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Table 3 Cumulative area burned and area burned at high severity (ha) in “megafires” within the ranges of three subspecies of spotted owls, between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2014a.

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

Subspecies Megafire (n) Area burned (ha) High severity area (ha)
California 37 1 209475 340 696
Mexican 33 1 479 175 189 101
Northern 35 878868 193 522
  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.