Landfire Fire Regime Groups (Hawaii) (Image Service)

Metadata Updated: December 3, 2020

Broad-scale alterations of historical fire regimes and vegetation dynamics have occurred in many landscapes in the U.S. through the combined influence of land management practices, fire exclusion, ungulate herbivory, insect and disease outbreaks, climate change, and invasion of non-native plant species. The LANDFIRE Program produces maps of historical fire regimes and vegetation conditions using the disturbance dynamics model VDDT. LANDFIRE also produces maps of current vegetation and measurements of current vegetation departure from simulated historical reference conditions. These maps support fire and landscape management planning outlined in the goals of the National Fire Plan, Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy, and the Healthy Forests Restoration Act.Data Summary: The Fire Regime Groups layer characterizes the presumed historical fire regimes within landscapes based on interactions between vegetation dynamics, fire spread, fire effects, and spatial context (Hann and others 2004). Fire regime group definitions have been altered from previous applications (Hann & Bunnell 2001; Schmidt and others 2002; Wildland Fire Communicator's Guide) to best approximate the definitions outlined in the Interagency FRCC Guidebook. These definitions were refined to create discrete, mutually exclusive criteria. This layer was created by linking the BpS layer to the Fire Regime Group rulesets. This geospatial product should display a reasonable approximation of Fire Regime Group, as documented in the Refresh Model Tracker. The Historical Fire Regime Groups data layer categorizes simulated mean fire return intervals and fire severities into five fire regimes defined in the Interagency Fire Regime Condition Class Guidebook. The classes are defined as follows: Fire Regime I: 0 to 35 year frequency, low to mixed severity Fire Regime II: 0 to 35 year frequency, replacement severity Fire Regime III: 35 to 200 year frequency, low to mixed severity Fire Regime IV: 35 to 200 year frequency, replacement severity Fire Regime V: 200+ year frequency, any severity Additional data layer values were included to represent Water (111), Snow / Ice (112), Barren (131), and Sparsely Vegetated (132). Vegetated areas that never burned during the simulations were included in the category Indeterminate Fire Regime Characteristics (133); these vegetation types either had no defined fire behavior or had extremely low probabilities of fire ignition. Metadata and Downloads

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Metadata Created Date December 3, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2020

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 3, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2020
Publisher U.S. Forest Service
Unique Identifier Unknown
Data First Published 2019-08-09
Data Last Modified 2020-06-10
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:96
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