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Data collected and managed by Forest Service programs is available in a map service and two downloadable file formats – in a shape file and an ESRI file geodatabase. Metadata is available that describes the content, source, and currency of the data. You can filter the list by the topic categories in the menu at the left to help you find information you are interested in. You can view the feature classes in a single dataset by clicking on the name of the parent dataset at the bottom of the abstract.


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Feature Classes Abstract

Activity Silviculture Timber Stand Improvement

ESRI geodatabase  (176MB)
shape file  (317MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

The SilvTSI (Silviculture Timber Stand Improvement) feature class represents activities associated with the following performance measure: Forest Vegetation Improved (Release, Weeding, and Cleaning, Precommercial Thinning, Pruning and Fertilization). The Activities data set portrays the areas where activities are accomplished
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parent dataset: Activities

Activity SilvicultureReforestation

ESRI geodatabase  (242MB)
shape file  (426MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

The SilvReforestation feature class represents activities associated with the following performance measure: Forest Vegetation Establishment (Planting, Seeding, Site Preparation for Natural Regeneration and Certification of Natural Regeneration without Site Preparation). The Activities data set portrays the areas where
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parent dataset: Activities

Hazardous Fuel Treatment Reduction: Line

ESRI geodatabase  (242KB)
shape file  (203KB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

HazFuelTrt_LN (Hazardous Fuel Treatments - Line) represents activities of hazardous fuel treatment reduction. All accomplishments toward the unified hazardous fuels reduction target must meet the following definition: "Vegetative manipulation designed to create and maintain resilient and sustainable landscapes, including
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parent dataset: Activities

Hazardous Fuel Treatment Reduction: Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (272MB)
shape file  (576MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

HazFuelTrt_PL (Hazardous Fuel Treatments - Polygon) represents activities of hazardous fuel treatment reduction that are polygons. All accomplishments toward the unified hazardous fuels reduction target must meet the following definition: "Vegetative manipulation designed to create and maintain resilient and sustainable
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parent dataset: Activities

Timber Harvests

ESRI geodatabase  (358MB)
shape file  (645MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

The TimeberHarvest feature class depicts the area planned and accomplished acres treated as a part of the Timber Harvest program of work, funded through the budget allocation process and reported through the Forest Service Activity Tracking System (FACTS) database within the Natural Resource Manager (NRM) suite of
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parent dataset: Activities

Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program: Line

ESRI geodatabase  (408KB)
shape file  (655KB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

CFLRP_LN represents Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) Program project activities in polyline vector format. Also included are other High Priority Restoration projects that are funded outside of CFLR. It is important to note that this layer does not contain all of the approved project activities. Instead, these
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parent dataset: ActivityInitiatives

Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program: Point

ESRI geodatabase  (251KB)
shape file  (32KB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

CFLRP_PL represents Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) Program project activities in the format of a polygon vector. Also included are other High Priority Restoration projects that are funded outside of CFLR. It is important to note that this layer does not contain all of the approved project activities.
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parent dataset: ActivityInitiatives

Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program: Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (49MB)
shape file  (112MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

CFLRP_PL represents Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) Program project activities in the format of a polygon vector. Also included are other High Priority Restoration projects that are funded outside of CFLR. It is important to note that this layer does not contain all of the approved project activities.
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parent dataset: ActivityInitiatives

Integrated Resource Restoration (IRR): Line

ESRI geodatabase  (122KB)
shape file  (39KB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

IRR_LN (Integrated Resource Restoration (IRR): Line) depicts the location of activities funded through the NFRR (National Forest Resource Restoration) Budget Line Item and reported through the FACTS (Forest Service Activity Tracking System) database. The activities fall under number of acres treated annually to sustain or
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parent dataset: ActivityInitiatives

Integrated Resource Restoration (IRR): Point

ESRI geodatabase  (190KB)
shape file  (46KB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

Activity_IRR_PT (Integrated Resource Restoration (IRR): Line) depicts the location of activities funded through the NFRR (National Budget Line Item and reported through the FACTS (Forest Service Activity Tracking System) database. The activities fall under number of acres treated annually to sustain or restore watershed
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parent dataset: ActivityInitiatives

Integrated Resource Restoration (IRR): Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (79MB)
shape file  (222MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

IRR_PL (Integrated Resource Restoration (IRR): Polygon) depicts the location of activities funded through the NFRR (National Budget Line Item and reported through the FACTS database. The activities fall under number of acres treated annually to sustain or restore watershed function: acres of forestlands treated using timber
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parent dataset: ActivityInitiatives

Stewardship Contracting: Line

ESRI geodatabase  (124KB)
shape file  (23KB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

StwrdCntrctng_LN (Stewardship Contracting: Line) depicts the linear activities within Stewardship Contracting Project Boundary. Activities are implemented through stewardship contracts or agreements and are self-reported by Forest Service Units through the FACTS (Forest Service Activity Tracking System) database. This feature
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parent dataset: ActivityInitiatives

Stewardship Contracting: Point

ESRI geodatabase  (112KB)
shape file  (5KB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

StwrdshpCntrctng_PT (Stewardship Contracting: Point) depicts the locations of activities within Stewardship Contracting Project Boundary. Activities are implemented through stewardship contracts or agreements and are self-reported by Forest Service Units through the FACTS Service Activity Tracking System) database. This
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parent dataset: ActivityInitiatives

Stewardship Contracting: Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (27MB)
shape file  (56MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

StwrdshpCntrctng_PL (Stewardship Contracting: Polygon) depicts the area of activities within Stewardship Contracting Project Boundary. Activities are implemented through stewardship contracts or agreements and are self-reported by Forest Service Units through the FACTS Service Activity Tracking System) database. This feature
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parent dataset: ActivityInitiatives

Western Bark Beetle Strategy: Line

ESRI geodatabase  (120KB)
shape file  (42KB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

WBBS_LN depicts the area of activities to implement the Western Bark Beetle Strategy. Activities were self-reported by field units, and center around three main objectives: increasing safety to ensure that people and community infrastructure are protected from the hazards of falling bark beetle-killed trees and elevated
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parent dataset: ActivityInitiatives

Western Bark Beetle Strategy: Point

ESRI geodatabase  (131KB)
shape file  (100KB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

