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.
|Vegetation and Fuels||Very Low|
|Homes, Communities and Values at Risk||Very Low|
|Human-Caused Ignitions||Very Low|