Transitional- At lower elevations this setting functions as a front-country, forest-urban transition landscape and offers year round recreation opportunities, characterized as foothill land, containing a mixed ownership pattern. This area is well-roaded in places and contains the forest's wildland urban interface (WUI), where most of the forest's immediate fuels/vegetation activities will occur. The mid-elevation portion of the setting is characterized as a "working forest" enhancing stewardship and conservation education opportunities. Upper elevations are more primitive and less roaded offering a transition to the wildlands and solitude.

Activities/Opportunities:Recreational uses in the lower and mid portions of the setting are limited and include a designated well managed OHV route