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US Forest Service
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Research Data Archive

This archive publishes and preserves short and long-term research data collected from studies funded by:

  • Forest Service Research and Development (FS R&D)
  • Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP)
  • Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute (ALWRI)

Of special interest, our collection includes data from a number of Forest Service Experimental Forests and Ranges.

Each archived data set (i.e., “data publication”) contains at least one data set, complete metadata for the data set(s), and any other documentation the researcher deemed important to understanding the data set(s). The data catalog entries present the metadata and a link to the data. In some cases the data link is to a different archive.

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Map of the conterminous United States showing housing density in both intermix and interface communities The 2010 wildland-urban interface of the conterminous United States - geospatial data, 2nd edition

The wildland-urban interface (WUI) is the area where houses meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland vegetation. This makes the WUI a focal area for human-environment conflicts such as wildland fires, habitat fragmentation, invasive species, and biodiversity decline. Using geographic information systems (GIS), we integrated U.S. Census (2010) and USGS National Land Cover Data (2006), to map the Federal Register definition of WUI (Federal Register 66:751, 2001) for the conterminous United States. These data are useful within a GIS for mapping and analysis at national, state, and local levels.

Corresponding publication: Martinuzzi, Sebastian; Stewart, Susan I.; Helmers, David P.; Mockrin, Miranda H.; Hammer, Roger B.; Radeloff, Volker C. 2015. The 2010 wildland-urban interface of the conterminous United States. Research Map NRS-8. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 124 p. [includes pull-out map].