Data

Use the interface below to filter and download available NLCD products. Click (here) for NLCD Science Research Products which offer more comprehensive delineation of shrub and grass classes and information about change disturbance. For access to dynamic MRLC viewer applications and tools, click (here).

 

Urban Imperviousness

NLCD imperviousness products represent urban impervious surfaces as a percentage of developed surface over every 30-meter pixel in the United States. NLCD 2019 updates all previously released versions of impervious products for CONUS and provides integrated analysis for all Land Cover dates. It also includes a matching impervious surface descriptor layer. This descriptor layer identifies types of roads, wind tower sites, building locations, and energy production sites to allow a deeper analysis of developed features. No new imperviousness products for Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico are available from NLCD 2019. (Read More)

NLCD Imperviousness (CONUS) All Years

CONUS | 2019, 2016, 2013, 2011, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2001

NLCD 2019 Percent Developed Imperviousness (CONUS)

CONUS | 2019

NLCD 2019 Developed Imperviousness Descriptor (CONUS)

CONUS | 2019

NLCD 2016 Percent Developed Imperviousness (CONUS)

CONUS | 2016

NLCD 2016 Developed Imperviousness Descriptor (CONUS)

CONUS | 2016

NLCD 2013 Developed Imperviousness (CONUS)

CONUS | 2013

NLCD 2013 Developed Imperviousness Descriptor (CONUS)

CONUS | 2013

NLCD 2011 Percent Developed Imperviousness (CONUS)

CONUS | 2011

NLCD 2011 Developed Imperviousness Descriptor (CONUS)

CONUS | 2011

NLCD 2008 Percent Developed Imperviousness (CONUS)

CONUS | 2008

NLCD 2008 Developed Imperviousness Descriptor (CONUS)

CONUS | 2008

NLCD 2006 Percent Developed Imperviousness (CONUS)

CONUS | 2006

NLCD 2006 Developed Imperviousness Descriptor (CONUS)

CONUS | 2006

NLCD 2004 Percent Developed Imperviousness (CONUS)

CONUS | 2004

NLCD 2004 Developed Imperviousness Descriptor (CONUS)

CONUS | 2004

NLCD 2001 Percent Developed Imperviousness (CONUS)

CONUS | 2001

NLCD 2001 Developed Imperviousness Descriptor (CONUS)

CONUS | 2001

RCMAP - Future Projections - 2020s, 2050s, and 2080s

RCMAP projected cover products characterize the fractional (i.e. percentage) cover of shrub, herbaceous, bare ground, litter, sagebrush, and annual herbaceous in each 30-meter pixel in the Western United States. Projected data include three time periods (2020s, 2050s, and 2080s) and two climate scenarios (Representative Concentration Pathways [RCP] 4.5 and 8.5). Component cover were harmonized so that the sum of bare ground, shrub, herbaceous, and litter cover adds to ~100% and secondary components sagebrush and annual herbaceous cover were harmonized to their respective primary components of shrub and herbaceous cover, (so their cover could not be greater than their primary component). These products have been produced by USGS in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management. Component products are designed to be used individually or combined to support a broad variety of applications. Data are packaged by time-period and climate scenarios (six). Please note that some suspect increases in sagebrush cover are projected in the Southern Great Basin and Southern Colorado Plateau, which we interpret as model error. We have developed a mask (see below) to apply to the future sagebrush cover layers. Masked areas meet three criteria: 1) they are within the sagebrush biome (Jeffries and Finn 2019), 2) within the following EPA level 3 ecoregions: Arizona/New Mexico Mountains, Arizona/New Mexico Plateau (excluding the San Luis Valley from the mask), Colorado Plateaus (excluding the Uinta Basin from the mask), Mojave Basin and Range, and Sonoran Basin and Range, and 3) have a maximum of 0% sagebrush cover observed over the 1985-2020 RCMAP time-series. (Read More)

Rangeland – Future Projections 2080s – rcp 4.5

Western U.S. | 2080s

Rangeland – Future Projections 2080s – rcp 8.5

Western U.S. | 2080s

Rangeland – Future Projections 2050s – rcp 4.5

Western U.S. | 2050s

Rangeland – Future Projections 2050s – rcp 8.5

Western U.S. | 2050s

Rangeland – Future Projections 2020s – rcp 4.5

Western U.S. | 2020s

Rangeland – Future Projections 2020s – rcp 8.5

Western U.S. | 2020s

Sagebrush Mask for Future Projections

Western U.S. | 2020s, 2050s, 2080s

RCMAP - Time-Series - Error

The RCMAP product suite includes eight fractional components: annual herbaceous, bare ground, herbaceous, litter, non-sagebrush shrub, perennial herbaceous, sagebrush and shrub, rule-based error maps, and the temporal trends of each. Data characterize the percentage of each 30-meter pixel in the Western United States covered by each component for each year from 1985-2020 - providing change information for 35 years (imagery for 2012 was unavailable). Because of file size limitations, individual component products are packaged in three historic intervals including 1985-1995, 1996-2006, and 2007-2020. (Read More)

RCMAP Annual Herbaceous Cover Rule-Based Error

Western U.S. | 2009-2020

RCMAP Bare Ground Cover Rule-Based Error

Western U.S. | 2009-2020

RCMAP Litter Cover Rule-Based Error

Western U.S. | 2009-2020

RCMAP Sagebrush Cover Rule-Based Error

Western U.S. | 2009-2020

RCMAP Shrub Cover Rule-Based Error

Western U.S. | 2009-2020

RCMAP Bare Ground Cover Rule-Based Error

Western U.S. | 1997-2008

RCMAP Herbaceous Cover Rule-Based Error

Western U.S. | 1997-2008

RCMAP Litter Cover Rule-Based Error

Western U.S. | 1997-2008

RCMAP Sagebrush Cover Rule-Based Error

Western U.S. | 1997-2008

RCMAP Shrub Cover Rule-Based Error

Western U.S. | 1997-2008

RCMAP Annual Herbaceous Cover Rule-Based Error

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP Bare Ground Cover Rule-Based Error

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP Herbaceous Cover Rule-Based Error

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP Litter Cover Rule-Based Error

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP Sagebrush Cover Rule-Based Error

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP Shrub Cover Rule-Based Error

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

Ecological Potential

Rangeland Ecological Potential - Component Cover, Cover Departure, and Vegetation States. Ecological Potential rangeland fractional cover data products represent the potential cover given the most productive, least disturbed, portion of the 1985-2020 Landsat archive. Models used to predict Ecological Potential cover were trained on ecologically intact sites where annual herbaceous cover is low, no known disturbance or land treatment has occurred over the study period, and bare ground cover is relatively lower than expectations (Read More)

Ecological Potential Bare Ground Cover

Western U.S.

Ecological Potential Sagebrush Cover

Western U.S.

Ecological Potential Perennial Herbaceous Cover

Western U.S.

Ecological Potential Litter Cover

Western U.S.

Ecological Potential Shrub Cover

Western U.S.

Percent Error for Ecological Potential Bare Ground

Western U.S.

Percent Error for Ecological Potential Sagebrush

Western U.S.

Percent Error for Ecological Potential Perennial Herbaceous

Western U.S.

Percent Error for Ecological Potential Litter

Western U.S.

Percent Error for Ecological Potential Shrub

Western U.S.

Departure of Bare Ground Cover

Western U.S.

Departure of Sagebrush Cover

Western U.S.

Departure of Perennial Herbaceous Cover

Western U.S.

Departure of Litter Cover

Western U.S.

Departure of Shrub Cover

Western U.S.

Ecological Potential Vegetation State

Western U.S.

2018 Vegetation State

Western U.S.