These counties lie primarily within the Pacific Northwest and western Cascades. Fire occurrence is typically low in these areas and the forest product industry is strong. The landscape falls within the Fire Regime Group V and demographic advantage is high.

Example of a Typical County — Jefferson County, Washington: This temperate rain forest county includes most of Olympic National Park. The coastal region to the west includes private industrial timber lands.

National Priorities

Vegetation and Fuels Very Low
Homes, Communities and Values at Risk Moderate
Human-Caused Ignitions Moderate
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
There may be an active forest products industry nearby, which could support fuel treatments.

Homes, Communities and Values at Risk
Communities can plan and take coordinated action, in combination with individual actions by property owners. This can include the creation of buffers and strategic fuel breaks.

Human-Caused Ignitions
Reduce human-caused incendiary ignitions by focusing on enforcement programs.

Effective and Efficient Wildfire Response
Prepare for large, long duration wildfires.

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