LANDFIRE.AK_140VCC

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey, Customer Service Representative
Publication_Date: 20161209
Publication_Time: unknown
Title: LANDFIRE.AK_140VCC
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: LANDFIRE Vegetation Condition Class
Issue_Identification: LANDFIRE 2014 (lf_1.4.0)
Description:
Abstract:
Broad-scale alterations of historical fire regimes and vegetation dynamics have occurred in many landscapes in the U.S. through the combined influence of land management practices, fire exclusion, ungulate herbivory, insect and disease outbreaks, climate change, and invasion of non-native plant species. The LANDFIRE Program produces maps of simulated historical fire regimes and vegetation conditions using the LANDSUM landscape succession and disturbance dynamics model. The LANDFIRE Program also produces maps of current vegetation and measurements of current vegetation departure from simulated historical reference conditions. These maps support fire and landscape management planning outlined in the goals of the National Fire Plan, Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy, and the Healthy Forests Restoration Act. Data Summary: Vegetation Condition Class (VCC) is a reclassification of the Vegetation Departure layer. Refer to the Data Summary and metadata for the Vegetation Departure layer (VDEP) to review how that data is created. Vegetation Condition Classes are defined in two ways, the original 3 category system from Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC), and a new 6 category system. For the original 3 category system, the VDEP value is reclassified as follows: Condition Class I: VDEP value from 0 to 33 (Low Departure), Class II: VDEP value between 34 - 66 (Moderate Departure), and Condition Class III: VDEP value from 67 to 100 (High Departure). The new 6 category system is defined to provide more resolution to VCC and be collapsible to the old 3 category system. New VCC categories are defined as follows: Condition Class I.A: VDEP between 0 and 16 (Very Low Departure), Condition Class I.B: VDEP between 17 and 33 (Low to Moderate Departure); Condition Class II.A: VDEP between 34 and 50 (Moderate to Low Departure); Condition Class II.B: VDEP between 51 and 66 (Moderate to High Departure); Condition Class III.A: VDEP between 67 and 83 (High to Moderate Departure), and Condition Class III.B: VDEP between 84 and 100 (High Departure).
Purpose:
LANDFIRE data products are designed to facilitate national- and regional-level strategic planning and reporting of management activities. Data products are created at a 30-meter grid spatial resolution raster data set; however, the applicability of data products varies by location and specific use. Principal purposes of the data products include providing, 1) national-level, landscape-scale geospatial products to support fire and fuels management planning, and, 2) consistent fuels data to support fire planning, analysis, and budgeting to evaluate fire management alternatives. Users are advised to evaluate the data carefully for their applications.
Supplemental_Information:
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Continually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -179.8299135763675
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -138.75803269007818
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.14926911648406
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 50.824773478534226
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation Condition Class
Theme_Keyword: United States Forest Service
Theme_Keyword: LF_1.4.0
Theme_Keyword: LANDFIRE 2014
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: USFS
Theme_Keyword: Raster digital data
Theme_Keyword: LANDFIRE
Theme_Keyword: vcc
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Category
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, dependencies, areas of special sovereignty, and their principal administrative divisions, Federal Information Processing Standard 10-4,): Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: U.S.
Place_Keyword: US
Place_Keyword: United States
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
This product is reproduced from geospatial information prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service and USGS EROS. By removing the contents of this package or taking receipt of these files via electronic file transfer methods, you understand that the data stored on this media is in draft condition. Represented features may not be in an accurate geographic location. The Forest Service and USGS EROS make no expressed or implied warranty, including warranty of merchantability and fitness, with respect to the character, function, or capabilities of the data or their appropriateness for any user's purposes. The Forest Service and USGS EROS reserve the right to correct, update, modify, or replace this geospatial information without notification.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Wildland Fire Science, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198-0001
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605/594-6151
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 605/594-6589
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: helpdesk@landfire.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
Data have been collected and analyzed by teams at both USGS EROS, Sioux Falls, SD and at the USFS, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula, MT. Depending on the data set described primary responsibility may reside with USGS EROS or with USFS. Contact information will be listed in the Contact Section and in the Metadata Reference section with regards to the primary responsibility.
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: None in place
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description:
If there is ever doubt, contact the appropriate resource staff who has stewardship responsibility and the GIS Coordinator.
Native_Data_Set_Environment: ESRI ArcMap 10.1
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Hann, W.; Shlisky, A.; Havlina, D.; Schon, K.; Barrett, S.; DeMeo, T.; Pohl, K.; Menakis, J.;
Publication_Date: 20040101
Title:
Interagency Fire Regime Condition Class Guidebook. Interagency and The Nature Conservancy Fire Regime Condition Class website.
Other_Citation_Details:
USDA Forest Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, The Nature Conservancy, and Systems for Environmental Management.
Online_Linkage: www.frcc.gov

Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Metadata updated
Process_Date: 20151207
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
For a detailed definition and discussion on LANDFIRE, refer to <http://www.LANDFIRE.gov>
Process_Date: 20151208
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Customer Service Representative
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 47914 252nd Street
Address: USGS EROS
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198-0001
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605/594-6151
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: 605/594-6933
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 605/594-6589
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: custserv@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1600, CT M-F (-6h CST/-5h CDT GMT)

