Represented by just two counties, this group has few fires and a small reported area burned. As little fire is unusual for western rangelands that have abundant flammable grassy fuels, this distinction may change at any time for Harding County, South Dakota. In contrast, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana comprises the narrow delta of the Mississippi River and is comprised of grass and wetlands that rarely burn. Both counties have a notable Federal land base which helps unite them.
Example of a Typical County — Harding County, South Dakota: While a few mid-sized fires have occurred here, the county to the west (in Montana) has seen more. This county includes part of Custer National Forest and private rangeland.
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