These counties in the western United States where there are towns and communities located near federal lands, with a large tribal presence. The counties include the Rocky Mountain High Country around Aspen and Granby, CO; Coeur d’Alene, ID; Rapid City, SD; Flagstaff, AZ; and west of Santa Fe, NM. There are a lot of USDA Forest Service Land and BIA lands. These counties have a high home density. Even though these areas have a higher than average demographic advantage, large amounts of the population are also disadvantaged.
Example of a Typical County — Teller County, Colorado: Teller County lies west of Colorado Springs, and includes the towns of Woodland Park, Divide, and Florissant. The severe Hayman Fire occurred here in 2012.
|Vegetation and Fuels||High|
|Homes, Communities and Values at Risk||High|