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RMRS-GTR-175: The LANDFIRE Prototype Project: nationally consistent and locally relevant geospatial data for wildland fire management


Rollins, Matthew G.; Frame, Christine K., tech. eds. 2006. The LANDFIRE Prototype Project: nationally consistent and locally relevant geospatial data for wildland fire management. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-175. Fort Collins: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 416 p.

The Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools Prototype Project, or LANDFIRE Prototype Project, began in April of 2002 and ended in April of 2005. The project was funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and U.S. Department of the Interior. The objectives of the LANDFIRE Prototype Project were to develop the methods, tools, and protocols for producing consistent and comprehensive digital maps of current vegetation composition and structure, wildland fuel, historical fire regimes, and fire regime condition class (FRCC) to be applied across the entire United States at a 30-meter spatial resolution. The LANDFIRE Prototype Project was conducted in two large study areas: the first in the highlands of central Utah and the second in the northern Rocky Mountains of Idaho and Montana. The LANDFIRE Prototype Project involved the compilation of a large field-referenced database to serve as training data for developing predictive landscape models; the development of Landsat image catalogs and biophysical gradient layers to serve as spatial predictors for mapping vegetation and wildland fuel characteristics; the development of vegetation and fuel map unit classifications; the development of a suite of vegetation dynamics models for simulating vegetation development over time; the implementation of a landscape succession model (LANDSUMv4) for simulating historical fire regimes and vegetation reference conditions; and the development of maps of surface and canopy fuel and fire effects fuel models for application in wildland fire management planning. This report describes the scientific foundations of LANDFIRE and provides details on the methods and results of the LANDFIRE Prototype Project.

Keywords and phrases: Mapping wildland fuel, Mapping fire regimes, Geographic Information Systems, Remote sensing, Fire ecology, Fire behavior, Wildland fire management


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Chapter 1 - Executive Summary
Matthew G. Rollins, Robert E. Keane, and Zhiliang Zhu
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Chapter 2 - An Overview of the LANDFIRE Prototype Project
Matthew G. Rollins, Robert E. Keane, Zhiliang Zhu, and James P. Menakis
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Chapter 3 - The Scientific Foundation of the LANDFIRE Prototype Project
Robert E. Keane and Matthew Rollins
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Chapter 4 - The LANDFIRE Prototype Project Reference Database
John F. Caratti
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Chapter 5 - Development of Biophysical Gradient Layers for the LANDFIRE Prototype Project
Lisa Holsinger, Robert E. Keane, Russell Parsons, and Eva Karau
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Chapter 6 - Developing the LANDFIRE Vegetation and Biophysical Settings Map Unit Classifications for the LANDFIRE Prototype Project
Jennifer L. Long, Melanie Miller, James P. Menakis, and Robert E. Keane
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Chapter 7 - Mapping Potential Vegetation Type for the LANDFIRE Prototype Project
Tracey S. Frescino and Matthew G. Rollins
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Chapter 8 - Mapping Existing Vegetation Composition and Structure for the LANDFIRE Prototype Project
Zhiliang Zhu, James Vogelmann, Donald Ohlen, Jay Kost, Xuexia Chen, and Brian Tolk
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Chapter 9 - Vegetation Succession Modeling for the LANDFIRE Prototype Project
Donald Long, B. John (Jack) Losensky, and Donald Bedunah
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Chapter 10 - Using Simulation Modeling to Assess Historical Reference Conditions for Vegetation and Fire Regimes for the LANDFIRE Prototype Project
Sarah Pratt, Lisa Holsinger, and Robert E. Keane
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Chapter 11 - Using Historical Simulations of Vegetation to Assess Departure of Current Vegetation Conditions across Large Landscapes
Lisa Holsinger, Robert E. Keane, Brian Steele, Matthew C. Reeves, and Sarah Pratt
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Chapter 12 - Mapping Wildland Fuel across Large Regions for the LANDFIRE Prototype Project
Robert E. Keane, Tracey Frescino, Matthew C. Reeves, and Jennifer L. Long
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Chapter 13 - Perspectives on LANDFIRE Prototype Project Accuracy Assessment
James Vogelmann, Zhiliang Zhu, Jay Kost, Brian Tolk, and Donald Ohlen
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Chapter 14 - Dissemination of LANDFIRE Prototype Project Data
Jeff Eidenshink
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Title: RMRS-GTR-175: The LANDFIRE Prototype Project: nationally consistent and locally relevant geospatial data for wildland fire management
Electronic Publish Date: September 15, 2006
Last Update:
September 15, 2006

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