These areas are predominately in Maine, Upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania. They are dominated by Fire Regime Group V. They historically had a low area burned and have a high forested area, and few ignitions. Some areas may find value in applying strategic fuel treatments close to homes and capitalize on the forest products industry for the economic benefit, though this could contribute to larger amounts of available fuels if the waste is not hauled away and processed.

Example of a Typical County — Oxford County, Maine: The northern hardwoods forests of this county burn rarely. This county includes a portion of the White Mountain National Forest.

National Priorities

Vegetation and Fuels Very Low
Homes, Communities and Values at Risk Very Low
Human-Caused Ignitions Very Low
Effective and Efficient Response:
There is low risk of large wildfires.

Policy Options and Opportunities

Vegetation and Fuels
There may be an active forest products industry nearby, which could support fuel treatments.

Homes, Communities and Values at Risk
Local discretion should be used to determine the importance of home and community actions.

Human-Caused Ignitions
Human caused ignitions are not as great here as in other parts of the country, but may deserve attention if a local situation dictates.

Effective and Efficient Wildfire Response
Response organizations continue to protect structures, treat fuels and target ignitions as local conditions apply.

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