These counties are in the Midwest with a mixed landscape of grassland and forest. These are rural areas with a large presence of agriculture. Fires tend to be small. Emphasis could be on reduction of ignitions.

Example of a Typical County — Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin: Fond do Lac County has numerous dairy farms in a landscape with few ignitions.

National Priorities

Vegetation and Fuels Low
Homes, Communities and Values at Risk Very Low
Human-Caused Ignitions Moderate
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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