Healthy Living in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)
Welcome to beautiful Lincoln County and the Lincoln National Forest. Over the past century, America’s population has nearly tripled, with much of the growth flowing into traditionally natural areas. These serene, beautiful settings are attracting more visitors and residents every year. This trend has created an extremely complex landscape that is known as the wildland/urban interface (WUI).
The beauty of our landscape and the opportunity to experience nature is one of the many reasons people choose to live in Lincoln County. While we love being in the mountains, the risk of wildfire is always with us. We all share the responsibility to create and maintain a healthy and safe forest environment. As a resident of Lincoln County, there are some simple steps that can help you improve the health of the forest and reduce the risk of wildfire.