Landfire Environmental Site Potential

Metadata Updated: May 2, 2019

LANDFIRE (LF) existing vegetation layers describe the following elements: existing vegetation type (EVT), existing vegetation canopy cover (EVC), and existing vegetation height (EVH). These layers are created using predictive landscape models based on extensive field-referenced data, satellite imagery and biophysical gradient layers using classification and regression trees. LF potential vegetation layers describe the following elements: bio-physical settings (BPS) and environmental site potential (ESP). These layers are created using predictive landscape models based on extensive field-referenced data and biophysical gradient layers using classification and regression trees.The Environmental Site Potential (ESP) layer represents the vegetation that could be supported at a given site based on the biophysical environment. Map units are based on NatureServe's Ecological Systems classification and represent the natural plant communities that may have been present during the reference period. ESP map units represent the natural plant communities that would become established at late or climax stages of successional development in the absence of disturbance. They reflect the current climate and physical environment, as well as the competitive potential of native plant species. The ESP concept is similar to that used in classifications of potential vegetation, including habitat types and plant associations. ESP is used in LANDFIRE (LF) to inform the existing vegetation and fuel mapping processes.

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Metadata Created Date October 12, 2018
Metadata Updated Date May 2, 2019

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date October 12, 2018
Metadata Updated Date May 2, 2019
Publisher U.S. Forest Service
Unique Identifier http://enterprisecontent-usfs.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/e18cdc004e4d4acba25fed7bc08a239c
Maintainer
USFS AGOL Admin
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:96
Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Harvest Object Id 3f8ad558-2c37-448e-a148-ac72593adeb2
Harvest Source Id 50ca39af-9ddb-466d-8cf3-84d67a204346
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Data First Published 2018-10-10
Homepage URL http://enterprisecontent-usfs.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/e18cdc004e4d4acba25fed7bc08a239c
License https://hub.arcgis.com/api/v2/datasets/e18cdc004e4d4acba25fed7bc08a239c/license
Data Last Modified 2018-10-12
Program Code 005:059
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash c40a95d0618d93025f89313f44c886c022010f2e
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial -180.0,-90.0,180.0,90.0

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