There are very few counties in this category and they are located in the western interior rangeland of southern Idaho and eastern Oregon, as well as South Dakota. Most counties have experienced repeated large fires.

Example of a Typical County — Malheur County, Oregon: This southeastern Oregon county has experienced regular large fires. It contains a large amount of BLM lands.

National Priorities

Vegetation and Fuels High
Homes, Communities and Values at Risk Low
Human-Caused Ignitions Low
Effective and Efficient Response:
Counties in this combo have high risk to large wildfires, but some have more potential than others for resource benefits.

Policy Options and Opportunities

Vegetation and Fuels
These counties may want to consider using prescribed fire, grazing and mowing as their primary fuel management options. The application of fuel treatments could work on a seasonal basis.

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
Prepare for large, long duration wildfires.

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