LANDFIRE data and applications

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Wildfire risk, species conservation, and ecosystem management all depend on seamless spatial data. LANDFIRE may already be supporting your mission if you have ever asked questions like these:

  1. What is the wildfire risk within a particular landscape?
  2. Where can I get data to evaluate fauna habitats?
  3. If ignited, how might a wildfire move through a particular landscape?
  4. How does the vegetation cover in one area compare with the vegetation in another area?
  5. How have disturbances in the past affected current forest conditions?
  6. What is the spatial distribution of a certain vegetation type?
  7. Where can I find spatial vegetation and structure data for all lands, regardless of ownership?

National LANDFIRE datasets can help answer all these questions for areas of interest within the United States and insular areas at the 30-meter pixel level. LANDFIRE is a Federal program that provides a suite of spatial datasets indicating areas of disturbance, vegetation and fuels distributions and structure, and historical conditions. Although LANDFIRE is the definitive dataset used by the interagency fire community for surface and canopy fuels, the program also maps more than 30 spatial datasets that can be used for a variety of purposes.

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