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From 2001 to 2022, United States lost 46484kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 1.2% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In United States from 2001 to 2022, 46484kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In United States, the top 5 regions were responsible for 39.6% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Alaska had the most tree cover loss at 6219.0kha compared to an average of 911.5 kha.

Alaska6219.0kha
Georgia3548.3kha
Alabama3262.1kha
California2827.3kha
Mississippi2530.3kha
From 2000 to 2020, United States experienced a net change of -3486.0 kha (-1.23%) in tree cover.
  • The loss total is different from annual tree cover loss, as this data was created using a different method and forest definition. For gross or annual loss information, please see the tree cover loss widget.
  • Disturbance represents areas that experienced both loss and gain between 2000 and 2020
From 2000 to 2020, United States gained 13986.8 kha of tree cover equal to 10.69% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In United States
Weekly Fire Alerts In United States
In United States the peak fire season typically occurs in September. There were 16210 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In United States Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In United States Compared to Other Areas
In United States there have been 16,210 VIIRS fire alerts reported so far in 2023 considering high confidence alerts only. This total is high compared to the total for previous years going back to 2023. The most fires recorded in a year was 2020, with 49,849.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 United States experienced a total of 377,667 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Montana, USA Witnesses New Wildfire Incidents Amid Ongoing Forest Cover Challenges

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