Pictures of what the LF program incorporates with the LANDFIRE logo on the left and USFS and DOI on the right
LANDFIRE - multi-partner wildland fire, ecosystem, and wildland fuel mapping project USFS DOI
[Skip to Content]
  Button for Who Are We
Homepage » Improvements and Innovations » Prototype Process

LANDFIRE: Prototype Process

Data Products:Reference  ∕  Disturbance  ∕  Vegetation  ∕  Fuel  ∕  Fire Regime  ∕  Topographic  ∕  Who are We
     Notifications Alerts

Latest NewsLatest News

Get Data

LANDFIRE (LF) scientists are prototyping an image-based annual update that relies on using recent Landsat imagery to model lifeform, Existing Vegetation Cover (EVC), and Existing Vegetation Height (EVH).

Historically, LF has used complex rulesets to update vegetation and fuels. With the advent of high-performance computing for image compositing, and the availability of up-to-date training data for models, it has become possible to rapidly apply models to recent satellite imagery. These methods are similar to the LF National and LF 2016 Remap base maps. LF is working towards using an image-based update approach, rather than rulesets to update EVC, EVH, Forest Canopy Cover (CC), and Forest Canopy Height (CH). This approach could apply to both disturbed and non-disturbed pixels. Planning is ongoing for when the image-based annual update will be implemented.

Last updated: January 2023


Users may experience intermittent service Thursday evenings due to routine maintenance.
The LF Map Viewer (DDS) will be down every 3rd Wednesday from 8 am - 10:00 am (CDT) for routine maintenance.
To view and print a PDF you must obtain and install the Acrobat® Reader, available at no charge from Adobe Systems.
*DOI and USGS link and privacy policies apply.
Looking for something: Site Map   /   Search
Page Contact Information: LF Helpdesk