LANDFIRE.HI_130VCC

Metadata Updated: November 12, 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 Project produces maps of simulated historical fire regimes and vegetation conditions using the LANDSUM landscape succession and disturbance dynamics model. The LANDFIRE Project also produces maps of current vegetation and measurements of current vegetation departure from simulated historical reference conditions.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: Vegetation Condition Class (VCC) is a reclassification of the Vegetation Departure layer. Refer to the Data Summary and metadata for the Vegetation Departure layer (VDEP) to review how that data is created. Vegetation Condition Classes are defined in two ways, the original 3 category system from Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC), and a new 6 category system. For the original 3 category system, the VDEP value is reclassified as follows: Condition Class I: VDEP value from 0 to 33 (Low Departure), Class II: VDEP value between 34 - 66 (Moderate Departure), and Condition Class III: VDEP value from 67 to 100 (High Departure). The new 6 category system is defined to provide more resolution to VCC and be collapsible to the old 3 category system. New VCC categories are defined as follows: Condition Class I.A: VDEP between 0 and 16 (Very Low Departure), Condition Class I.B: VDEP between 17 and 33 (Low to Moderate Departure); Condition Class II.A: VDEP between 34 and 50 (Moderate to Low Departure); Condition Class II.B: VDEP between 51 and 66 (Moderate to High Departure); Condition Class III.A: VDEP between 67 and 83 (High to Moderate Departure), and Condition Class III.B: VDEP between 84 and 100 (High Departure).

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Metadata Date February 1, 2007
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2010 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 1, 2007
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2010 (publication)
Responsible Party Wildland Fire Science, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: This product is reproduced from geospatial information prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service and USGS EROS. By removing the contents of this package or taking receipt of these files via electronic file transfer methods, you understand that the data stored on this media is in draft condition. Represented features may not be in an accurate geographic location. The Forest Service and USGS EROS make no expressed or implied warranty, including warranty of merchantability and fitness, with respect to the character, function, or capabilities of the data or their appropriateness for any user's purposes. The Forest Service and USGS EROS reserve the right to correct, update, modify, or replace this geospatial information without notification., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -153.3681839910366
Bbox North Lat 25.17246703156623
Bbox South Lat 18.112857617393107
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Licence This product is reproduced from geospatial information prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service and USGS EROS. By removing the contents of this package or taking receipt of these files via electronic file transfer methods, you understand that the data stored on this media is in draft condition. Represented features may not be in an accurate geographic location. The Forest Service and USGS EROS make no expressed or implied warranty, including warranty of merchantability and fitness, with respect to the character, function, or capabilities of the data or their appropriateness for any user's purposes. The Forest Service and USGS EROS reserve the right to correct, update, modify, or replace this geospatial information without notification.
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