These counties are characterized by dense homes in the Wildland Urban Interface. The combination consists of only five counties in Nevada, Utah and California. These areas are within Fire Regime Group V and can experience infrequent, but severe fires. Primary emphasis could be on protecting communities.

Example of a Typical County — Churchill County, Nevada: Interstate 80 passes through this western Nevada county of alkali flats and isolated, sometimes forested mountain ranges.

National Priorities

Vegetation and Fuels Moderate
Homes, Communities and Values at Risk High
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
These counties may have contiguous areas that could benefit from the use of landscape-scale prescribed fire.

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
Prepare for large, long duration wildfires.

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