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Date published: June 1, 2021

The USGS is Ready to Respond During the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season starts June 1 and runs through November 30, and the U.S. Geological Survey is prepared to provide science that can help guide efforts to protect lives and property if a major storm makes landfall this season. 

Date published: June 1, 2021

LANDFIRE Releases Disturbance Data for 2017-19 with LF 2019 Limited

A year ago, the Landscape Fire and Resource Planning Management Tools (LANDFIRE) Program released its 2016 Remap for the conterminous United States (CONUS).

The update was the most significant in LANDFIRE’s 16-year history, a ground-up rebuild of the base map to reflect 2016 land surface conditions that included a host of improvements to its 20-...

Date published: May 28, 2021

EROS Maps Highlight Growth in U.S. Irrigated Lands

There was 7 % more irrigated land in the U.S. in 2017 than there was in 2002. The biggest gainers were the Missouri, and Upper and Lower Mississippi river basins, with losses in California and the Texas-Gulf Coast.

Date published: May 28, 2021

President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Makes Significant Investments in USGS Initiatives

Budget proposal promotes science to address climate change, support economic growth, and inform balanced decisions regarding resources

Date published: May 28, 2021

EROS Supports Wildfire Science through Updates, Upgrades to Landscape Mapping

With the height of the 2021 wildfire season on the horizon, the U.S. Geological Survey is working to provide the research and data needed to plan for and respond to wildfire activity.

Date published: May 27, 2021

FINISHED!! TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for Fire Stations in TN

This challenge is now complete! Thank you to everyone who contributed!

Date published: May 27, 2021

FINISHED!! TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for City / Town Halls in WI

This challenge is now complete! Thank you to everyone who contributed!

Date published: May 27, 2021

NEW TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for City / Town Halls in IN

Here’s a new challenge for City / Town Halls in Indiana!

Date published: May 27, 2021

NEW TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for Law Enforcement in AR

TNMCorps mapping challenges shift back to the Midwest with a new challenge for law enforcement features in Arkansas! This is an excellent challenge for Standard Editors and Peer Reviewers with many unedited (i.e., red) and edited (i.e., green) points that need to be confirmed.

Date published: May 25, 2021

TNMCorps Newsletter – May 2021

The National Map Corps May 2021 Newsletter (Vol. 7, Issue 3) is now available.

Date published: May 24, 2021

Keeping an Eye on Vulnerable Coastal Wetlands

Coastlines can have it pretty rough. Even a beach isn’t always sunshine. Wind and water constantly wear at its edges—and then there are the storms.

Date published: May 10, 2021

EROS Mapping Products to be Renamed Rangeland Condition, Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (RCMAP) with New Data Release

The USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center’s geospatial rangeland products have been known by many names since their initial iterations were released in 2018.