Rapid Assessment of Vegetation Condition after Wildfire (RAVG) Canopy Cover Percent Change (Map Service)

Metadata Updated: December 3, 2020

The USDA Forest Service Rapid Assessment of Vegetation Condition after Wildfire (RAVG) program produces geospatial data and maps of post-fire vegetation condition using standardized change detection methods based on Landsat or similar multispectral satellite imagery. RAVG data products characterize vegetation condition within a fire perimeter, and include estimates of percent change in basal area (BA), percent change in canopy cover (CC), and a standardized composite burn index (CBI). Standard thematic products include 7-class percent change in basal area (BA-7), 5-class percent change in canopy cover (CC-5), and 4-class CBI (CBI-4). Contingent upon the availability of suitable imagery, RAVG products are prepared for all wildland fires reported within the conterminous United States (CONUS) that include at least 1000 acres of forested National Forest System (NFS) land (500 acres for Regions 8 and 9 as of 2016). Data for individual fires are typically made available within 45 days after fire containment ('initial assessments'). Late-season fires, however, may be deferred until the following spring or summer ('extended assessments'). National mosaics of each thematic product are prepared annually. Mosaics of extended assessments, if any, are provided separately from initial assessment mosaics. This map service includes annual raster mosaics of published CC-5 datasets for fires that burned during calendar years 2013 through 2016, excluding 2016 extended assessments. The associated burned area perimeters are available via the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW, see https://data.fs.usda.gov/geodata/edw/datasets.php).

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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
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Identifier https://data-usfs.hub.arcgis.com/datasets/16891e35e8f340f68ef2198312d49b1a
Data First Published 2017-06-08
Data Last Modified 2019-11-13
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:96
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License https://data-usfs.hub.arcgis.com/datasets/16891e35e8f340f68ef2198312d49b1a/license.json
Metadata Type geospatial
Program Code 005:059
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