The USDA Forest Service Geodata Clearinghouse is an online collection of digital data related to forest resources.
Through the Clearinghouse you can find datasets related to forests and grasslands, including boundaries and ownership, natural resources, roads and trails, as well as datasets related to State and private forested areas, including insect and disease threat and surface water importance.
You can also find downloadable map products, raster data, and links to other sources of forest resource information.
The Aerial Fire Retardant Avoidance data is now available in a single location. At this link you will find data on the location of terrestrial and hydrographic areas where the application of aerial fire retardant is to be avoided.
Aerial retardant avoidance areas for hydrographic feature data (based on high resolution National Hydrographic Dataset (NHD) produced by USGS) is available for each FS Region, as well as a national Aerial Fire Retardant Avoidance - Terrestrial layer.
In response to many requests, the Data Download page now includes data files in both file geodatabase and shapefile formats.
Links are now available in the left menu to help you find the FS TOPO data in both raster and vector formats.
In order to help you find the data you are looking for, we have created a help page to guide you to select the type of data that best meets your needs, and that answers frequently asked questions.
A single point of access for data collected and managed by the Agency. You can use the Data Extract Tool to access data about individual forests or grasslands or about an area of interest that you specify on the national map. You can find and download datasets by topic area or theme or find and use map services published by the Agency.
The Forest Service publishes a variety of map products. You can access the Interactive Visitor Map to help you plan your next adventure or enjoy your next visit, purchase forest visitor maps, national forest atlases and wilderness maps, and find and download other map products, including large scale topographic maps (FS Topo) and Motor Vehicle User Maps.
You can access the featured datasets, including boundaries, fire-related maps and data, forest health information, historical wilderness and wild and scenic river designation information, and data related to the Puerto Rico Gap Analysis Project.
Enterprise Data Disclaimer:
Keep in mind that copies of corporate data are snapshots in time, so frequent replacement of downloads are recommended to ensure data is current.
The FS is not responsible for any changes or alterations made to downloaded data. We respectfully request that the responsible party is clearly documented if altered downloads are made available to others in any forum. FS published data is intended for viewing and analysis only.