WBBS_PT depicts the location of activities to implement the Western Bark Beetle Strategy. Activities were self-reported by field units, and center around three main objectives: increasing safety to ensure that people and community infrastructure are protected from the hazards of falling bark beetle-killed trees and elevated
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parent dataset: ActivityInitiatives

Western Bark Beetle Strategy: Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (45MB)
shape file  (95MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

WBBS_PL depicts the area of activities to implement the Western Bark Beetle Strategy. Activities were self-reported by field units, and center around three main objectives: increasing safety to ensure that people and community infrastructure are protected from the hazards of falling bark beetle-killed trees and elevated
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parent dataset: ActivityInitiatives

Activity Knustson-Vandenberg

ESRI geodatabase  (546MB)
shape file  (1008MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

The Knutson-Vandenberg Act (K-V) of June 9, 1930 (16 U.S.C. 576-576b; 46 Stat. 527), as amended by the National Forest Management Act of October 22, 1976 (16 U.S.C. 1600 et seq.) authorized collection of deposits from federal timber purchasers for prompt and efficient use of funds to reestablish, protect, and improve the
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parent dataset: ActivityTrustFund

Brush Disposal Funded Activities

ESRI geodatabase  (135MB)
shape file  (243MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

The Brush Disposal Program (BD) was established in 1916. It requires all purchasers of National Forest timber to make deposits to the United States for the estimated cost of disposing of brush and other unwanted debris (slash) resulting from its cutting operations on timber sale contracts, stewardship contracts and permits,
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parent dataset: ActivityTrustFund

Administrative Forest Boundaries

ESRI geodatabase  (15MB)
shape file  (38MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

An area encompassing all the National Forest System lands administered by an administrative unit. The area encompasses private lands, other governmental agency lands, and may contain National Forest System lands within the proclaimed boundaries of another administrative unit. All National Forest System lands fall within one
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parent dataset: Administration

Forest Service Regional Boundaries

ESRI geodatabase  (4MB)
shape file  (10MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

An area encompassing all the National Forest System lands administered by a Region. The area encompasses private lands, other governmental agency lands. All National Forest System lands fall within one and only one Administrative Region Area.
parent dataset: Administration

Ranger District Boundaries

ESRI geodatabase  (19MB)
shape file  (47MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

A depiction of the boundary that encompasses a Ranger District.
parent dataset: Administration

Ecological Provinces

ESRI geodatabase  (5MB)
shape file  (9MB)

Date of last refresh: May 4, 2017

The EcoMap Provinces feature class contains ecological province polygons attributed with names and descriptions. The EcomapSections 2007 data set describes the ecological sections within the conterminous United States. It contains regional geographic delineations for analysis of ecological relationships across ecological
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parent dataset: EcomapSections_2007

Ecological Section: Kuchler Mapping

ESRI geodatabase  (7MB)
shape file  (13MB)

Date of last refresh: May 4, 2017

The Potential Natural Vegetation (PNV) Kuchler Sections feature class contains polygons for ecological sections, attributed with Kulchler's PNV type to show the relationships between ECOMAP 2007 and Kuchler's (1975, second edition) map of potential natural vegetation. A list of Kulchler's PNV groups can be accessed at
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parent dataset: EcomapSections_2007

Ecological Section: Potential Natural Vegetation

ESRI geodatabase  (7MB)
shape file  (13MB)

Date of last refresh: May 4, 2017

The Potential Natural Vegetation (PNV) 2000 feature class contains ecological section polygons attributed with PNV group to show the relationships between ECOMAP 2007 and potential natural vegetation groups developed through coarse-scale mapping for wildland fire and fuel management (USDA-FS, 2002). The EcomapSections 2007
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parent dataset: EcomapSections_2007

Ecological Section: Soils

ESRI geodatabase  (7MB)
shape file  (13MB)

Date of last refresh: May 4, 2017

The Soil Section feature class contains ecological section polygons attributed with soil characteristics to show relationships between ECOMAP 2007 and soil data from STATSGO, 2005. The EcomapSections 2007 data set describes the ecological sections within the conterminous United States. It contains regional geographic
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parent dataset: EcomapSections_2007

Ecological Sections

ESRI geodatabase  (7MB)
shape file  (13MB)

Date of last refresh: May 4, 2017

The Ecomap Sections feature class contains ecological section polygons attributed with section names and descriptions. The EcomapSections 2007 data set describes the ecological sections within the conterminous United States. It contains regional geographic delineations for analysis of ecological relationships across ecological
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parent dataset: EcomapSections_2007

Ecological Sections by Climate

ESRI geodatabase  (7MB)
shape file  (13MB)

Date of last refresh: May 4, 2017

The Climate Sections feature class contains ecological section polygons attributed with climate information to show the relationships between ECOMAP 2007 and various climate data from the PRISM climate mapping system. The EcomapSections 2007 data set describes the ecological sections within the conterminous United States. It
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parent dataset: EcomapSections_2007

Ecological Sections: Landcover

ESRI geodatabase  (7MB)
shape file  (13MB)

Date of last refresh: May 4, 2017

The National Land Cover Sections feature class contains ecological section polygons attributed with land cover types to show the relationships between ECOMAP 2007 and National Landcover mapping (USGS, 1992). The EcomapSections 2007 data set describes the ecological sections within the conterminous United States. It contains
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parent dataset: EcomapSections_2007

Fenneman-Johnson Physiographic Sections

ESRI geodatabase  (7MB)
shape file  (13MB)

Date of last refresh: May 4, 2017

The Fenneman-Johnson Physiographic Sections feature class contains ecological section polygons attributed with physiographic types to show the relationships between ECOMAP 2007 and Fenneman-Johnson physiographic mapping from USGS (1946). The EcomapSections 2007 data set contains polygons for ecological sections within the
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parent dataset: EcomapSections_2007

Ecological Subsection: Kuchler Mapping

ESRI geodatabase  (14MB)
shape file  (27MB)

Date of last refresh: May 4, 2017

The Potential Natural Vegetation (PNV) Kuchler Subsections feature class contains polygons for ecological subsections, attributed with Kulchler's PNV type to show the relationships between ECOMAP 2007 and Kuchler's (1975, second edition) map of potential natural vegetation. A list of Kulchler's PNV groups can be accessed at
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parent dataset: EcomapSubSections_2007

Ecological Subsection: Potential Natural Vegetation

ESRI geodatabase  (14MB)
shape file  (27MB)

