Timber Harvested vs. Burned on Federal Forests

In 2012, wildfires burned 9.3 million acres, while the U.S. Forest Service harvested approximately 200,000 acres. This means that 44 times as many acres burned as were responsibly harvested and restored.

According to the U.S. Forest Service, 65-82 million acres of Forest Service Lands are at “high risk of wildfires.”

 

Source: U.S. House Natural Resources Committee

Timber Harvested vs. Burned on Federal Forests