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posted 2022-09-28

The final release of the LF 2020 Update is now available

Background:

LANDFIRE (LF) is pleased to announce the release of the last products for the LF 2020 Update (LF 2020), the Fire Regime product suite. The release of these products marks the end to LF 2020, with the LF 2022 Update beginning in the spring of calendar year 2023. Extents included in this release are the Conterminous United States (CONUS) and Hawaii (HI), products featured in this release are Succession Class (SClass), Vegetation Condition Class (VCC), and Vegetation Departure (VDep). Another item released at this time include an updated Fuel databases (FCCS Disturbance Transition and Fuel Rulesets).

posted 2022-09-28

LF 2019 Limited is now archived

Background:

With the release of the LANDFIRE (LF) 2020 Update (LF 2020) the LF 2019 Limited Update (2019L) has been archived. LF 2020 is a full product suite update, including vegetation, fuel, disturbance, and fire regime products, that supersedes the partial update (2019L). As of the end of September 2022 all LF 2020 products are now available for download. 2019L is still available by special request, please contact the LF Help Desk if you would like to access this data.

posted 2022-08-01

LF 2020 Update for HI and PRVI are now available

Background:

LANDFIRE (LF) is pleased to announce the release of LF 2020 Update (LF 2020) products for Hawaii and the Insular Areas. This release adds Disturbance, Vegetation, Fuel, and Operational Roads products for Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa (Roads only), and Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Roads only) to the LF 2020 product suite.

LF 2020 is another step towards LF annual updates, in which the disturbances from the year before are represented in current year products. LF 2020 includes adjustments to vegetation and fuels in disturbed areas for disturbances recorded in the years 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

posted 2022-07-13

Summer 2022 MoD-FIS are now available

Background:

LF is pleased to announce the release of Summer 2022 MoD-FIS products.

The Modeling Dynamic Fuels with an Index System (MoD-FIS) seasonally modulates fuel model data in the Great Basin and Southwest regions.
This release includes updated layers for the MoD-FIS Vegetation Cover and Height (PM_FVC and PM_FVH) and the MoD-FIS Fire Behavior Fuel Model 40 (PM_FBFM40) for the timeframe of Mar 1 - Jun 30.

posted 2022-06-30

LF 2020 Update for NE CONUS and Alaska are now available

Background:

LANDFIRE (LF) is pleased to announce the release of LF 2020 Update (LF 2020) products for the Conterminous United States (CONUS) NE GeoArea and Alaska. This release adds Disturbance, Vegetation, Fuel, and Operational Roads products, for the full extent of CONUS and Alaska to the LF 2020 product suite.

LF 2020 is another step towards LF annual updates, in which the disturbances from the year before are represented in current year products. LF 2020 includes adjustments to vegetation and fuels in disturbed areas for disturbances recorded in the years 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. LF 2020 products for Hawaii and Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be released in early August.

posted 2021-06-08

Spring 2022 MoD-FIS are now available

Background:

LF is pleased to announce the release of Spring 2022 MoD-FIS products.

The Modeling Dynamic Fuels with an Index System (MoD-FIS) seasonally modulates fuel model data in the Great Basin and Southwest regions.
This release includes updated layers for the MoD-FIS Fuel Vegetation Cover and Height (MF_FVC and MF_FVH) and the MoD-FIS Fire Behavior Fuel Model 40 (MV_F40) for the timeframe of Feb 1 - May 15.

posted 2022-06-01

LF 2020 Update for NW, SW, NC, SC, and SE GeoAreas are now available

Background:

LF is pleased to announce the release of LF 2020 Update products for the NW, SW, NC, SC and SE GeoAreas. This release adds Disturbance, Vegetation, Fuel, and Roads for the mentioned GeoAreas to the LF 2020 Update product suite. With the exception that Operational Roads will be to the full CONUS extent.

The LF 2020 Update represents the second step in moving towards an annual update in which the disturbances from the year before are represented in current year products. LF 2020 includes adjustments to vegetation and fuels in disturbed areas for disturbances recorded in 2017-2020. The NE GeoArea, as well as AK, will be released in July.

posted 2022-02-15

LF 2020 Update Topographic products are now available

LF is pleased to announce the release of LF 2020 Topographic products (Aspect, Elevation, and Slope) for CONUS, Alaska, and Hawaii.