Date of last refresh: May 4, 2017

The Potential Natural Vegetation (PNV) 2000 feature class contains ecological subsection polygons attributed with PNV group to show the relationships between ECOMAP 2007 and potential natural vegetation groups developed through coarse-scale mapping for wildland fire and fuel management (USDA-FS, 2002). The EcomapSubsections
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parent dataset: EcomapSubSections_2007

Ecological Subsection: Soils

ESRI geodatabase  (14MB)
shape file  (27MB)

Date of last refresh: May 4, 2017

The Soil Subsections feature class contains ecological subsection polygons attributed with soil characteristics to show relationships between ECOMAP 2007 and soil data from STATSGO, 2005. The EcomapSubsections 2007 data set describes the ecological sections within the conterminous United States. It contains regional geographic
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parent dataset: EcomapSubSections_2007

Ecological Subsections

ESRI geodatabase  (14MB)
shape file  (27MB)

Date of last refresh: May 4, 2017

The Ecomap Subsections feature class contains ecological subsection polygons attributed with subsection names and descriptions. The EcomapSubsections 2007 data set describes the ecological subsections within the conterminous United States. It contains regional geographic delineations for analysis of ecological relationships
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parent dataset: EcomapSubSections_2007

Ecological Subsections by Climate

ESRI geodatabase  (14MB)
shape file  (27MB)

Date of last refresh: May 4, 2017

The Climate Subsections feature class contains ecological subsection polygons attributed with climate information to show the relationships between ECOMAP 2007 and various climate data from the PRISM climate mapping system. The EcomapSubections 2007 data set describes the ecological subsections within the conterminous United
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parent dataset: EcomapSubSections_2007

Ecological Subsections: Landcover

ESRI geodatabase  (14MB)
shape file  (27MB)

Date of last refresh: May 4, 2017

The National Land Cover Subsections feature class contains ecological subsection polygons attributed with land cover types to show the relationships between ECOMAP 2007 and National Landcover mapping (USGS, 1992). The EcomapSubsections 2007 data set describes the ecological subsections within the conterminous United States. It
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parent dataset: EcomapSubSections_2007

Fenneman-Johnson Physiographic Subsections

ESRI geodatabase  (14MB)
shape file  (27MB)

Date of last refresh: May 4, 2017

The Fenneman-Johnson Physiographic Subsections feature class contains ecological subsection polygons attributed with physiographic types to show the relationships between ECOMAP 2007 and Fenneman-Johnson physiographic mapping from USGS (1946). The EcomapSubsections 2007 data set contains polygons for ecological subsections
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parent dataset: EcomapSubSections_2007

Healthy Forest Restoration Act Activities

ESRI geodatabase  (15MB)
shape file  (31MB)

Date of last refresh: May 22, 2017

The Healthy Forest Restoration Act feature class depicts National Forest System (NFS) Lands within 37 States designated under section 602 and 603 of the Healthy Forest Restoration Act. Designated areas were selected based on a set of eligibility criteria regarding forest health and do not include any areas coinciding with
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Healthy Forest Restoration Act Activities 2015

ESRI geodatabase  (13MB)
shape file  (28MB)

Date of last refresh: May 22, 2017

The Healthy Forest Restoration Act feature class depicts National Forest System (NFS) Lands within 37 States designated under section 602 and 603 of the Healthy Forest Restoration Act. Designated areas were selected based on a set of eligibility criteria regarding forest health and do not include any areas coinciding with
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Healthy Forest Restoration Act Activities 2016

ESRI geodatabase  (14MB)
shape file  (31MB)

Date of last refresh: May 22, 2017

The Healthy Forest Restoration Act feature class depicts National Forest System (NFS) Lands within 37 States designated under section 602 and 603 of the Healthy Forest Restoration Act. Designated areas were selected based on a set of eligibility criteria regarding forest health and do not include any areas coinciding with
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Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project Boundaries

ESRI geodatabase  (1MB)
shape file  (2MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

Depicts the boundaries for the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR). Three of these projects were formerly "High Priority Restoration Projects" (HPRP): Northeastern Washington Vision 2020; Ozark Highlands; and Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Restoration and Hazardous Fuels Reduction. These projects received CFLR
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parent dataset: InitiativeBoundary

Current Invasive Plants

ESRI geodatabase  (400MB)
shape file  (1111MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

The Current Invasive Plants (InvasivePlantCurrent) feature class contains only the most recent or latest invasive Plant Infestation polygons collected by the National Invasive Plant Inventory Protocol. Includes most recent and excludes historic observations. Includes Site ID, Plant code, status etc. for the infesting species,
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parent dataset: InvasiveSpecies

Forest Service developed sites subject to regulation

ESRI geodatabase  (981KB)
shape file  (1MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

An area having regulations and/or restrictions related to existing buildings, structures, or resource activities such as a constructed fuel breaks.
parent dataset: Land

Geopolitical Units adjusted within Administrative Forest Boundaries

ESRI geodatabase  (61MB)
shape file  (155MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

This dataset includes States, Counties or Boroughs, Congressional Districts, Alaska Recording Districts, County Subdivisions, and Places boundaries that are derived from the latest official Census Bureau and Alaska Department of Natural Resources datasets. Features within Forest Service Administrative Forest boundaries may
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parent dataset: Land

Hazardous sites

ESRI geodatabase  (49KB)
shape file  (1KB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

Polygons representing Forest Service land areas with a regulated use specification authorized by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980. These areas generally contain hazardous waste considerations.
parent dataset: Land

Land Utilization

ESRI geodatabase  (52KB)
shape file  (3KB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

A unit designated by the Secretary of Agriculture for conservation and utilization under Title III of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act.
parent dataset: Land

Mineral Rights

ESRI geodatabase  (10MB)
shape file  (19MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

An area depicting ownership parcels of the subsurface estate, representing mineral rights; it is collected only if the subsurface estate is different than the overlying surface estate.
parent dataset: Land

National Forest Lands with Nationally Designated Management or Use Limitations

ESRI geodatabase  (6MB)
shape file  (17MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

A boundary within which National Forest System land parcels have managment or use limits placed on them by legal authority. Examples are: National Recreation Area, National Monument, and National Game Refuge.
parent dataset: Land

National Forest Lands with Nationally Designated Management or Use Limitations: Legal Status

