USDA Forest Service
 

Pacific Southwest Region

Selected Fires from 2011

Explanatory Notes


Incidents Exceeding 1,000 acres on National Forests in California - 2011
Selection Fire Incident Name Forest(s) Incident Acres Acres of NF Forestland Potential Planting Acres
selectedCougar FireModoc2,0001,4251,139
selectedLion FireSequoia20,38516,5275
selectedMotorStanislaus/Sierra4,0001,600269
selectedRuthSix Rivers1,4601,197225
not selectedCove FireSequoia1,100671 
not selectedScorpion ComplexModoc2,617<1,000 
not selectedPass FireMendocino800100 
not selectedAnnieModoc2,076620 
not selectedHillSan Bernardino1,158<1,000 
not selectedOnionKlamath560<560 
not selectedCanyonSequoia14,000<1,000 
not selectedHurricane ComplexLos Padres283<283 
not selectedBreckenridge ComplexSequoia27,000<1,000 

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 burned.
Not Selected These fire were not analyzed because less than 1,000 acres of forestland burned.

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Pie chart displaying post fire conditions from 2011 fires, 21,000 acres of National forest forestland.  Deforested: Wilderness, etc. 5,700 acres or 27 percent.  Deforested: Not Wilderness, etc. 2,200 acres or 11 percent.  Forested: Not wilderness, etc. 2,400 acres or 11 percent.  Forested: wilderness, etc. 10,800 acres or 51 percent.


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Summary of the following fires: Cougar, Lion, Motor, and Ruth

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after Selected 2011 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 3 34 0 0 0 0 37
fir 3,045 6,730 34 93 27 99 10,028
pine 22 50 161 162 1,169 469 2,033
Douglas-fir 0 0 112 425 36 242 815
mixed conifer 2,585 3,654 76 210 22 83 6,630
closed cone conifers 16 311 68 77 4 9 485
coastal conifer/cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pinyon juniper 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 4 4 471 463 18 58 1,018
Sub Total 5,674 10,783 922 1,430 1,276 960 21,046
shrub/non-forest 2,365
other ownership 1,462
Total 24,874

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Cougar Fire 2011

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Cougar Fire on the Modoc 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
fir types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pine types 0 0 0 0 1,139 394 1,533
Douglas-fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
closed cone conifers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
coastal conifer/cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sub Total 0 0 0 0 1,139 394 1,533
shrub/non-forest 365
other ownership 0
Total 1,898

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

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Lion Fire 2011

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Lion 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 3 34     0 0 37
fir types 3,044 6,729 0 17 2 39 9,832
pine types 21 49 0 0 0 0 70
Douglas-fir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
mixed conifer types 2,585 3,654   2 2 17 6,260
closed cone conifers 14 309 0 0 0 5 329
coastal conifer/cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sub Total 5,666 10,776 0 19 4 61 16,527
shrub/non-forest 1,343
other ownership 960
Total 18,830

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

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Motor Fire 2011

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Motor Fire on the Sierra & Stanislaus 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
fir types 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pine types 1 0 161 162 27 68 418
Douglas-fir 0 0 0 0 0 49 49
mixed conifer types 0 0 68 172 13 25 278
closed cone conifers 1 2 35 41 0 0 78
coastal conifer/cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 4 4 468 424 17 49 966
Sub Total 6 5 731 798 57 192 1,789
shrub/non-forest 634
other ownership 230
Total 2,653

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

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Ruth Fire 2011

Summary of Vegetation Conditions after the Ruth Fire on the Shasta-Trinity and Six Rivers 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
fir types 1 1 34 75 25 60 196
pine types 0 0 0 0 4 8 12
Douglas-fir 0 0 112 425 36 193 766
mixed conifer types 0 0 9 37 6 41 93
closed cone conifers 1 0 33 36 4 4 79
coastal conifer/cypress 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
pj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
hardwood 0 0 3 39 1 9 52
Sub Total 2 1 190 613 76 314 1,197
shrub/non-forest 23
other ownership 272
Total 1,492

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 18:32:59 CDT


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