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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.
New National Monument boundary data – Recently, new national monuments have been designated on Forest Service lands. Boundaries of the national monuments can be found on the Downloadable data page in the dataset titled: “National Forest Lands with Nationally Designated Management or Use Limitations”. Information on how to obtain that data is found in this Frequently Asked question.
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.
Can't find what you are looking for? 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.
The USDA Forest Service makes no warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, reliability, completeness or utility of these geospatial data, or for the improper or incorrect use of these geospatial data. These geospatial data and related maps or graphics are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The data and maps may not be used to determine title, ownership, legal descriptions or boundaries, legal jurisdiction, or restrictions that may be in place on either public or private land. Natural hazards may or may not be depicted on the data and maps, and land users should exercise due caution. The data are dynamic and may change over time. The user is responsible to verify the limitations of the geospatial data and to use the data accordingly.