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LANDFIRE

LANDFIRE (LF), Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools, is a shared program between the wildland fire management programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and U.S. Department of the Interior, providing landscape scale geo-spatial products to support cross-boundary planning, management, and operations. LANDFIRE is a program that provides over 20 national geo-spatial layers (e.g. vegetation, fuel, disturbance, etc.), databases, and ecological models that are available to the public for the US and insular areas.

While in its inception LANDFIRE (LF) was a response to large wildland fires and their mitigation and impact, LF as a program produces national scale, spatial products that describe vegetation, fuel, and disturbance. Additional products include reference, natural disturbance, and land management activities databases and ecological models.

While many of the products are inputs to downstream LF products, they are also valued as standalone products for natural resource managers and researchers. One example of expanded use of LF data is the Appalachian Trail decision support system (A.T. DSS). The A.T. DSS is an ecological monitoring tool used by agencies responsible for the management of the Appalachian Trail. LF vegetation data was used in the development of this tool.

The value of LF is not lost on the public and the federal and state agencies that use the data, and nothing demonstrates that better than reading about some of the uses of LF data or visiting the Web Hosted Applications Map.

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Authors
U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
Product Type
Database
Intended Use
LF data products provide data for landscape assessment, analysis, and management. Data and information serve as important data sets in decision support with efforts such as identification of areas with similar characteristics, prioritization exercises, modeling capacity and potential, and improving collaboration between landowners with common data sets and analytics.
Use Limitations
LANDFIRE products were designed to support national, regional, and sub-regional analysis activities. Considerations: The native spatial resolution of LANDFIRE raster spatial products is 30-meters, however, the appropriate application scale is much larger than 30 meters, and will vary by a combination of product, location, and specific use. Users should refer to the metadata and local, regional or expert knowledge to determine if LANDFIRE products are appropriate for their application in their area. LANDFIRE products are not intended to replace local products, but serve as a rich supplemental data source with complete areal coverage, regardless of ownership.
Publisher
US Geological Survey
Contact Name
LANDFIRE Helpdesk
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public
License
Funding Source(s)
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
Modified Date
2018-08-21
Release Date
2018-03-05
Ag Data Commons Keywords: 
  • Agroecosystems & Environment
  • Agroecosystems & Environment
  • Management