LANDFIRE (LF) is a multi-organizational program whose work is completed with the cooperation of several groups working together.
◆ U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) Office of Wildland Fire
◆ U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (USFS) Fire and Aviation Management
◆ U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
◆ The Nature Conservancy (TNC) North America Science Team
◆ USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS)
◆ USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA)
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◆ Meet the LANDFIRE team
LF data characterize the current and historical states of vegetation, fuels, fire regimes, and disturbances. LF produces a comprehensive, consistent, scientifically credible suite of more than 25 geospatial layers, a reference database, and a set of quantitative vegetation models at a national extent. LF data supports landscape assessments, analysis, and natural resource management. LF supplements and assists modeling of fire behavior and effects.
LF began due to an increased concern about the number, severity, and size of wildland fires and the need for consistent national biological/ecological inventory data. LF identifies areas across the nation potentially susceptible to wildland fire to support community and firefighter protection. LF has evolved and expanded to include other applications such as habitat research and disturbance maps.
◆ LF Data and Applications FactSheet
◆ LANDFIRE Web-Hosted Applications Map (WHAM!)
◆ LF Applications
◆ Wildfire Risk to Communities
LF data is available for the following extents:
◆ Conterminous United States (CONUS)
◆ Alaska (AK)
◆ Hawaii (HI)
◆ Insular Areas: America Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Federated States of Micronesia (Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae), Republic of Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands
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LF is working towards annual updates in which the landscape changes from the year before are represented in current year products. The LF DDS provides access to the two base maps and the most recent updates.