The 2010 wildland-urban interface of the conterminous United States - geospatial data
  • Sebasti├ín Martinuzzi
  • Susan I. Stewart
    US Forest Service, Northern Research Station
  • David P. Helmers
  • Miranda H. Mockrin
    US Forest Service, Northern Research Station
  • Roger B. Hammer
    Oregon State University
  • Volker C. Radeloff
    University of Wisconsin
  • US Forest Service, Research Data Archive
Funding Source(s):
  • US Government
Publication Date: 2015

Cataloging Information

  • biota
  • boundaries
  • fire potential
  • fragmentation
  • sprawl
  • structure
Geospatial Information:
xMax: -66.6627 , xMin: -125.0132 , yMax: 49.3782 , yMin: 25.1196 , Datum: WGS84
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Record Last Modified: August 20, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 20395


The wildland-urban interface (WUI) is the area where houses meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland vegetation. This makes the WUI a focal area for human-environment conflicts such as wildland fires, habitat fragmentation, invasive species, and biodiversity decline. Using geographic information systems (GIS), we integrated U.S. Census and USGS National Land Cover Data, to map the Federal Register definition of WUI (Federal Register 66:751, 2001). These data are useful within a GIS for mapping and analysis at national, state, and local levels. [This data product is archived in the USFS Research Data Archive, number RDS-2015-0012.]

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