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LANDFIRE (LF) products are designed to be used at a landscape-scale in support of strategic vegetation, fire, and fuels management planning to evaluate management alternatives across boundaries and facilitate national- and regional-level strategic planning and reporting of wildland fire management activities.

Click on the version links below to learn more about each version of LF.

Version LF c2001 LF 2001 LF 2008 LF 2010 LF 2012 LF 2014 LF 2016 LF 2020 LF 2022 LF 2023
Name National Refresh Update LF 2016 Remap LF 2020 LF 2022 LF 2023
Type base map revision update base map update update update

Comparing LANDFIRE Vegetation Type, Cover, and Height Across Versions

LF delivers vegetation, fuel, disturbance, and fire regimes geospatial data products for the entire nation. Methods are based on peer-reviewed science from multiple fields. LF products are consistent, comprehensive, and standardized, resulting in multiple applications to fire, fuel, and natural resources. LF has 20+ products and many versions of these products. The descriptions allow for ease of comparison between products. The Version Table shows data availability and links to data mosaics.

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LF Product DescriptionsPDF

LF Product Descriptions with ReferencesPDF

LANDFIRE Definitions Quality and Standards Report PDF

LF Data Products Version Table

LF 2016 Remap Maps of the United States and Insular Areas

90 Kilometer Buffer

This section provides resources for appropriate applications and how to use LF products.

Scale and Use of LANDFIRE Products


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How do I cite LANDFIRE Products

LF Users

LF provides several data access points to account for users' various needs, such as downloading the entire layer as a mosaic or selecting an area of interest in the LF Map Viewer.

NOTE: For display purposes, data shown on the viewer is in Web Mercator, which may cause distortions in the imagery. Distortions do not translate to the NAD 83 downloaded data.

Data Mosaics

LF Map Viewer (formerly Data Distribution Site (DDS))

Web Service Calls (WCS) and Web Map Service (WMS)

LF Product Service (API)
     •User's Guide

LF Tools, Services, and Training

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