This group of counties covers a large part of the west, including substantial federal lands. These counties have a long history of large wildfires which conflict with the extensive Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). The footprint of the WUI is small, but many homes are consolidated in the interface with tight clusters of homes surrounded by burnable vegetation. Cross-jurisdictional solutions and partnerships may be required here to successfully reduce risk to communities. This may include use of strategic fuel breaks.
Example of a Typical County — Trinity County, California: This county’s small towns are surrounded by the Shasta Trinity National Forest and large Wilderness Areas. Large lightning fires occurred in 1987, 1999, 2006, and 2008.
|Vegetation and Fuels||High|
|Homes, Communities and Values at Risk||High|