In this update:


LANDFIRE OFFICE HOUR;Using LANDFIRE to map bee species habitat preferencesWe're back!
Office Hours Returns Next Wednesday

(Only) three more Office Hours of 2022:


September 28, 1 pm (ET):
Topic: Wildfire Risk to Communities: New features and data.
Guest: Greg Dillon, Director US Forest Service, Fire Modeling Institute, Rocky Mountain Research Station

October 26, 1 pm (ET): 
Topic: Snag Hazard Mapping to Reduce Risk to Wildland Fire Responders
Guest: Karin Riley, Research Ecologist, US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station & Kit O'Connor, Research Ecologist, US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

December 7, 1 pm (ET): 
Topic: How are LANDFIRE's Vegetation & Cover products mapped?
Guest: Daryn Dockter, Vegetation Scientist, KBR

  • 15-20 minutes: The speaker(s) provide a quick summary of their work and how it intersects with LANDFIRE data and products
  • 35-45 minutes: Anything goes from our LANDFIRE audience. Bring your LANDFIRE related questions, queries and problems and we will do our best to provide real-time help.
The LANDFIRE 2020 Update (LF 2020): Almost complete!elevation map, LANDFIRE 2020

The final products will be released at the end of this month (September 2022), concluding this version. Included in this release is the latest LF Public Events Geodatabase and the Fire Regime suite of products, including Vegetation Departure Index (VDep), Succession Class (SClass), and Vegetation Condition Class (VCC) for both Hawaii and the Conterminous U.S. To learn more about LF 2020 see the dedicated web page here.
Alaska BpS Update:

From Fall 2021 - Winter 2022, LANDFIRE solicited expert review of the Biophysical Settings (BpS) models and descriptions in Alaska. We would like to thank the many individuals who participated in one of our four review work sessions or provided written comments. We are happy to report that nearly half of the BpS models were reviewed by local experts. Our team is currently collaborating with the Alaska Center for Conservation Science and NatureServe to update and improve the BpS models and descriptions based on the feedback we received. Stay tuned for more information on the release of these products.
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LF Technical Lead 
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