November 2019: THANKS, Product Release, LF Remap Webinars
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As 2019 winds down, LANDFIRE offers a sincere thank you to all who contributed to the program this year. LF is a cornerstone of a fully integrated national data information framework that is developing and improving vegetation and fuels products to support strategic fire and resource management planning and analysis. 
As we have done for the last 15 years
, LF expresses our gratitude to our users, scientists, ecologists, mappers, fuels and fire specialists, colleagues, and our support personnel for all you do. 
Happy Thanksgiving!
The Nature Conservancy
Utah State Univ Forestry Extension
State Agencies
Conservation Biology Institute
Wisconsin DNR
USDA Forest Service
US Department of the Interior
US Department of Defense
Joint Fire Science Program
North Central GeoArea Products Released
LF Remap, the comprehensive mapping effort to create a new base map data suite representing 2016 ground conditions, met its 2019 product release schedule a little early with the North Central GeoArea products. This area was released early in November, bringing the total of on-time products to four GeoAreas, including the Northwest, Southwest, and South Central regions.
LF Remap is designed to produce vegetation and fuels data to support and inform wildland fire and ecological decision systems in management, IT systems, analysis, assessments and so on. By using consistent methodologies and processes, and incorporating current satellite imagery, contemporary data sources, user contributed field plot data, and the latest software and hardware technologies, the resulting LF Remap products will offer significant improvements to all previous versions. More info about LF Remap can be found on the LF website.
From May-November, 2019, LANDFIRE offered a series of webinars tied to product releases. Northwest and Southwest GeoArea webinars have concluded. Look for more webinars in 2020! 

Although the Northwest and Southwest GeoArea webinars have concluded, you can view or get downloads in the links below. NOTE: while the application examples are from these regions, LF Remap information is pertinent to all releases across the country. 

PDF's of the webinars are also available: 
The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) new web portal "Geospatial Conservation Atlas" presents interactive maps and apps, including links to LF resources. Additionally, a section in the map gallery is given to "LANDFIRE: All-lands Foundational Data," a description of LF, various applications, and a closer look at work in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks to TNC-LF's Kori Blankenship for the cartography on the latter.  

RELATED NEWS: TNC released its first Geospatial Conservation Annual Report, available online now and in hard copy later in November. The report provides a baseline of the Conservancy’s 2019 geospatial work, presents use cases that illustrate ways that technology supports conservation, and examines emerging opportunities where TNC can best leverage geospatial technology to protect, conserve, and restore ecosystems around the globe. LF is one of 14 studies (p. 23) that the GIS Leadership Council selected to represent work being done in the United States and Island Territories. Thanks to TNC-LF Communications Lead Jeannie Patton for co-editing the report. 
Conservation Gateway
Conservation Gateway
The LANDFIRE Program is a cooperative agreement between the USDA Forest Service, agencies of the Department of the Interior, and The Nature Conservancy. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, the Program is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
Henry Bastian
DOI Business Lead
Frank Fay
USFS Business Lead
Chris Torbert
USGS Project Manager
Jim Smith
TNC-LF Project Lead
Birgit Peterson
USGS-LF Technical Lead
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