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.
To access individual forest unit data files, or create a custom download file, visit our Data Extract Tool.
This tool allows users to download portions of a national FS dataset by forest or by a user specified area of interest.
Output formats include file geodatabase (.gdb) or shapefile.
Other sources of FS data
You can find official Forest Service datasets and related datasets from partner agencies and organizations in these data catalogs:
Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets. http://www.data.gov/
The Geospatial Platform is a managed portfolio of common geospatial data, services, and applications contributed and administered by authoritative sources and hosted on a shared infrastructure, for use by government agencies and partners to meet their mission needs and the broader needs of the Nation. https://www.geoplatform.gov/
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.