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).

 

Land Cover

The National Land Cover Database (NLCD) provides nationwide data on land cover and land cover change at a 30m resolution with a 16-class legend based on a modified Anderson Level II classification system. NLCD 2019 represents the latest evolution of NLCD land cover products focused on providing innovative land cover and land cover change data for the Nation. NLCD 2019 offers 8 integrated epochs of land cover for years 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2016, and 2019. Developed classes in these years are directly derived from percent developed impervious surface and include a descriptor label that identifies the type of each impervious surface pixel. The NLCD Land Cover change index combines information from all years of land cover change and provides a simple and comprehensive way to visualize change from all 8 dates of land cover in a single layer. The change index was designed to assist NLCD users to understand complex land cover change with a single product. NLCD 2019 does not yet contain updated products for Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. (Read More)

NLCD Land Cover Change Index (CONUS)

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

NLCD Land Cover (CONUS) All Years

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

NLCD 2016 Land Cover (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2016

North American Land Change Monitoring System

North America | 2015

NOAA 2011 High Resolution Land Cover (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2011

NLCD 2011 Land Cover (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2011

NLCD 2011 to 2016 Land Cover Change (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2011, 2016

NLCD 2011 from-to 2016 Land Cover Change Pixels (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2011, 2016

NOAA 2005 to 2011 High Resolution Land Cover Change (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2005, 2011

NOAA 2005 Land Cover (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2005

NOAA 2001 to 2005 Land Cover Change (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2001, 2005

NLCD 2001 to 2011 Land Cover Change (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001, 2011

NLCD 2001 from-to 2011 Land Cover Change Pixels (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001, 2011

NLCD 2001 Land Cover (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001

NLCD 2001 Land Cover (PUERTO RICO)

Islands & Territories | 2001

NLCD 2001 Land Cover (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2001

NLCD 2001 to 2016 Land Cover Change (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001, 2016

NLCD 2001 from-to 2016 Land Cover Change Pixels (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001, 2016

Exotic Annual Grass

The Exotic Annual Grass (EAG) abundance dataset provides early season percent cover estimate of the exotic grass species in 30m spatial resolution for a mapped year in rangeland ecosystems of western United States. We plan to release these EAG estimates multiple times each year in early growing season. EAG is a continuous field consisting of abundance of non-native grass species whose life history is complete in one growing season. Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) is a dominant species but this dataset also includes Bromus arvensis L., Bromus briziformis, Bromus catharticus Vahl, Bromus commutatus, Bromus diandrus, Bromus hordeaceus L., Bromus hordeaceus spp. Hordeaceus, Bromus japonicus, Bromus madritensis L., Bromus madritensis L. ssp. rubens (L.) Duvin, Bromus racemosus, Bromus rubens L., Bromus secalinus L., Bromus texensis (Shear) Hitch, and medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae). A main objective of releasing these maps is to provide a tool for better monitoring EAG dynamics and informing conservation and management efforts at local to regional scales. (Read More)

Exotic Annual Grass Percent Cover - May 2021

Western U.S. | 2021

Exotic Annual Grass Percent Cover - July 2021

Western U.S. | 2021

Exotic Annual Grass Confidence Level - July 2021

Western U.S. | 2021

Exotic Annual Grass Confidence Level - May 2021

Western U.S. | 2021

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.