Friday, February 10, 2012


In an effort to harmonize various predictive geospatial modeling efforts related wildfires, members of a public-private collaborative group have been working to create LANDFIRE.  As described in official publications:
LANDFIRE (also known as Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools) is an interagency vegetation, fire, and fuel characteristics mapping program, sponsored by the United States Department of the Interior (DOI) and the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.  LANDFIRE produces a comprehensive, consistent, scientifically credible suite of spatial data layers for the entire United States.  
Key goals of the LANDFIRE Program are to update and improve the data products completed by the LANDFIRE Project in December 2009. The program is a long-range initiative to periodically update LANDFIRE data to sustain the value of the original project investment and to ensure the timeliness, quality, and improvement of data products into the future.
To explore the wealth of geospatial information available from the LANDFIRE program, click the link below:

Comment: You are strongly encouraged to "rummage around" while investigating this website.  In some cases, items that may be of use to you are buried down several layers in the website's structure.

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