ESRI geodatabase  (6MB)
shape file  (17MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

A boundary of an area designation within which National Forest System land parcels have management or use limits placed on them by legal authority above the Agency level (e.g. Congress and/or President). Areas that have been designated by Congress, Executive Order, Presidential Proclamation, or an Executive branch Department,
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parent dataset: Land

National Forest System Land Units

ESRI geodatabase  (15MB)
shape file  (39MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

An NFS Land Unit is nationally significant classification of Federally owned forest, range, and related lands that are administered by the USDA Forest Service or designated for administration through the Forest Service. NFS Land Unit types include proclaimed national forest, purchase unit, national grassland, land utilization
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parent dataset: Land

National Grassland Units

ESRI geodatabase  (375KB)
shape file  (851KB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

A National Grassland unit designated by the Secretary of Agriculture and permanently held by the Department of Agriculture under Title III of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act.
parent dataset: Land

National Wild and Scenic River Lines

ESRI geodatabase  (3MB)
shape file  (8MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

This polyline feature class depicts the river corridors of each Wild and Scenic River designated by Congress or the Secretary of the Interior for the United States and Puerto Rico. This GIS data layer was created from a multi-agency effort by the US Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the US
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parent dataset: Land

National Wild and Scenic River Segments

ESRI geodatabase  (3MB)
shape file  (8MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

This polyline feature class depicts the classification of each wild and scenic river segment designated by Congress and the Secretary of the Interior for the United States and Puerto Rico. This layer was created by a multi-agency effort including the US Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and the
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parent dataset: Land

National Wild and Scenic Rivers

ESRI geodatabase  (1MB)
shape file  (5MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

A boundary depicting an area that has been designated as a National Wild, Scenic or Recreational River in the National Wild and Scenic River System.
parent dataset: Land

National Wilderness Areas

ESRI geodatabase  (8MB)
shape file  (21MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

A boundary depicting an area that has been designated as a National Wilderness in the National Wilderness Preservation System.
parent dataset: Land

Original Proclaimed National Forests

ESRI geodatabase  (14MB)
shape file  (36MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

The FS National Forests Dataset (US Forest Service Proclaimed Forests) is a depiction of the boundaries encompassing the National Forest System (NFS) lands within the original proclaimed National Forests, along with subsequent Executive Orders, Proclamations, Public Laws, Public Land Orders, Secretary of Agriculture Orders,
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parent dataset: Land

Original Proclaimed National Forests and National Grasslands

ESRI geodatabase  (15MB)
shape file  (37MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

This layer includes both Proclaimed Forest and National Grassland boundary areas. A Proclaimed Forest boundary is the boundary encompassing National Forest System land within a national forest that is set aside and reserved from the public domain by executive order or proclamation; congressional action is required to terminate
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parent dataset: Land

Other Sub Surface Right

ESRI geodatabase  (64KB)
shape file  (10KB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

An area depicting ownership parcels of the subsurface estate, excluding mineral rights; it is collected only if the subsurface estate is different than the overlying surface estate.
parent dataset: Land

Other Surface Right

ESRI geodatabase  (11MB)
shape file  (25MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

An area depicting a right to a surface resource, excluding rights of way.
parent dataset: Land

Parcels withdrawn from settlement, sale, mineral location, and/or entry

ESRI geodatabase  (3MB)
shape file  (7MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

Federal land parcels that are withdrawn from settlement, sale, location, or entry under some or all of the general land and mineral laws in order to maintain other public values or purposes. A withdrawal area has one or more associated segregations. A segregation is a specific activity from which the area has been withdrawn
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parent dataset: Land

Public Land Survey Corner

ESRI geodatabase  (67MB)
shape file  (101MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

A land survey point from a GCDB LX file, survey plat, or captured from a CFF land net coverage. Includes points generated by calculating an aliquot breakdown of a section.
parent dataset: Land

Public Land Survey Monument

ESRI geodatabase  (894KB)
shape file  (956KB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

A land survey point from a GCDB LX file, survey plat, or captured from a CFF land net coverage. Includes points generated by calculating an aliquot breakdown of a section.
parent dataset: Land

Public Land Survey System Quarter Section

ESRI geodatabase  (606KB)
shape file  (764KB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

This Quarter Section feature class depicts PLSS Second Divisions . PLSS townships are subdivided in a spatial hierarchy of first, second, and third division. These divisions are typically aliquot parts ranging in size from 640 acres to 160 to 40 acres, and subsequently all the way down to 2.5 acres. The data in this feature
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parent dataset: Land

Public Land Survey System Sections

ESRI geodatabase  (76MB)
shape file  (115MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

An area defined by the Public Lands Survey System Grid. Normally, 36 sections make up a township.
parent dataset: Land

Public Land Survey System Townships

ESRI geodatabase  (9MB)
shape file  (22MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

An area defined by the Public Lands Survey System grid that is referenced by its tier and range numbers, and is normally a rectangle approximately 6 miles on a side with boundaries conforming to meridians and parallels.
parent dataset: Land

Purchase Units under the Weeks Law

ESRI geodatabase  (246KB)
shape file  (481KB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

A unit designated by the Secretary of Agriculture or previously approved by the National Forest Reservation Commission for purposes of Weeks Law acquisition.
parent dataset: Land

Right of Way

ESRI geodatabase  (23MB)
shape file  (53MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

An area depicting a privilege to pass over the land of another in some particular path; usually an easement over the land of another; a strip of land used in this way for railroad and highway purposes, for pipelines or pole lines and for private and public passage.
parent dataset: Land

Special Interest Management Areas

ESRI geodatabase  (2MB)
shape file  (4MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

A boundary within which National Forest System land parcels have management or use limits placed on them by the Forest Service. Examples include: Archaeological Area, Research Natural Area, and Scenic Area.
parent dataset: Land

Special Status Areas

ESRI geodatabase  (16MB)
shape file  (42MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

A land area that has distinct management/use authorities or agreements for Forest Service action. Includes: Cost Share Agreement Areas, Exchange Authority Areas, Land Adjustment Plan Areas, Forest Reserves, and Secretary's Order Areas.
parent dataset: Land

Surface Ownership Parcels

ESRI geodatabase  (39MB)
shape file  (98MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

An area depicted as surface ownership parcels dissolved on the same ownership classification.
parent dataset: Land

