LANDFIRE Collaboration: BpS Review Nearing Completion


​LANDFIRE produced and delivered state-and-transition models for every ecosystem (Biophysical Settings, or BpS) mapped by the program over more than a decade. The models and descriptions combined offer information about vegetation dynamics, structure, and composition on lands across the U.S. prior to Euro-American settlement. Not only are the models and descriptions important internally to the LANDFIRE Program, they are used across the nation in a spectacular array of applications and landscapes.  
LANDFIRE is about to complete a two-year review of BpS models and descriptions - the first complete update since they were developed and delivered between 2005 and 2009. The review entailed experts reading and commenting on the descriptions (each a 4-to-10 page MS-Word document), after which the LF team read the new reviews and incorporated the updated information into description documents.

Because LANDFIRE is committed to a collaborative process, incorporating the knowledge and experience of experts in fields of vegetation and fire ecology has been a critical component. Read our short overview about the first phases of the review: "What We Did, What You Did, and Why It Matters."

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