The chief of the division of forestry, with the approval of the director of natural resources, shall establish fire protection areas for the state. When establishing fire protection areas, the chief shall consider all of the following:
(A) The amount of forest cover;
(B) The actual and potential fire occurrence;
(C) The threat to forest resources;
(D) The population of the areas;
(E) Any other pertinent forest resource information.
Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 293, §1, eff. 9/14/2016.