Surface Ownership Parcels, detailed

ESRI geodatabase  (56MB)
shape file  (117MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

An area depicting ownership parcels of the surface estate. Each surface ownership parcel is tied to a particular legal transaction. The same individual or organization may currently own many parcels that may or may not have been acquired through the same legal transaction. Therefore, they are captured as separate entities
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parent dataset: Land

Survey Boundaries maintained by the US Forest Service

ESRI geodatabase  (109MB)
shape file  (150MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

Surface Management Agency (SMA) lines represent the surveyed boundary lines for which the Forest Service is responsible for marking and posting. These include the boundaries between NFS lands and non-NFS lands and the boundaries of congressionally designated areas such as National Wilderness.
parent dataset: Land

Survey parcels described by metes and bounds

ESRI geodatabase  (30MB)
shape file  (57MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

A depiction of a survey parcel described by a metes and bounds description. Examples include: land lots, housing subdivision lots, mineral surveys, and homestead entry surveys.
parent dataset: Land

Wild and Scenic Rivers: Legal Status

ESRI geodatabase  (2MB)
shape file  (5MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

A boundary of an area designation that comprises all or a portion of a National Wild, Scenic or Recreational River in the Wild and Scenic River System. Each area designation is characterized by a date, boundary status, and authority and may be just one of several designations that comprise a single National Wild and Scenic
[see more]

parent dataset: Land

Wilderness Areas: Legal Status

ESRI geodatabase  (9MB)
shape file  (23MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

A boundary of an area designation that comprises all or a portion of a National Wilderness in the National Wilderness Preservation System. Each area designation is characterized by a date, boundary status, and authority and may be just one of several designations that comprise a single National Wilderness.
parent dataset: Land

PADUS FS Managed Surface Ownership Parcels

ESRI geodatabase  (28MB)
shape file  (59MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

An area depicting National Forest System (NFS) ownership parcels of the surface estate.
parent dataset: PAD_US

PADUS FS National Designated Areas

ESRI geodatabase  (43MB)
shape file  (92MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

An area depicting designated National Forest System (NFS) land boundaries, excluding boundaries designated by proclamation.
parent dataset: PAD_US

PADUS FS Proclaimed NF and National Grassland Boundaries

ESRI geodatabase  (18MB)
shape file  (38MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

An area depicting designated National Forest System (NFS) land boundaries which are designated by proclamation.
parent dataset: PAD_US

PADUS FS Scenic and Conservation Easement Areas

ESRI geodatabase  (276KB)
shape file  (343KB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

An area depicting a type of special use authorization (usually granted for linear rights-of-way) that is utilized in those situations where a conveyance of a limited and transferable interest in National Forest System (NFS) land is necessary or desirable to serve or facilitate authorized long-term uses, and that may be
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parent dataset: PAD_US

Recreation Area Activities

ESRI geodatabase  (6MB)
shape file  (5MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

This dataset contains the recreation opportunity information that the Forest Service collects through the Recreation Portal and shares with the public on http://www.recreation.gov, the Forest Service World Wide Web pages (http://www.fs.fed.us/) and the Interactive Visitor Map. This recreation data contains detailed
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parent dataset: Recreation

Recreation Opportunities

ESRI geodatabase  (4MB)
shape file  (3MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

This dataset contains the recreation site opportunity information that the Forest Service collects through the Recreation Portal and shares with the public on the Forest Service World Wide Web pages (http://www.fs.fed.us/), the Recreation Information Database (RIDB), the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW), and the Interactive
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parent dataset: Recreation

Roadless Areas: 2001 Roadless Rule

ESRI geodatabase  (20MB)
shape file  (41MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

This dataset is the official data for the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule (36 CFR 294, Subpart B). It contains the Inventoried Roadless Areas (IRAs) designated by the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule and used in the associated Final Environmental Impact Statement. The EIS analysis team used this spatial data to assess
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parent dataset: RoadlessArea

Roadless Areas: 2001, Idaho, and Colorado Rules Combined

ESRI geodatabase  (20MB)
shape file  (43MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

The RoadlessArea_2001_ID_CO feature class describes the boundaries of all Roadless Areas managed by the U.S. Forest Service. These roadless areas were designated by administrative rule making to provide management direction for their conservation and management. The RoadlessArea Conservation Rule of 2001 designated roadless
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parent dataset: RoadlessArea

Roadless Areas: Colorado Roadless Rule

ESRI geodatabase  (5MB)
shape file  (12MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

This feature class describes the boundaries of Roadless Areas designated by the Colorado Roadless Rule of 2012 and managed by the U.S. Forest Service. These roadless areas were designated by administrative rulemaking to provide management direction for conservation of roadless area characteristics while addressing Colorado
[see more]

parent dataset: RoadlessArea

Roadless Areas: Idaho Roadless Rule

ESRI geodatabase  (5MB)
shape file  (10MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

The RoadlessArea_ID_2008 feature class describes the boundaries of Roadless Areas designated by the Idaho Roadless Rule of 2008 and managed by the U.S. Forest Service. The final rule reflects the views and concerns of thousands of people who expressed interest during the rule-making process, which ran from October 2006 to
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parent dataset: RoadlessArea

Motor Vehicle Use Map: Roads

ESRI geodatabase  (94MB)
shape file  (185MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

The feature class indicates the specific types of motorized vehicles allowed on the designated routes and their seasons of use. The feature class is designed to be consistent with the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM). It is compiled from the GIS Data Dictionary data and NRM Infra tabular data that the administrative units have
[see more]

parent dataset: Transportation

Motor Vehicle Use Map: Trails

ESRI geodatabase  (24MB)
shape file  (50MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

This feature class depicts Forest Service trails where motorized use is allowed. It contains information on the specific type of motor vehicle and their seasons of use. The feature class is consistent with the appropriate National Forest's Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM). Non-motorized trails are not included in this data. Trails
[see more]

parent dataset: Transportation

National Forest System Roads

ESRI geodatabase  (213MB)
shape file  (396MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

Existing Forest Service roads with attributes representing their characteristics. Each feature represents a segment of road where the attributes are the same. These attributes are generated from the II_ROAD_CORE_ATM table. This table contains nationally required descriptive attribute data that is stored within an Oracle
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parent dataset: Transportation

