These counties occur within the heavily forested communities of the Southeast. They are more demographically stressed with a lower population density than other areas of the southeast. There is a significant history of prescribed fire use and non-fire treatment is supported by a forest industry with mills.
Example of a Typical County — Greene County, Alabama: Southwest of Tuscaloosa, this county is three quarters forested.
|Vegetation and Fuels||High|
|Homes, Communities and Values at Risk||High|