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LANDFIRE Vegetation Modeling Tools

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LANDFIRE Vegetation Models have seen widespread application in TNC, with partners and with numerous organizations. The software platform that is used to develop the models is in the public domain and can be downloaded free of charge.

These vegetation modeling tools are most applicable for those who

  • want or need to understand the disturbance ecology of an ecological system
  • are curious regarding how early seral characteristics show on the landscape under natural disturbance regimes
  • need base state-and-transition models to support scenario analysis
  • want to develop Key Ecological Attributes for an Ecological System, and/or
  • need to compare an ecological system’s historic or reference conditions with current conditions.