Very few counties fall within this group. They are mostly within the western part of the United States, with one county in Florida. These areas are characterized by high demographic stress and higher ignitions, within Fire Regime Group V. The areas are mostly suburban landscapes, where fires typically start in the Wildland Urban Interface.
Example of a Typical County — Linn County, Oregon: This Douglas-fir forested county lies on the west side of the Cascades and is transected by US 20 that runs between Bend and Corvallis.
|Vegetation and Fuels||Moderate|
|Homes, Communities and Values at Risk||High|
Effective and Efficient Response:
There is high risk of large wildfires, less potential for resource benefits.