The counties in this combination are located in the peninsula of Upper Michigan and northern Wisconsin, within Fire Regime Group V with a significant Wildland Urban Interface density. This area experiences a low number of ignitions, but more area burned. Non-fire fuel treatments could be supported by an active timber industry.

Example of a Typical County — Marquette County, Michigan: This most populated county of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula includes some State Forest, but it has experienced few large wildfires.

National Priorities

Vegetation and Fuels Very Low
Homes, Communities and Values at Risk Moderate
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
There may be an active forest products industry nearby, which could support fuel treatments.

Homes, Communities and Values at 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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