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LANDFIRE fuel data describe the composition and characteristics of surface and canopy fuel. LANDFIRE fuel products:

Products » Fuel Product Alerts
Surface FuelCanopy Fuel
13 Anderson Fire Behavior Fuel Models- original 13 fire behavior fuel models, represents severe fire conditions
40 Scott and Burgan Fire Behavior Fuel Models - fire behavior fuel model predictions beyond the severe fire season, such as prescribed fire and fire use applications
Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System - Canadian system for rating the risk of forest fires, distributed for Alaska only
Fuel Characteristic Classification System Fuelbeds- provide land managers, regulators, and scientists with a nationally consistent and durable procedure for characterizing and classifying fuels
Fuel Loading Models- surface fuel classification system to characterize wildland surface fuel
Forest Canopy Cover - proportion of the forest floor covered by the vertical projection of the tree crowns
Forest Canopy Height - average height of the top of the vegetated canopy
Forest Canopy Bulk Density - density of available canopy fuel in a stand
Forest Canopy Base Height - average height from the ground to a forest stand's canopy bottom
Fuel Disturbance - integrated composites of individual disturbance years recoded by disturbance type, disturbance severity, and time since disturbance and screened for non-burnable vegetation to meet fuel transition mapping requirements
Landscape (.LCP) file - a service that provides a multi-band raster format used by wildland fire behavior and fire effect simulation models such as FARSITE and FlamMap
LANDFIRE Reference Database (LFRDB) - consists of vegetation and fuel data from geo-referenced sampling units nationwide
Fuel Rulesets Database — standalone fuel rulesets database exported from the LANDFIRE Total Fuel Change Toolbar


These data can be implemented within models to predict wildland fire behavior and effects, and are useful for strategic fuel treatment prioritization and tactical assessment of fire behavior and effects.

Follow the links below to learn more about applications of these data:

TNC's Conservation Gateway


LANDFIRE 2008 data in the Cowychee Mountain Community Wildfire Protection Plan, Yakima, Washington - Making Risk Assessments User-FriendlyPDF


Upper Fraser Valley CWPP and LANDFIRE data: Northern ColoradoPDF
Use of LANDFIRE Data in Wildland Fire Risk Assessment and Multi-Year Fuels Program Planning for Bureau of Indian Affairs, Spokane Agency, & Spokane TribePDF


Project Summary: Supporting Fire and Land Management Across the Nation
Use of LANDFIRE Data Products on Fire Incidents in 2007PDF
Yellowstone Central Plateau Fire Behavior Assessment using LANDFIRE data productsPDF
Data Comparison and Sensitivity Analysis in Yellowstone National ParkPDF


Use of LANDFIRE Data in Wildland Fire Risk Assessment: Ashley Lakes FirePDF
Use of LANDFIRE data in fuels program prioritization and planning: Signal Peak AssessmentPDF


Use of LANDFIRE Data in Wildland Fire Incident Management: Dammeron & Valley Road FiresPDF