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: vcc
Entity_Type_Definition: Vegetation Condition Class
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ObjectID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Value
Attribute_Definition: Vegetation Condition Class
Attribute_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Vegetation Condition Class I.A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Vegetation Condition Class I.B
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Vegetation Condition Class II.A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Vegetation Condition Class II.B
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Vegetation Condition Class III.A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Vegetation Condition Class III.B
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 111
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Water
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 112
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Snow / Ice
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 120
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Non burnable Urban
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 121
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: burnable Urban
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 131
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Barren
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 132
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Sparsely Vegetated
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 180
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Non burnable Agriculture
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 181
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: burnable Agriculture
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: New Class / Descrip
Attribute_Definition: Vegetation Condition Class description
Attribute_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Very Low, Vegetation Departure 0-16%
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: VCC I.A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Low to Moderate, Vegetation Departure 17-33%
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: VCC I.B
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Moderate to Low, Vegetation Departure 34-50%
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: VCC II.A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Moderate to High, Vegetation Departure 51-66%
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: VCC II.B
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: High, Vegetation Departure 67-83%
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: VCC III.A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Very High, Vegetation Departure 84-100%
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: VCC III.B
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Water
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 111
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Snow/Ice
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 112
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Non burnable Urban
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 120
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Barren
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 131
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: burnable Urban
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 121
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Barren
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 131
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Sparsely Vegetated
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 132
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Non burnable Agriculture
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 180
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: burnable Agriculture
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 181
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Count
Attribute_Definition: Number of pixels
Attribute_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: number of pixels
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: R
Attribute_Definition: Red color value
Attribute_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0-255
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: color value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: G
Attribute_Definition: Green color value
Attribute_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0-255
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: color value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: B
Attribute_Definition: Blue color value
Attribute_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0-255
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: color value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Red
Attribute_Definition: Red color value/255
Attribute_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0-1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: red value divided by 255
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Green
Attribute_Definition: Green color value/255
Attribute_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0-1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: green value divided by 255
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Blue
Attribute_Definition: Blue color value/255
Attribute_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0-1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: blue value divided by 255
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Old Class / Descrip
Attribute_Definition: Old Class and Description
Attribute_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Vegetation Condition Class I
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Low Vegetation Departure
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Vegetation Condition Class II
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Moderate Vegetation Departure
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Vegetation Condition Class III
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: High Vegetation Departure
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Water
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Water
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Snow / Ice
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Snow / Ice
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Urban
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Urban
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Barren
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Barren
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Sparsely Vegetated
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Sparsely Vegetated
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Agriculture
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Agriculture
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Value LABEL DESCRIPTION
VALUE NEW_CLASS NEW_DESCRIP OLD_CLASS OLD_DESCRIP 1 Vegetation Condition Class I.A Very Low, Vegetation Departure 0-16% Vegetation Condition Class I Low Vegetation Departure 2 Vegetation Condition Class I.B Low to Moderate, Vegetation Departure 17-33% Vegetation Condition Class I Low Vegetation Departure 3 Vegetation Condition Class II.A Moderate to Low, Vegetation Departure 34-50% Vegetation Condition Class II Moderate Vegetation Departure 4 Vegetation Condition Class II.B Moderate to High, Vegetation Departure 51-66% Vegetation Condition Class II Moderate Vegetation Departure 5 Vegetation Condition Class III.A High, Vegetation Departure 67-83% Vegetation Condition Class III High Vegetation Departure 6 Vegetation Condition Class III.B Very High, Vegetation Departure 84-100% Vegetation Condition Class III High Vegetation Departure 111 Water Water Water Water 112 Snow / Ice Snow / Ice Snow / Ice Snow / Ice 120 Non burnable Urban Non burnable Urban Urban Urban 121 Burnable Urban Burnable Urban Burnable Urban Burnable Urban 131 Barren Barren Barren Barren 132 Sparsely Vegetated Sparsely Vegetated Sparsely Vegetated Sparsely Vegetated 180 Non burnable Agriculture Non burnable Agriculture Agriculture Agriculture 181 Burnable Agriculture Burnable Agriculture Burnable Agriculture Burnable Agriculture
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: LANDFIRE Vegetation Condition Class

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position:
Wildland Fire Science, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 47914 252nd Street
Address: Earth Resources Observation and Science Center
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198-0001
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605/594-6151
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: helpdesk@landfire.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1600, CT M-F (-6h CST/-5h CDT GMT)
Contact_Instructions:
The USGS point of contact is for questions relating only to the data display and download from this web site. For questions regarding data content and quality, refer to the original metadata document.
Distribution_Liability:
This product is reproduced from geospatial information prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service and USGS EROS. By removing the contents of this package or taking receipt of these files via electronic file transfer methods, you understand that the data stored on this media is in draft condition. Represented features may not be in an accurate geographic location. The Forest Service and USGS EROS make no expressed or implied warranty, including warranty of merchantability and fitness, with respect to the character, function, or capabilities of the data or their appropriateness for any user's purposes. The Forest Service and USGS EROS reserve the right to correct, update, modify, or replace this geospatial information without notification.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Arc Grid
Format_Version_Number: ArcGIS 10.x
Fees: None
Turnaround: Variable

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070201
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20120629
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Customer Service Representative
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: USGS EROS
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198-0001
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605/594-6151
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: 605/594-6933
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 605/594-6589
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: helpdesk@landfire.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1600 CT, M - F (-6h CST/-5h CDT GMT)
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: None
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: None

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