These are rangeland systems within the Southern Plains that experience a large area burned. There is little federal ownership. There is good potential for wildland fire use with the application of buffers for community protection. Prescribed fire is already being used in many of these counties and could be considered for greater use.
Example of a Typical County — Chase County, Kansas: This Flint Hills county has a high area burned that includes controlled burns on private-lands and wildfire.
|Vegetation and Fuels||Moderate|
|Homes, Communities and Values at Risk||High|
|Human-Caused Ignitions||Very Low|
Effective and Efficient Response:
There is moderate risk of large wildfires, less potential for resource benefits.