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 2016 represents the latest evolution of NLCD land cover products focused on providing innovative land cover and land cover change data for the Nation. NLCD 2016 offers 7 integrated epochs of land cover for years 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013, and 2016. Developed classes in these years are directly derived from and updated following the impervious surface cycle. These products update all previously released versions of landcover products for CONUS (NLCD 2001, NLCD 2006, NLCD 2011). New for NLCD 2016 is the NLCD Land Cover Change Index. The NLCD Land Cover change index provides a simple and comprehensive way to visualize change from all 7 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 2016 does not yet contain updated products for Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. (Read More)

NLCD Land Cover Change Index (CONUS)

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

NLCD Land Cover (CONUS) All Years

CONUS | 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

Rangeland – Basemap

NLCD 2016 Shrub Component products characterize the percentage of each 30-meter pixel in the Western United States covered by shrub, herbaceous, bare ground, litter, sagebrush, big sagebrush and annual herbaceous, along with estimating shrub height and sagebrush height. 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. Please note these new Revised (071520) rangeland products will differ from the first generation of circa 2016 fractional cover maps, a more aggressive masking of tree canopy cover was applied to each rangeland component. Specifically, we have lowered the tree canopy cover threshold for exclusion from 40 to 25%. For pixels with 1-25% tree canopy cover we ensured that our primary components (shrub, herbaceous, litter, and bare ground) cover summed to 100% when added with the tree canopy. And, for the secondary components (sagebrush, big sagebrush, sagebrush height and shrub height) we reconciled to the primary component (shrub), excluding any pinyon-juniper woodlands. (Read More)

NLCD 2016 All Rangeland Fractional Components

Western U.S. | 2016

NLCD 2016 Bare Ground Rangeland Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 2016

NLCD 2016 Big Sagebrush Rangeland Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 2016

NLCD 2016 Annual Herbaceous Rangeland Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 2016

NLCD 2016 Herbaceous Rangeland Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 2016

NLCD 2016 Litter Rangeland Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 2016

NLCD 2016 Sagebrush Rangeland Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 2016

NLCD 2016 Sagebrush Height Rangeland Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 2016

NLCD 2016 Shrub Rangeland Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 2016

NLCD 2016 Shrub Height Rangeland Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 2016

Rangeland - Historical Time-Series – BIT

NLCD shrub component historical (Back in Time [BIT]) products characterize the percentage of each 30-meter pixel in the Western United States covered by shrub, sagebrush, herbaceous, annual herbaceous, litter and bare ground for each year from 1985-2018 - providing change trends for 33 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 2007-2018. Trend analysis for each component is also available as a zip file for the full 1985-2018 period to help users understand the magnitude of change. (Read More)

NLCD BIT Shrub Fractional Component (Time Series Trends)

Western U.S. | Time Series Trends

NLCD BIT Sagebrush Fractional Component (Time Series Trends)

Western U.S. | Time Series Trends

NLCD BIT Litter Fractional Component (Time Series Trends)

Western U.S. | Time Series Trends

NLCD BIT Herbaceous Fractional Component (Time Series Trends)

Western U.S. | Time Series Trends

NLCD BIT Bare Ground Fractional Component (Time Series Trends)

Western U.S. | Time Series Trends

NLCD BIT Annual Herbaceous Fractional (Time Series Trends)

Western U.S. | Time Series Trends

NLCD BIT Annual Herbaceous Fractional

Western U.S. | 2007-2018

NLCD BIT Shrub Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 2007-2018

NLCD BIT Sagebrush Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 2007-2018

NLCD BIT Litter Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 2007-2018

NLCD BIT Herbaceous Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 2007-2018

NLCD BIT Bare Ground Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 2007-2018

NLCD BIT Shrub Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 1996-2006

NLCD BIT Sagebrush Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 1996-2006

NLCD BIT Litter Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 1996-2006

NLCD BIT Herbaceous Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 1996-2006

NLCD BIT Bare Ground Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 1996-2006

NLCD BIT Annual Herbaceous Fractional

Western U.S. | 1996-2006

NLCD BIT Shrub Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 1985-1995

NLCD BIT Sagebrush Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 1985-1995

NLCD BIT Litter Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 1985-1995

NLCD BIT Herbaceous Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 1985-1995

NLCD BIT Bare Ground Fractional Component

Western U.S. | 1985-1995

NLCD BIT Annual Herbaceous Fractional

Western U.S. | 1985-1995