Background:

The LF 2020 Update represents the second step in moving towards an annual update in which the disturbances from the year before are represented in current year products. LF 2020 includes adjustments to vegetation and fuels in disturbed areas for disturbances recorded in 2017-2020.

Fall 2021 MoD-FIS are now available

Background:

The Modeling Dynamic Fuels with an Index System (MoD-FIS) seasonal products for the Southwest region of the United States for the time frame of Jul 1 through Sep 30. MoD-FIS modulates fuel model data by incorporating seasonal variability of herbaceous cover.

This release includes updated layers for the MoD-FIS Fuel Vegetation Cover and Height (PM_FVC and PM_FVH), meaning that MoD-FIS data has capable fuels functionality.

posted 2021-08-09

LF 2016 Remap for Disturbance, Vegetation, Fuel, and Topographic are now available for Alaska

LF is pleased to announce the release of the following: LF 2016 Remap Disturbance, Vegetation, Fuel, and Topographic products for Alaska (AK) to the LF Remap product suite.

LF Remap products were released incrementally from February 2019 through 2021. (Schedule) This is part of the 10th and last release for LF Remap.

posted 2021-08-09

LF 2016 Remap Fuel Rulesets Database (FRDB) and Public LF Reference Database (LFRDB) are now available for CONUS, Hawaii, and Alaska

LF is pleased to announce the release of the following: LF Reference Database (LFRDB) and Fuel Rulesets Database (FRDB) products for CONUS, Alaska, and Hawaii to the LF Remap product suite.

LF 2016 Remap products were released incrementally from February 2019 through 2021. (Schedule) This is part of the 10th and last release for LF Remap.

posted 2021-07-01

Summer 2021 MoD-FIS are now available

Background:

LF is pleased to announce the release of Summer 2021 MoD-FIS products.

The Modeling Dynamic Fuels with an Index System (MoD-FIS) seasonally modulates fuel model data in the Great Basin and Southwest regions.
This release includes updated layers for the MoD-FIS Vegetation Cover and Height (PM_FVC and PM_FVH) and the MoD-FIS Fire Behavior Fuel Model 40 (PM_FBFM40) for the timeframe of Mar 1 - Jun 30.

posted 2021-06-16

LF 2019 Limited Vegetation are now available

Background:

LF is pleased to announce the release of LF 2019 Limited Vegetation products for the Conterminous United States (CONUS).

posted 2021-06-03

Spring 2021 MoD-FIS are now available

Background:

LF is pleased to announce the release of Spring 2021 MoD-FIS products.

The Modeling Dynamic Fuels with an Index System (MoD-FIS) seasonally modulates fuel model data in the Great Basin and Southwest regions.
This release includes updated layers for the MoD-FIS Fuel Vegetation Cover and Height (PM_FVC and PM_FVH) and the MoD-FIS Fire Behavior Fuel Model 40 (PM_FBFM40) for the timeframe of Feb 1 - May 15.

posted 2021-05-27

LF 2019 Limited Fuels are now available

Background:

LF is pleased to announce the release of LF 2019 Limited Fuel products for the Conterminous United States (CONUS).

posted 2021-03-02

LF 2016 Remap Insular Areas are now available

Background:

LF is pleased to announce the release of the LF 2016 Remap U.S. Insular Areas (IA) which includes the Pacific and Caribbean Islands and Territories.

LF 2016 Remap products are being released incrementally from February 2019 through 2021. (Schedule) This is the ninth of 10 releases.



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posted 2019-06-17

LF Remap for the Southwest GeoArea and Capable Fuels are now available

Background:

LF is pleased to announce the release of LF Remap products for the Southwest GeoArea. This release adds Disturbance, Vegetation, and Fuel for the Southwest GeoArea to the LF Remap product suite. In connection with the Southwest release, a change to LF Remap fuel data has been implemented to include "capable" fuels.

This change synchronizes Time Since Disturbance to improve performance of fire behavior modeling and reduce the need for local LF users to update the vegetation and fuel conditions to represent effective year 2019. In addition, fuel data in the Northwest GeoArea has been adjusted accordingly for areas with disturbance. More information is available in alerts and documentation.

