These counties are in Idaho, Montana and the Dakotas and are Interior Rangelands that have historically experienced low fire but may be at risk for larger, long duration fires.

Example of a Typical County — Perkins County, South Dakota: This rural county includes Grand River National Grassland and has experienced a few large fires.

National Priorities

Vegetation and Fuels Moderate
Homes, Communities and Values at Risk Very Low
Human-Caused Ignitions Low
Effective and Efficient Response:
Counties in this combo have high risk to large wildfires and most counties have less potential for resource benefits than others.

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 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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