The U.S. Geological Survey?s LandCarbon project produced downscaled, qualitative and quantitative scenarios for ecoregions of the United States, with scenario characteristics and assumptions consistent with IPCC Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES) storylines. The model FOREcasting SCEnarios of land-use change (FORE-SCE) used downscaled scenarios to create spatially explicit LULC projections for ecoregions of the United States. FORE-SCE was designed to take advantage of both historical and contemporary LULC research and data from the USGS. Data from the USGS Land Cover Trends project and the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) were used to parameterize a unique, patch-based modeling approach. Individual patches of LULC ?change? were placed on the landscape in an iterative modeling procedure until the scenario-prescribed proportions of LULC change for a given year were met, with patch characteristics determined by historical regional trends and scenario storylines. We also modeled forest cutting and forest stand age, using regional histories and scenario characteristics to set scenario-based cutting rotations for each region. When complete in late 2012, we will have produced 250m resolution, thematically detailed, annual LULC maps from 2001 to 2100 for each of four IPCC SRES storylines for the entire conterminous United States.