These areas occur mostly in Coastal Washington and Oregon. Most of the areas in these counties are predominately in Fire Regime Group V, with a low area burned, a high forest percentage, few ignitions, and some landscape scale fuel treatments. Some of these counties may apply strategic fuel treatments close to homes and capitalize on forest products industry for the economic benefit.

Example of a Typical County — Grays Harbor County, Washington: This coastal rainforest county includes a portion of the Quinault Reservation and Olympic 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 high risk of large wildfires, less potential for resource benefits.

Policy Options and Opportunities

Vegetation and Fuels
These counties may have contiguous areas that could benefit from the use of landscape-scale prescribed fire. Strategic fuel breaks may be warranted. 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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