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					                                      Fire Atlas 1999

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                                                                                                                                                         Map by NPS (KF)

                                                                                                                                                         February 1, 2000
Fire Atlas – 1999
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks                            December 31, 1999

                         Total Acreage Burned by all Causes: 6,019.1

Wildland Fires (848 acres)
Unplanned fires started by humans or lightning. Human-caused fires are always suppressed.
Lightning-caused fires are evaluated to determine the appropriate management strategy. Some of
these fires are allowed to burn for resource benefit, others are suppressed.

       •   Used for Resource Benefit (WFURB) (581.9 acres)
              Lightning caused, and actively managed to maintain natural ecosystem processes.
              Includes the large Williams fire near Cedar Grove (573 acres) and thirteen small
              fires (< 3 acres each totaling 8.9 acres).

       •   Suppressed (266.1 acres)

               •   Lighting Fires
                   Lightning-caused fires, suppressed due to factors such as proximity to park
                   boundary, unacceptable smoke impacts, unacceptable weather conditions, or
                   competition for firefighting resources regionally or nationally. Includes five
                   small fires totaling 2.5 acres.
               •   Human-Caused Wildfires
                   Unplanned and unwanted fires that were aggressively suppressed. Includes six
                   small fires totaling 263.6 acres.

Prescribed Fires (5,171.1 acres)
Fires planned and set by NPS staff in designated areas to reduce hazardous fuels and/or restore
natural conditions. Includes eleven fires totaling 5171.1 acres.

       •   Foothills Units
              Ash Mountain                   (20 acres)
       •   Cedar Grove Units
              Maintenance                    (.1 acres)
              Lewis Creek                    (2,735 acres)
       •   Wuksachi Units
              Halstead                       (880 acres)
       •   Giant Forest Units
              Hercules                       (165 acres)
              Restoration burn               (2 acres)
       •   Mineral King Units
              Lookout                        (363 acres)
              Tar Gap                        (613 acres)
              Deadwood                       (393 acres)