LANDFIRE 2010 v1.2.0

Last updated on 6/28/2013 12:41:09 PM.

Landscape Data Introduction

WFDSS uses the aspect, slope, elevation, fuel model, canopy cover, canopy base height (CBH), canopy bulk density (CBD), and stand height layers to a create landscape file that displays fuels, topography and canopy information simultaneously (go to the Intelligence or Incidents - Situation page, or for fire behavior modeling, go to the Analysis page). Similar to the LANDFIRE data, all values are measured with the metric system:


Unit of Measure







canopy base height


canopy bulk density


canopy cover


stand height


fire behavior fuel model

40 or 13 (user selected)

Last updated on 3/17/2017 12:39:42 PM.

Fire Behavior Modeling Considerations with LANDFIRE 2010 v1.2.0

Note: Because these data can be downloaded and used in multiple places or use different fire modeling tools within WFDSS, there are other ramifications for using all the various datasets in FSPro, short-term fire behavior, near-term fire behavior, etc. Consequently, you should calibrate the final selected crown fire method to observed fire behavior and adjust it to the local area.



Landscape 2010 v1.2.0

Landfire 2010 v1.2.0 data for the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii were delivered in 2013. LANDFIRE (LF) 2010 was an update to LF2008 to more accurately represent current conditions and account for landscape disturbances that occurred in CY 2009 and 2010. Disturbances include: treatment activities such as wildland fire, fuel and vegetation treatments, mortality from insects and disease, storm damage, invasive plants, and other natural or anthropogenic events.

LF 2010 used airborne and spaceborne lidar, and spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) to map vegetation structure in areas where ground-based field information was lacking, including Alaska and U.S.-affiliated islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific.

Several enhancements were made to the existing vegetation type layer in LF 2010:

If you are selecting the KBDI version of this data (Available only in they Southeastern U>S>), please click here for more information on how that layer is automatically adjusted for drought conditions.