These counties, especially those in the west, are distinguished from their neighbors by few ignitions and a low area burned. Each of these counties are forested and have a federal land presence. Portions of some of these counties have experienced large wildfires.

Example of a Typical County — Emery County, Utah: Dominated by BLM lands and Manti-La Sal National Forest, this county has extensive area with low fuels.

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, more potential for resource benefits.

Policy Options and Opportunities

Vegetation and Fuels
Local discretion should be used to determine the importance of fuel treatment, which treatment is applicable and what is affordable based on the use of local resources.

Homes, Communities and Values at Risk
For areas without a large wildfire risk, individual homeowners can be proactive on home defensive 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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