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Updated NLCD 2016 Shrubland Fractional Components Now Available
Published Nov 18, 2019
The USGS in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management and other MRLC partners has produced additional NLCD products for Western U.S. shrubland areas. This suite of products contains nine components, with component values representing the proportion (fractional vegetation) of each 30 m pixel.
The US Forest Service, in collaboration with the MRLC consortium, is pleased to announce the release of the NLCD 2016 CONUS tree canopy cover. With this release, the 2011 and 2016 tree canopy products, along with a 2011 to 2016 change analysis product, are now available for download. These tree canopy products have values representing the percentage of canopy cover for each 30 m pixel in the conterminous U.S.
In May, 2019, the USGS released a new generation of the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) named NLCD 2016 for the conterminous U.S. As a follow-up to this, the USGS is now releasing three new “NLCD 2016 Science Research Products,” which represent intermediate products used in the generation of NLCD 2016 land cover. These three products include a change disturbance layer across the years 1986-2016, a disturbance date layer that relates to the current 2001 to 2016 NLCD land cover epochs, and a more comprehensive class delineation of shrub and grass classes.