National Forest System Trails

ESRI geodatabase  (68MB)
shape file  (145MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

The TrailNFS_Publish Layer is designed to provide information about National Forest System trail locations and characteristics to the public. It describes trail locations, basic characteristics of the trail, and where and when various trail uses are prohibited, allowed and encouraged. Because the data readiness varies between
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parent dataset: Transportation

Tribal Lands Ceded to the United States

ESRI geodatabase  (1MB)
shape file  (1MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

Sixty-seven maps from Royce’s 1897 report have been scanned, georeferenced in JPEG2000 format, and digitized to create this feature class of cession maps. Each Royce map was georeferenced against one or more of the following USGS 1:2,000,000 National Atlas Feature Classes contained in ..\NatlAtlas_USGS.gdb: cities_2mm,
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parent dataset: TribalLands

Watershed Condition Classification

ESRI geodatabase  (542MB)
shape file  (225MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

The Watershed Condition Classification feature class represents data on Watershed Condition on Forest Service lands in HUC12 (from the Watershed Boundary Dataset) watersheds that contain more than 5% USFS ownership. The feature class also includes data on high priority watersheds identified in the Watershed Condition Framework
[see more]

parent dataset: WatershedCondition

Active Periodical Cicada Broods of the United States

ESRI geodatabase  (38KB)

Date of last refresh: Apr 7, 2017

Active Periodical Cicada Broods of the United States. The periodical cicada emerges in massive groups once every 13 or 17 years and is completely unique to North America. There are 15 of these mass groups, called broods, of periodical cicadas in the United States. This county-based data, complied by USFS Northern Research
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Aerial Fire Retardant Avoidance Areas: Terrestrial

ESRI geodatabase  (63MB)
shape file  (150MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

This layer contains features of aerial fire retardant avoidance areas delivered as part of the 2011 Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Land Environmental Impact Statement. This Feature Class shows areas, provided by each National Forest who used aerial fire retardant from 2000-2010, where
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Aerial Fire Retardant Hydrographic Avoidance Areas: Aquatic - Region 1

ESRI geodatabase  (124MB)
shape file  (311MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

Aerial retardant avoidance area for hydrographic feature data are based on high resolution National Hydrographic Dataset (NHD) produced by USGS and available from the USFS. Forests and/or regions have had the opportunity to modify the default NHD water representation (300ft buffer from all water features) for their areas of
[see more]

Aerial Fire Retardant Hydrographic Avoidance Areas: Aquatic - Region 2

ESRI geodatabase  (199MB)
shape file  (533MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

Aerial retardant avoidance area for hydrographic feature data are based on high resolution National Hydrographic Dataset (NHD) produced by USGS and available from the USFS. Forests and/or regions have had the opportunity to modify the default NHD water representation (300ft buffer from all water features) for their areas of
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Aerial Fire Retardant Hydrographic Avoidance Areas: Aquatic - Region 4

ESRI geodatabase  (136MB)
shape file  (347MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

Aerial retardant avoidance area for hydrographic feature data are based on high resolution National Hydrographic Dataset (NHD) produced by USGS and available from the USFS. Forests and/or regions have had the opportunity to modify the default NHD water representation (300ft buffer from all water features) for their areas of
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Aerial Fire Retardant Hydrographic Avoidance Areas: Aquatic - Region 5

ESRI geodatabase  (70MB)
shape file  (120MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

Aerial retardant avoidance area for hydrographic feature data are based on high resolution National Hydrographic Dataset (NHD) produced by USGS and available from the USFS. Forests and/or regions have had the opportunity to modify the default NHD water representation (300ft buffer from all water features) for their areas of
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Aerial Fire Retardant Hydrographic Avoidance Areas: Aquatic - Region 6

ESRI geodatabase  (62MB)
shape file  (223MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

Aerial retardant avoidance area for hydrographic feature data are based on high resolution National Hydrographic Dataset (NHD) produced by USGS and available from the USFS. Forests and/or regions have had the opportunity to modify the default NHD water representation (300ft buffer from all water features) for their areas of
[see more]

Aerial Fire Retardant Hydrographic Avoidance Areas: Aquatic - Region 8

ESRI geodatabase  (86MB)
shape file  (226MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

Aerial retardant avoidance area for hydrographic feature data are based on high resolution National Hydrographic Dataset (NHD) produced by USGS and available from the USFS. Forests and/or regions have had the opportunity to modify the default NHD water representation (300ft buffer from all water features) for their areas of
[see more]

Aerial Fire Retardant Hydrographic Avoidance Areas: Aquatic - Region 9

ESRI geodatabase  (74MB)
shape file  (193MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

Aerial retardant avoidance area for hydrographic feature data are based on high resolution National Hydrographic Dataset (NHD) produced by USGS and available from the USFS. Forests and/or regions have had the opportunity to modify the default NHD water representation (300ft buffer from all water features) for their areas of
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Aerial Fire Retardant Hydrographic Avoidance Areas: Aquatic- Region 3

ESRI geodatabase  (18MB)
shape file  (46MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

Aerial retardant avoidance area for hydrographic feature data are based on high resolution National Hydrographic Dataset (NHD) produced by USGS and available from the USFS. Forests and/or regions have had the opportunity to modify the default NHD water representation (300ft buffer from all water features) for their areas of
[see more]

FSTopo Airfield Line

ESRI geodatabase  (550KB)
shape file  (666KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Airfield_LN portrays Heliports, Seaplane Bases, Landing Strips, Airport Outlines, etc. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic
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FSTopo Airfield Point

ESRI geodatabase  (66KB)
shape file  (15KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Airfield_PT portrays Helipads, Helispots, Seaplane Anchorages or Bases. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic symbology
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FSTopo Arrow Line

ESRI geodatabase  (329KB)
shape file  (197KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Arrows_LN contains Variable length arrow, used to point to feature where labeling would otherwise be unclear. Example: Road number symbol pointing to a road.Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic
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FSTopo Boundary Line

