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

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 2016 Percent Developed Imperviousness Zone 8 (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2016

NLCD 2016 Developed Impervious Descriptor Zone 8 (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2016

NLCD 2016 Developed Urban Descriptor (ALASKA)

Alaska | 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 Percent Developed Imperviousness Zone 8 (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2011

NLCD 2011 Developed Imperviousness Descriptor (CONUS)

CONUS | 2011

NLCD 2011 to 2016 Developed Imperviousness Zone 8 Change (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2011, 2016

NLCD 2011 Developed Impervious Descriptor Zone 8 (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2011

NLCD 2011 Developed Urban Descriptor (ALASKA)

Alaska | 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

NLCD 2001 to 2011 Developed Imperviousness Zone 8 Change (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001, 2011

NLCD 2001 Percent Developed Imperviousness Zone 8 (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001

NLCD 2001 Percent Developed Impervious (HAWAII)

Islands & Territories | 2001

NLCD 2001 Percent Developed Imperviousness (PUERTO RICO)

Islands & Territories | 2001

NLCD 2001 to 2016 Developed Imperviousness Zone 8 Change (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001, 2016

NLCD 2001 Developed Impervious Descriptor Zone 8 (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001

NLCD 2001 Developed Urban Descriptor (ALASKA)

Alaska | 2001

RCMAP - Time-Series

The RCMAP product suite consists of 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. Trend analysis for each component is also available as a zip file for the full 1985-2020 period to help users understand the magnitude of change. (Read More)

RCMAP Annual Herbaceous Cover

Western U.S. | 2009-2020

RCMAP Shrub Cover

Western U.S. | 2009-2020

RCMAP Sagebrush Cover

Western U.S. | 2009-2020

RCMAP Litter Cover

Western U.S. | 2009-2020

RCMAP Herbaceous Cover

Western U.S. | 2009-2020

RCMAP Bare Ground Cover

Western U.S. | 2009-2020

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 Herbaceous Cover Rule-Based Error

| 2009-2020

RCMAP Litter Cover Rule-Based Error

Western U.S. | 2009-2020

RCMAP Non-sagebrush Shrub Cover

Western U.S. | 2009-2020

RCMAP Perennial Herbaceous Cover

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 Shrub Cover

Western U.S. | 1997-2008

RCMAP Sagebrush Cover

Western U.S. | 1997-2008

RCMAP Litter Cover

Western U.S. | 1997-2008

RCMAP Herbaceous Cover

Western U.S. | 1997-2008

RCMAP Bare Ground Cover

Western U.S. | 1997-2008

RCMAP Annual Herbaceous Cover

Western U.S. | 1997-2008

RCMAP Annual Herbaceous Cover Rule-Based Error

Western U.S. | 1997-2008

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 Non-sagebrush Shrub Cover

Western U.S. | 1997-2008

RCMAP Perennial Herbaceous Cover

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 Shrub Cover

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP Sagebrush Cover

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP Litter Cover

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP Herbaceous Cover

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP Bare Ground Cover

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP Annual Herbaceous Cover

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

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 Non-sagebrush Shrub Cover

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP Perennial Herbaceous Cover

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.