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Table 3 Fires affecting national forests and parks within the Sierra Nevada region, California, USA, from 1984 to 2014 based on the Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity project (http://www.mtbs.gov, accessed 8 September 2015). SD = standard deviation.

From: Accommodating Mixed-Severity Fire to Restore and Maintain Ecosystem Integrity with a Focus on the Sierra Nevada of California, USA

Management unit Unit area hectares Cumulative burned area Mean fire size hectares (SD) Largest fire area (ha) (% of fire occurring within management unit)
Area (ha) (number of fires) (%)
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park 350 030 31 795 (34) 9.1 1 559 (1488) 3 806 (88.5)
Lassen Volcanic National Park 43 432 12 811 (9) 29.5 1 940 (3379) 6 383 (58.5)
Yosemite National Park 301 885 102 864 (49) 34.1 4 268 (15 174) 31 841 (30.6)
Eldorado National Forest 321 290. 63 458 (9) 19.7 7 882 (12 496) 40 005 (99.6)
Inyo National Forest 834 535 47 767 (26) 5.7 4 536 (11 391) 7 995 (13.5)
Lake Tahoe Basin National Forest 80 595 1 138 (2) 1.4 1 423 (285.5) 1 083 (88.7)
Lassen National Forest 602 442 145 393 (46) 24.1 7 607 (10 801) 18 632 (75.0)
Modoc National Forest 818 852 85 022 (37) 10.4 3 221 (6 348) 15 507 (41.8)
Plumas National Forest 579 996 141 396 (37) 24.4 5 111 (8 112) 26 371 (99.0)
Sequoia National Forest 470 505 163 731 (61) 34.8 3 801 (8 563) 51 284 (86.5)
Sierra National Forest 574 583 48 785 (30) 8.5 3 261 (4373) 9 538 (100)
Stanislaus National Forest 441 366 171 391 (35) 38.8 7 647 (17 908) 71 614 (68.8)
Tahoe National Forest 476 706 54 294 (19) 11.4 5 786 (9640) 8 394 (100)
Toiyabe National Forest 731 467 63 715 (33) 8.7 2 797 (3 692) 10 163 (100)