These rangelands counties are in New Mexico and South Dakota. They do not experience many ignitions but once a fire starts it can burn large areas. This is a very high demographic stressed area. The response capacity to fire can be an issue due to the high stress and roadless areas. This group includes a large amount of tribal lands, so traditional ecological knowledge could be applied.
Example of a Typical County — Torrance County, New Mexico: Separated from Albuquerque by the Manzano Mountains and the Cibola National Forest, this county has had large fires, but it has few residents.
|Vegetation and Fuels||High|
|Homes, Communities and Values at Risk||High|
|Human-Caused Ignitions||Very Low|
Effective and Efficient Response:
There is high risk of large wildfires, more potential for resource benefits.