These are rangeland systems in the Central Plains with a large amount of area burned. There is little federal ownership with a limited amount of area in the Wildland Urban Interface.

Example of a Typical County — Cimarron County, Oklahoma: This westernmost county of Oklahoma includes the Rita Blanca National Grassland. It experienced notable wind-driven wildfire in 2006.

National Priorities

Vegetation and Fuels Very Low
Homes, Communities and Values at Risk Low
Human-Caused Ignitions Very Low
Effective and Efficient Response:
There is low risk of large wildfires.

Policy Options and Opportunities

Vegetation and Fuels
The application of fuel treatments in grasslands could work on a seasonal basis. Local discretion should be used to determine the importance and type of fuel treatment.

Homes, Communities and Values at Risk
Individual homeowners can be proactive on home defensive actions. Communities can plan and take coordinated action, in combination with individual actions by property owners.

Human-Caused Ignitions
Reduce accidental human-caused ignitions through the enforcement of burning bans and education.

Effective and Efficient Wildfire Response
Response organizations continue to protect structures, treat fuels and target ignitions as local conditions apply.

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