LF Remap products are being released incrementally from February 2019 through 2021. (Schedule) This is the second of 10 releases.

posted 2019-04-20

LF Remap Biophysical Settings

Background:

LF Remap Biophysical Settings (BPS) is unchanged from LF Nationals BPS except for updates made to water, barren, and snow classes (additions or removal), so that vegetated and non-vegetated cover types within the spatial BPS product matches LF existing vegetation and fuel products.

posted 2014-04-02

GAP/LANDFIRE partnership and MOU

Background:

The National Gap Analysis Program (GAP) and LANDFIRE (LF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to produce an integrated data set.

Advice:

posted 2011-06-04

ArcGIS 10: ArcGIS 10.0 may not display LANDFIRE (LF) data properly

Background:

Under some system configurations with ArcGIS 10.0, data may have display issues including:

error messages pertaining to invalid raster layers
unable to view data or tables in ArcCatalog
unable to view attribute tables in ArcCatalog
unable to specify fields in Symbology in ArcMap

Advice:
Install ArcGIS 10 service pack 2 to resolve display issues.

posted 2010-09-08

LANDFIRE (LF) Data Products Distribution Table: There are multiple versions of LF data products available, and users need to be able to discern the differences between these versions

Background:

By 2011, there will be five versions of LF data products. Users need to be able to understand the strengths and limitations of each data product version in order to determine which version best fits their analysis and or application needs.

Advice:

Consult the Data Products Version Table to determine which version of LF data products best fit your analysis and/or application needs.

posted 2011-11-10

Fire Regime Data products formerly referred to as FRCC and FRCC Departure Index are now called Vegetation Condition Class (VCC) and Vegetation Departure (VDEP)

Background:

Previously, LANDFIRE (LF) Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC) deliverables included both classed and continuous metrics of departure for vegetation and were called FRCC and FRCC Departure Index. These products will now be referred to as Vegetation Condition Class (VCC) and Vegetation Departure (VDEP). According to the FRCC Guidebook, FRCC is a combination of vegetation departure and fire frequency and severity departure. The layers previously referred to as Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC) and Fire Regime Departure Index (DEP) were measures of vegetation departure, hence the name change. In addition, substantial changes in processing methods were used with LF 1.0.5 and LF 1.1.0 compared to LF 1.0.0 and these changes are described in the table below.

VCC and VDEP Version Comparison

  LF 1.0.0 LF 1.0.5 and LF 1.1.0
Biophysical Settings (BPS) Units Unique by map zone Grouped (collapsed); refined in western rangelands using SSURGO soils data
Reference Conditions LANDSUM Vegetation Dynamics Development Tool (VDDT)
Succession Classes Not mapped for any agricultural and urban EVTs Not mapped for non-burnable agricultural and urban EVTs
Summary Units ECOMAP Subsections and map zones Hydrologic unit codes (HUCs 8, 10, 12) depending on Fire Regime Group*
Deliverables Vegetation Departure and Vegetation Condition Class CONUS only Vegetation Departure and Vegetation Condition Class CONUS, Alaska, and Hawaii

*Southeast geoarea currently using ECOMAP Subsections

Advice:
Use caution when comparing VCC and VDEP from different versions because the methodology varies. Considerations are:

  • It is inappropriate to compare LF 1.0.0 VCC/VDEP to LF 1.0.5 or LF 1.1.0 because the methodology is different, and change analysis exercises may result in invalid outputs.
  • LF 1.0.5 and LF 1.1.0 VCC and VDEP were derived using the same methods and a comparison is logical. However, the time span 2001 - 2008 is short from an ecological perspective. The relatively large landscapes (HUC8, HUC10, and HUC12) used as summary units in LF 1.0.5 and LF 1.1.0 may not reflect small-scale disturbances. Generally, substantial changes in VCC metrics will only occur in areas where large proportions of subwatersheds (HUC12) and watersheds (HUC10) were subject to large-scale disturbances.
  • Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUC 8, 10, 12) — The FRCC Guidebook suggests that Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) areas may be appropriate summary units for the computation of Fire Regime Condition Class.

    Another potential summary unit framework is Ecological Subsection (ECOMAP), which were used to compute FRCC in LF 1.0.0. Ecological subsections can be downloaded using the LF Data Access Tool in ArcMap, the LF Data Distribution Site (DDS), or from a U.S. Forest Service website.

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