Landscape Versions

LANDFIRE data is available for the conterminous United States and Alaska within IFTDSS. Depending on the location, some or all of the versions in the table below are available. Each version represents a different temporal period.

See the LANDFIRE version 2016 topic for details about the available extent of LANDFIRE 2016 Remap in IFTDSS.

Band number, name, and units for IFTDSS landscapes.
LANDFIRE Version Availability Description
LANDFIRE 2016 (Remap - LF 2.0.0) Northwest, Southwest, South Central & North Central LANDFIRE GeoAreas.* LANDFIRE 2016 is a comprehensive remapping using more current imagery and image processing techniques and represents conditions circa 2016. It is being released incrementally 2019-2021. Disturbances through the calendar year of 2016 are also reflected in this product (disturbances 2017 to present are not).
LANDFIRE 2014 (LF 2014 - LF 1.4.0) Conterminous United States and Alaska LF2014 was an update to LF 2012 to more accurately represent current conditions and account for landscape disturbances that occurred in calendar years 2013 and 2014.
LANDFIRE 2012 (LF 2012 - LF 1.3.0) Conterminous United States and Alaska LF2012 was an update to LF2010 to more accurately represent current conditions and account for landscape disturbances that occurred in calendar years 2011 and 2012.

* As more LANDFIRE GeoAreas are completed, they will be incorporated into IFTDSS. See the LANDFIRE version 2016 topic for details about extent availability. More information about the LANDFIRE Remap schedule is available at https://www.landfire.gov/lf_remap.php . Follow the LANDFIRE LCP link to go directly to LANDFIRE's LCP information and metadata page.

Editing Different LANDFIRE Versions in IFTDSS

In IFTDSS, there are two methods for editing landscapes. Some editing methods require a specific LANDFIRE version or location.

  • Default Fuels Treatment Edit Rule: Available for LANDFIRE 2012 and 2014 data in the Lower 48 states.
  • User Created Edit Rule: Available for all LANDFIRE versions and locations.

    Default Fuels Treatment Edit Rules are not yet compatible with LANDFIRE 2016. Currently, attempting to edit 2016 data with this method will generate a warning message and you will be unable to proceed. In future versions of IFTDSS New Default Fuels Treatment Edit Rules will be developed.

Available editing methods for each LANDFIRE version in IFTDSS for the Lower 48 United States and Alaska.
LANDFIRE Version Location Default Fuels Treatment Edit Rule User Created Edit Rule
LANDFIRE 2016 (Remap - LF 2.0.0) Lower 48 No Yes
Alaska No Yes
LANDFIRE 2014 (LF 2014 - LF 1.4.0) Lower 48 Yes Yes
Alaska No Yes
LANDFIRE 2012 (LF 2012 - LF 1.3.0) Lower 48 Yes Yes
Alaska No Yes

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