-forest 962
other ownership 0
Total 3,811

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

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USDA Forest Service - Pacific Southwest Region
Last Modified: Friday, 13 April 2012 at 18:32:46 CDT


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