LANDFIRE.HI_140SCLASS

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
U.S. Geological Survey, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Customer Service Representative
Publication_Date: 20161209
Publication_Time: unknown
Title: LANDFIRE.HI_140SCLASS
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: LANDFIRE SuccessionClasses
Issue_Identification: LANDFIRE 2014 (LF 1.4.0)
Online_Linkage: <https://landfire.cr.usgs.gov/viewer/>
Online_Linkage: <https://www.landfire.gov>
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. LANDFIRE produces maps of historical fire regimes and vegetation conditions using the disturbance dynamics model VDDT. 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: Succession Classes categorize current vegetation composition and structure into up to five successional states defined for each LANDFIRE Biophysical Settings (BpS) Model. An additional category defines uncharacteristic vegetation components that are not found within the compositional or structural variability of successional states defined for each BpS model, such as exotic species. These succession classes are similar in concept to those defined in the Interagency Fire Regime Condition Class Guidebook (). This layer is created by linking the BpS layer with the Succession Classes rulesets. This geospatial product should display a reasonable approximation of Succession Classes, documented in the LANDFIRE Vegetation Dynamics Models . The current successional classes and their historical reference conditions are compared to assess departure of vegetation characteristics; this departure can be quantified using methods such as Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC). Five successional classes, "A" (1) - "E" (5) define successional states represented within a given BpS model. 'UN' (6) represents uncharacteristic native vegetation for the BpS model on which these vegetation conditions are found. These are taken to represent vegetation cover, height, or composition that would not have been expected to occur on the BpS during the reference condition period. 'UE' (7) represents uncharacteristic exotic vegetation for the BpS model on which these vegetation conditions are found. Additional data layer values were included to represent Water (111), Snow / Ice (112), Barren (131), and Sparsely Vegetated (132). Non-burnable Urban (120), Burnable Urban (121), Non-burnable Agriculture (180), and Burnable Agriculture (181) are provided to mask out such areas from analysis of vegetation departure. To use this layer for assessing vegetation departure from historical reference conditions, it is necessary to combine this layer with LANDFIRE BpS and LANDFIRE map zone data layers. The subsequent combination of map zone, Bps, and Succession Class can then be found within LANDFIRE Historical Reference Condition tables. Caution is warranted in assessing vegetation departure across map zone boundaries, as the classification schemes used to produce BpS and Succession Classes may vary slightly between adjacent map zones. Furthermore, reference conditions are simulated independently for each map zone, resulting in potentially unique measurements of reference conditions for a given BpS between adjacent map zones.
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: -160.47454578543605
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -153.3681839910366
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.17246703156623
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.112857617393107
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Category
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: LF_1.4.0
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme_Keyword: USFS
Theme_Keyword: Succession Classes
Theme_Keyword: LANDFIRE
Theme_Keyword: LANDFIRE 2014
Theme_Keyword: United States Forest Service
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Theme_Keyword: Raster digital data
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: sclass
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: United States
Place_Keyword: US
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Although LANDFIRE products are delivered as 30-meter pixels, they should not be used at the individual pixel level or on small groups of pixels. LANDFIRE products were designed to support 1) national (all states) strategic planning, 2) regional (single large states or groups of smaller states), and 3) strategic/tactical planning for large sub-regional landscapes and Fire Management Units (FMUs) (such as significant portions of states or multiple federal administrative entities). The applicability of LANDFIRE products to support fire and land management planning on smaller areas will vary by product, location, and specific use. Further investigation by local and regional experts should be conducted to inform decisions regarding local applicability. However, it is the responsibility of the local user, using LANDFIRE metadata and local knowledge, to determine if and/or how LANDFIRE can be used for particular areas of interest. LANDFIRE products are not intended to replace local products, but rather serve as a back-up by providing wall-to-wall cross-boundary products. It is the responsibility of the user to be familiar with the value, assumptions, and limitations of LANDFIRE products. Managers and planners must evaluate LANDFIRE data according to the scale and requirements specific to their needs.
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.x
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Keane, R.E., G.J. Cary, and R. Parsons
Publication_Date: 20030101
Title:
Using simulation to map fire regimes: an evaluation of approaches, strategies, and limitations.
Series_Information:
Series_Name: International Journal of Wildland Fire
Issue_Identification: 12: 309-322
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Holsinger, L., R.E. Keane, B. Steele, M.C. Reeves, and S.D. Pratt.
Title:
Assessing departure of current vegetation conditions from historical simulations of vegetation across large landscapes.
Other_Citation_Details:
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory. RMRS-GTR-[In prep.]
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Keane, R.E., R. Parsons and P. Hessburg
Publication_Date: 20020101
Title:
Estimating historical range and variation of landscape patch dynamics: limitations of the simulation approach
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Ecological Modeling
Issue_Identification: 151:29-49
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Keane, R.E., L. Holsinger, and S. Pratt
Publication_Date: 20060101
Title:
Simulating historical landscape dynamics using the landscape fire succession model LANDSUM version 4.0
Other_Citation_Details:
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory. RMRS-GTR-171CD.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Pratt, S.D., L. Holsinger, and R.E. Keane
Title:
Modeling historical reference conditions for vegetation and fire regimes using simulation modeling.
Other_Citation_Details:
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory. RMRS-GTR-[In prep.]

Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
LANDFIRE 1.0.5/1.1.0 layers were created by linking the BpS Group attribute in the BpS layer with the Refresh Model Tracker (RMT) data and assigning the Succession Classes attribute.
Process_Date: 20111031
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Metadata updated
Process_Date: 20111116
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
For a detailed definition and discussion on LANDFIRE, refer to <https://www.landfire.gov>
Process_Date: 20130831
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: 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: custserv@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1600, CT M-F (-6h CST/-5h CDT GMT)

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Grid Cell
Row_Count: 23553
Column_Count: 7783
Vertical_Count: 1

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: sclass
Entity_Type_Definition: Succession Classes
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: Succession class
Attribute_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: A Succession Class
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: A Succession Class
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: B Succession Class
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: C Succession Class
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: D Succession Class
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: E Succession Class
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
UN Uncharacteristic Native Vegetation Cover / Structure / Composition
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 7
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: UE Uncharacteristic Exotic Vegetation
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
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 131
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Barren
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 132
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Sparsely Vegetated
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: -9999
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NoData
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: Label
Attribute_Definition: Succession classes label
Attribute_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Succession Class A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Succession Class B
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Succession Class C
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Succession Class D
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Succession Class E
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Uncharacteristic Native Vegetation Cover / Structure / Composition
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 7
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Uncharacteristic Exotic Vegetation
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
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 131
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Barren
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 132
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Sparsely Vegetated
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: LANDFIRE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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: Description
Attribute_Definition: Succession classes description
Attribute_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Label descriptions
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: R
Attribute_Definition: Red color value
Attribute_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 255
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: G
Attribute_Definition: Green color value
Attribute_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 255
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: B
Attribute_Definition: Blue color value
Attribute_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 255
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Red
Attribute_Definition: Red color value/255
Attribute_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Green
Attribute_Definition: Green color value/255
Attribute_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Blue
Attribute_Definition: Blue color value/255
Attribute_Definition_Source: Landfire
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
ValueLabelDescription-9999NODATANODATA1ASuccession Class A2BSuccession Class B3CSuccession Class C4DSuccession Class D5ESuccession Class E6UNUncharacteristic Native Vegetation Cover / Structure / Composition7UEUncharacteristic Exotic Vegetation111WaterWater112Snow / IceSnow / Ice120UrbanUrban131BarrenBarren132Sparsely VegetatedSparsely Vegetated180AgricultureAgriculture
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: LANDFIRE Succession Classes

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
Format_Specification: Raster
Transfer_Size: 26.98
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <https://landfire.cr.usgs.gov/viewer>
Fees: None
Turnaround: Variable

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070201
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Geological Survey, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
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_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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