ESRI geodatabase  (33MB)
shape file  (49MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Boundary_LN portrays boundaries. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF). The boundary line feature class complements the boundary polygon feature class (FSTopo_Boundary_PL); the two feature classes create a complete boundary coverage of the FSTopo area of interest.Within the FSTopo
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FSTopo Boundary Ownership Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (20MB)
shape file  (38MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Ownership_PL portrays land that is not owned by the Forest Service within the Proclaimed Forest boundary. The line feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF). The source for updates is the BasicOwnership feature class from the Automated Lands Program (ALP).Within the FSTopo database, features are
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FSTopo Boundary Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (11MB)
shape file  (24MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Boundary_PL portrays boundaries. The source for updates is data from the Automated Lands Project (ALP). The boundary polygon feature class complements the boundary lines (FSTopo_Boundary_LN) feature class; the two feature classes create a complete boundary coverage of the FSTopo area of interest.Within the FSTopo
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FSTopo Building Point

ESRI geodatabase  (131MB)
shape file  (79MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Building_PT portrays small buildings are portrayed as point features. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic symbology
[see more]

FSTopo Building Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (34MB)
shape file  (32MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Building_PL portrays large building footprints greater than 100 feet along the longest axis are displayed as polygon features. The polygon feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype
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FSTopo BuiltupArea Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (1MB)
shape file  (2MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_BuiltupArea_PL portrays Urban areas where only landmark buildings are portrayed. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic
[see more]

FSTopo ContourFSAK Annotation

ESRI geodatabase  (6MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_ContourAK_A (Annotation): 1:63,360 Scale Alaska Index contour labels. Contour Label - Brown is used for labeling regular Index Contours and Contour Label - Blue is used for labeling Glacier Index Contours.

FSTopo ContourFSAK Line

ESRI geodatabase  (445MB)
shape file  (1075MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Contour_AK_LN portrays elevation contour lines for the Alaska Area of Interest. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF). The contour labels for the ContourFS_AK_LN are displayed in the ContourFSAK_A (Alaska). The elevation contours for the conterminous USA was obtained from the USGS and
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FSTopo ContourFSPR Annotation

ESRI geodatabase  (236KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_ContourPR_A (Annotation): 1:24,000 Scale Puerto Rico Index contour labels.

FSTopo ContourFSPR Line

ESRI geodatabase  (5MB)
shape file  (11MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Contour_PR_LN portrays elevation contour lines for the Puerto Rico Area of Interest. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF). The contour labels for the CotourFS_PR_LN are displayed in the ContourFSPR_A (Puerto Rico). The elevation contours for the conterminous USA was obtained from the
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FSTopo ContourUSGS Annotation

ESRI geodatabase  (271MB)

Date of last refresh: May 8, 2017

FSTopo_Contour48_A (Annotation): 1:24,000 Scale Coterminous United States Index contour labels.

FSTopo Culture Line

ESRI geodatabase  (32MB)
shape file  (32MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Culture_LN portrays manmade features such as Pipelines, Power Lines, Ski Lifts, Fences, etc. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the
[see more]

FSTopo Culture Point

ESRI geodatabase  (7MB)
shape file  (4MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Culture_PT portrays manmade features such as Mines, Lighthouses, Located Objects, Prospects, Drill Holes, etc. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to
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FSTopo Culture Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (953KB)
shape file  (1MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Culture_PL portrays Manmade features such as Fish Hatcheries, Pools, Piers, Sewage Disposal, etc. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the
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FSTopo Drainage Line

ESRI geodatabase  (694MB)
shape file  (1360MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Drainage_LN portrays features associated with water lines such as Rivers, Streams, Shorelines, Canals, Dams, etc. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached
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FSTopo Drainage Point

ESRI geodatabase  (4MB)
shape file  (2MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Drainage_PT portrays features associated with water such as Springs, Wells, Boat Access, Gaging Stations, etc. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to
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FSTopo Drainage Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (288MB)
shape file  (573MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Drainage_PL portrays features associated with water bodies such as Open Water, Swamps, Glaciers, etc. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe
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FSTopo GeodeticControl Point

ESRI geodatabase  (3MB)
shape file  (2MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

GeodeticControl_X contains Vertical and Horizontal control locations. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic symbology
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FSTopo Landform Line

ESRI geodatabase  (2MB)
shape file  (3MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Landform_LN portrays surface features that have geographic significance such as Continental Divides, Levees and Spoil Banks. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes
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FSTopo Landform Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (23MB)
shape file  (49MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Landform_PL portrays surface features that have geographic significance such as Glacial Moraines, Gravel or Lava Areas, Dry Lakes or Ponds, Mines, etc. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with
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FSTopo LargeTank Point

ESRI geodatabase  (111KB)
shape file  (45KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_LargeTank_PT portrays variable size point features, where the 'tank_radius' field defines the size. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the
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FSTopo Offshore Line

ESRI geodatabase  (1MB)
shape file  (2MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Offshore_LN portrays Offshore features, such as exposed Rock, Wreck, Shoal, Pile, Coral Reef, and Large Area Outline. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes
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FSTopo Offshore Point

ESRI geodatabase  (1MB)
shape file  (675KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Offshore_PT portrays Offshore features, such as Exposed or Sunken Rocks, Wreck, and Pile.Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic symbology characteristics of features. Annotation features are
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FSTopo PBSText48 Annotation

ESRI geodatabase  (578MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 26, 2017

FSTopo_Text48_A (Annotation): Coterminous United States-Stand alone map text collected at scale of PBS (1:24,000). Text is categorized by annotation subclasses; Boundary, Civil Township, Culture, Landforms, Hydrographic, Trail Numbers, National Trails, Recreation, PLSS, Spot Elevations, Place Names, Control/Monuments. Text
[see more]

FSTopo PBSTextAK Annotation

ESRI geodatabase  (13MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_TextAK_A (Annotation): Alaska-Stand alone map text collected at scale of PBS (1:63,360). Text is categorized by annotation subclasses; Boundary, Civil Township, Culture, Landforms, Hydrographic, Trail Numbers, National Trails, Recreation, PLSS, Spot Elevations, Place Names, Control/Monuments. Text layers are separated
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FSTopo PBSTextPR Annotation

ESRI geodatabase  (326KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_TextPR_A (Annotation): Coterminous United States-Stand alone map text collected at scale of PBS (1:24,000). Text is categorized by annotation subclasses; Boundary, Civil Township, Culture, Landforms, Hydrographic, Trail Numbers, National Trails, Recreation, PLSS, Spot Elevations, Place Names, Control/Monuments. Text
[see more]

