LANDFIRE (LF) 2010 was an update to LF2008 to more accurately represent current conditions and account for landscape disturbances that occurred in CY 2009 and 2010. Disturbances include: treatment activities such as wildland fire, fuel and vegetation treatments, mortality from insects and disease, storm damage, invasive plants, and other natural or anthropogenic events.
LF 2010 used airborne and spaceborne lidar, and spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) to map vegetation structure in areas where ground-based field information was lacking, including Alaska and U.S.-affiliated islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific.
Several enhancements were made to the existing vegetation type layer in LF 2010:
An additional component of LF 2010 was mapping U.S.-affiliated islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific. A subset of the LF products, including topographic layers, existing vegetation, and fuels, were produced for: American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI), the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, the Marshall Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
LF 2010 Update Product categories: