Wildfire Hazard Potential, Version 2018 Classified (Image Service)

Metadata Updated: January 6, 2021

The wildfire hazard potential (WHP) is a raster geospatial product at 270-meter resolution covering all lands in the conterminous United States. It can help to inform evaluations of wildfire risk or prioritization of fuels management needs across very large landscapes (millions of acres). Our specific objective with the WHP map is to depict the relative potential for wildfire that would be difficult for suppression resources to contain. For more information, please visit: https://www.firelab.org/project/wildfire-hazard-potential.

This data publication is a second edition. The first edition (https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2015-0046) represents WHP mapped in 2014, depicting landscape conditions as of 2010. This second edition is the 2018 version, and depicts landscape conditions as of 2012. (See \Supplements\WHP2014_to_2018_ChangeSummary.pdf for a summary of the changes between the first and second editions of these data.) To check for the latest version of the WHP geospatial data and map graphics, as well as documentation on the mapping process, see: https://www.firelab.org/project/wildland-fire-potential. Details about the Wildfire Hazard Potential mapping process can be found in Dillon et al. 2015. Steps described in this paper about weighting for crown fire potential have been dropped in the 2018 version due to changes to the FSim modeling products used as the primary inputs to WHP mapping. The FSim products used to create the 2018 version of WHP can be found here in Short et al. 2016. Dillon, Gregory K.; Menakis, James; Fay, Frank. 2015. Wildland fire potential: A tool for assessing wildfire risk and fuels management needs. In: Keane, Robert E.; Jolly, Matt; Parsons, Russell; Riley, Karin. Proceedings of the large wildland fires conference; May 19-23, 2014; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-73. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 60-76. https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/49429 Short, Karen C.; Finney, Mark A.; Scott, Joe H.; Gilbertson-Day, Julie W.; Grenfell, Isaac C. 2016. Spatial dataset of probabilistic wildfire risk components for the conterminous United States. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. This dataset can be downloaded at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/rds/archive/Product/RDS-2015-0046-2

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Metadata Created Date December 3, 2020
Metadata Updated Date January 6, 2021

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Metadata Created Date December 3, 2020
Metadata Updated Date January 6, 2021
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Data Last Modified 2020-12-04
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