FSTopo PLSS Line

ESRI geodatabase  (71MB)
shape file  (49MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_PLSS_LN portrays Public Land Survey System (PLSS). The line feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF). The PLSS line feature class (FSTopo_PLSS_LN) complements the PLSS polygon layer (FSTopo_PLSS_PL); the two feature classes create a complete PLSS coverage of the FSTopo area of interest.Within
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FSTopo PLSS Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (32MB)
shape file  (41MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_PLSS_PL portrays Public Land Survey System (PLSS). The source for updates is data from the Township and Section feature classes from the Automated Lands Program (ALP) and the BLM CAD-NSDI. The PLSS_polygon feature class complements the PLSS_line layer (FSTopo_PLSS_LN); the two feature classes create a complete PLSS
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FSTopo Railroad Line

ESRI geodatabase  (5MB)
shape file  (7MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Railroad_LN portrays features associated with Railroad Tracks. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic symbology
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FSTopo RecFacility Point

ESRI geodatabase  (751KB)
shape file  (422KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_RecFacilities_PT portrays Recreational locations, such as Campgrounds, Picnic Areas, Trailheads. The layer also contains Forest Service Offices and Facilities. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF). The source for the Recreation facility feature class is the Infra database, which is the
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FSTopo RoadShield48 Point

ESRI geodatabase  (17MB)
shape file  (11MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_RoadShield48_PT contains Interstate, U.S., State, County route marker, vertical and horizontal Forest Service road box. The name field is used to label the point symbol. Conterminous US and Puerto Rico 1:24,000.Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype
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FSTopo RoadShieldAK Point

ESRI geodatabase  (95KB)
shape file  (34KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_RoadShieldAK_PT contains Interstate, U.S., State, County route marker, vertical and horizontal Forest Service road box. The name field is used to label the point symbol. Alaska, 1:63,360.Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached
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FSTopo RoadShieldPR Point

ESRI geodatabase  (49KB)
shape file  (6KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_RoadShieldPR_PT contains Interstate, U.S., State, County route marker, vertical and horizontal Forest Service road box. The name field is used to label the point symbol. Conterminous US and Puerto Rico 1:24,000.Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype
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FSTopo SpotElevation Point

ESRI geodatabase  (18MB)
shape file  (10MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_SpotElev_PT marks the location of spot elevations. Elevation values are displayed in the PBS Text layers. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to
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FSTopo Survey Line

ESRI geodatabase  (1MB)
shape file  (965KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Survey_LN portrays Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Land Grants, Survey Lines, Tract lines. The line feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the
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FSTopo Survey Point

ESRI geodatabase  (479KB)
shape file  (274KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Survey_PT contains monuments, land grants, and non Public Land Survey System (PLSS) survey points. The point feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe
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FSTopo Transportation Line

ESRI geodatabase  (761MB)
shape file  (1232MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Transport_LN contains transportation features ranging from Trails to Highways. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF). The source for this feature class is local, county, and state data as well as the Infra database, which is the USFS authoritative database for manmade features.Within
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FSTopo Transportation Point

ESRI geodatabase  (3MB)
shape file  (1MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo Transport PT contains features such as Gates, Berms, Bridge Abutments, etc. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic symbology
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Historical Woodland Density of the Conterminous U.S., 1873

ESRI geodatabase  (175KB)
shape file  (190KB)

Date of last refresh: Mar 31, 2017

This dataset includes polygons with a minimum of 40 acres of woodlands per square mile as depicted in William H. Brewer’s 1873 map of woodland density and covers the conterminous United States. Each polygon has been labeled with the density category (1-5) depicted on the original map. This dataset was created by
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Land and Water Conservation Fund Projects

ESRI geodatabase  (71KB)
shape file  (26KB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

This data set shows federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) projects funded in the President's budget or included in the upcoming year's President's Budget. The Fiscal Year the project was funded is contained in the attribute "FISCALYEAR".

Land and Water Conservation Fund: Proposed Land Purchases

ESRI geodatabase  (205KB)
shape file  (286KB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

This dataset contains parcels proposed for purchase by the Forest Service under the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Program. Also, some polygons in this dataset are meant to provide supporting information or historical context for parcels proposed by the Forest Service for purchase under the Land and Water Conservation
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MTBS Burn Area Boundary

ESRI geodatabase  (69MB)
shape file  (179MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

The Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity (MTBS) project assesses the frequency, extent, and magnitude (size and severity) of all large wildland fires (includes wildfire, wildland fire use, and prescribed fire) in the conterminous United States (CONUS), Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico for the period of 1984 through 2015. All
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MTBS Fire Occurrence Points

ESRI geodatabase  (1MB)
shape file  (2MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

The Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity (MTBS) project assesses the frequency, extent, and magnitude (size and severity) of all large wildland fires (includes wildfire, wildland fire use, and prescribed fire) in the conterminous United States (CONUS), Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico for the period of 1984 through 2015. All
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PBS Reference Quadrangle

ESRI geodatabase  (1MB)
shape file  (4MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 25, 2017

FSTopo_Quadrangle_PL portrays the FSTopo quad footprint. Quadrangles with a Vintage > 0 (greater than zero) make up the FSTopo area of interest.Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic symbology
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RAVG Burn Area Boundaries

ESRI geodatabase  (3MB)
shape file  (6MB)

Date of last refresh: May 22, 2017

The USDA Forest Service Rapid Assessment of Vegetation Condition after Wildfire (RAVG) program produces geospatial data and maps of post-fire vegetation condition using standardized change detection methods based on Landsat or similar multispectral satellite imagery. RAVG data products characterize vegetation condition within
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Surface Drinking Water Importance

ESRI geodatabase  (667MB)
shape file  (1266MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

The Forests to Faucets dataset provides a watershed index of surface drinking water importance, a watershed index of forest importance to surface drinking water, and a watershed index to highlight the extent to which development, fire, and insects and disease threaten forests important for surface drinking water. The Forests
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Surface Drinking Water Importance - Forests on the Edge

ESRI geodatabase  (603MB)
shape file  (1149MB)

Date of last refresh: Nov 20, 2017

The Forests on the Edge feature class is based on the digital hydrologic unit boundary layer to the Subwatershed (12-digit) 6th level for the continental United States. This 2015 data set is an updated version of the 2011 Forests to Faucets data set. America’s private forests provide a vast array of public goods and
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