University of Wisconsin–Madison
Spatial Analysis For Conservation and Sustainability

Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Change 1990-2020

YEAR
1990 2000 2010 2020
VIEW
All classes WUI areas only
BASEMAP
Roads Satellite
LAYER OPACITY
Show political borders
LEGEND
Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI)
Interface
Intermix
Non-WUI Vegetated
No housing
Very low housing density
Non-Vegetated or Agriculture
Low & very low housing density
Medium & high housing density
Water

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WUI DATA DESCRIPTION
WUI maps are intended to illustrate where the WUI was located in 1990, 2000, 2010, and 2020. We map two types of WUI: intermix and interface. Intermix WUI are areas where housing and vegetation intermingle; interface WUI are areas with housing in the vicinity of contiguous wildland vegetation. WUI GIS data were designed to provide a spatially detailed national assessment of the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) across the conterminous U.S. to support inquiries into the effects of housing growth on the environment, and to inform both national policy and local land management concerning the WUI and associated issues. These data are useful within a GIS for mapping and analysis at national, state, and local levels and are available for download by state as compressed ESRI Shapefiles (.shp), or for the entire U.S. as a compressed file geodatabase (.gdb). Detailed metadata is included with each archive.
METADATA FILES
GIS DATA & MAPS
Conterminous
United States
1990
2000
2010
2020



Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of
Columbia




Illinois




Kentucky

Louisiana


Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri


Nebraska


New
Hampshire

New
Jersey

New
Mexico


North
Carolina

North
Dakota


Oklahoma


Pennsylvania

Rhode
Island

South
Carolina

South
Dakota

Tennessee




Virginia

Washington

West
Virginia

Wisconsin