The 1990-2010 wildland-urban interface of the conterminous United States - geospatial data (2nd edition)
  • Volker C. Radeloff
    University of Wisconsin
  • David P. Helmers
  • Heather Anu Kramer
  • Miranda H. Mockrin
    US Forest Service, Northern Research Station
  • Patricia M. Alexandre
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Avi Bar Massada
  • Van Butsic
  • Todd J. Hawbaker
    US Geological Survey
  • Sebasti├ín Martinuzzi
  • Alexandra D. Syphard
  • Susan I. Stewart
    US Forest Service, Northern Research Station
  • US Forest Service, Research Data Archive
Funding Source(s):
  • US Forest Service
  • US Forest Service, Northern Research Station
Publication Date: 2017

Cataloging Information

  • biodiversity
  • GIS - geographic information system
  • habitat fragmentation
  • housing
  • invasive species
  • land cover
Geospatial Information:
xMax: -65.2549 , xMin: -127.9771 , yMax: 51.6495 , yMin: 22.7687 , Datum: WGS84
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Record Last Modified: August 20, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 25790


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) for the conterminous United States from 1990-2010. These data are useful within a GIS for mapping and analysis at national, state, and local levels. Data are available as a geodatabase and include information such as housing and population densities for 1990, 2000, and 2010; wildland vegetation percentages for 1992, 2001, and 2011; as well as WUI classes in 1990, 2000, and 2010. [This data product is archived in the USFS Research Data Archive, number RDS-2015-0012-2.]

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