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Table 2 Mean and maximum area (ha) of “megafires” within the ranges of three subspecies of spotted owls between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2014, and mean and maximum area burned at high severitya.

From: Conflicting Perspectives on Spotted Owls, Wildfire, and Forest Restoration

   Fire area (ha) High severity area (ha)
Subspecies n Mean Max Mean Max
California 37 33 230 108 599 9322 71 605
Mexican 33 44 823 228 103 5730 68 408
Northern 35 25 537 200 442 5408 58 478
  1. a Data from Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity (USGS MTBS Project 2016). Only wildfires >10 000 ha (Stephens et al. 2014 b) on US Forest Service lands were included.