Baker County is situated in the northeast portion of Florida and is characterized by extensive wildland-urban interface (WUI). Nearly the entire population of the county, or 95 percent of the 28,000 residents, live in the WUI. Baker County’s WUI also includes vast federal and state forested lands, comprising 44 percent of the county.
Florida, together with its northern neighbor Georgia, has some of the highest wildfire risk in the country. At the same time, population growth in the state is projected to substantially increase in coming decades. As more people migrate into the state, pressure to develop the WUI and wildfire-prone areas also increases.
CPAW provided recommendations to Baker County in 2020.
- 2020 CPAW Community
- Population: 27,938
- Growth Rate (2000-2018): 27%
- Fuel Type: pine, oak, cypress, red maple