Some Info from the NICC Wildland Fire Summary and Statistics Annual Report 2022

Here’s the 2022 NICC Wildland Fire Summary and Statistics Annual Report.
If you want to look at their tables, it helps to know their abbreviations.. so here’s a map.

This one raises some questions about more starts and average acres, maybe to be answered later.

It looks like annual wildfire acres burned is not necessarily jumping up from year to year. Also, 2022 had above average number of fires and below average acres, which might be due to the fire suppression folks doing good work. There may be elements of weather and resource “good luck,” as well. As far as I know, all these acres include WFU acres.

Since each region is different, this one shows more (above average count) of wildfires in the Southeast, and more acres burned in Alaska.

Later in the report is a great deal of information on the management of fires and resources that might be of interest to other TSW readers.

1 thought on “Some Info from the NICC Wildland Fire Summary and Statistics Annual Report 2022”

  1. It would be nice to know the areas of the various reporting regions. The ones that follow state lines are easy. But not the ones that don’t, I didn’t see that info in the report. Anyone point me to a source for it? Thanks.

    And, as usual, I don’t see the logic in lumping together the dry and wet portions of both OR and WA. To me, the most striking changes over the last few years have been the increase in frequency and severity of wildfire in the wet portions of both states.


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