These counties occur mostly in the central plains of the United States. They are characterized by converted grasslands that are moderately roaded with a high presence of agriculture in rural areas. There is a low amount of Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) and a lower occurrence of fire in these counties.

Example of a Typical County — Boone County, Iowa: Rural Boone County lies northwest of Des Moines. Most of the land area is devoted to growing soybeans and corn.

National Priorities

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

Policy Options and Opportunities

Vegetation and Fuels
Local discretion should be used to determine the importance of fuel treatment, which treatment is applicable and what is affordable based on the use of local resources.

Homes, Communities and Values at Risk
Individual homeowners can be proactive on home defensive actions.

Human-Caused Ignitions
Human caused ignitions are a problem in these counties. Reduce accidental and human-caused ignitions through enforcement or outreach.

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

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