Of the approximately 33 million acres of forest in California , federal agencies (including the USDA Forest Service and USDI Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service) own and manage 19 million acres (57%).
In California state, the federal government owns nearly 58% of the 33 million acres of forest , according to the state governor’s office. The state itself owns just three per cent, with the rest owned by private individuals or companies or Native American groups.
Over the course of the Commission’s year-long study, the number of dead trees in the Sierra rose from 102 million to 129 million. The costs of mismanaged forests – for every level of government and many California homeowners in and around the Sierra Nevada – have become an unsustainable burden in California .
Most of the fires in California are caused by people. The El Dorado Fire , which has grown to more than 10,000 acres, was ignited when a family used a “pyrotechnic device” to announce the gender of a new baby.
Shasta–Trinity National Forests
“ Texas has more acres of forest than California and currently has zero fires,” says the Sept.
The California wildfires that scorched thousands of acres and prompted mass evacuations across the state in recent weeks are largely under control , but experts warn that hot and dry conditions will continue to elevate fire risk throughout the week. All mandatory evacuation orders were lifted Saturday.
California has 33 million acres of forest land , one-third of the state’s total land area. Sixty percent of this forest is publicly owned – for example, by the USDA Forest Service and the National Park Service. The remaining 40% is privately owned.
Tongass National Forest
California Wildfires newsletter Of the 33 million acres of forest in California , roughly 57% is owned and managed by the U.S. Forest Service or federal Bureau of Land Management, according to a report by the state’s Little Hoover Commission. State and local governments control only 3%, while the rest is private.
Seven national forests in California remain closed to all visitors under a revised order issued on Wednesday.
The federal government owns 47.70 percent of California’s total land , 47,797,533 acres out of 100,206,720 total acres. California ranked third in the nation in federal land ownership.