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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

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 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

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: 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

Current Invasive Plants

ESRI geodatabase  (300MB)
shape file  (723MB)

Date of last refresh: Jun 10, 2019

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

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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CALVEG Zones - Ecoregions

ESRI geodatabase  (31MB)

Date of last refresh: Mar 22, 2018

This polygon layer consists of boundaries for the ecological tile units and CALVEG (Classification and Assessment with Landsat of Visible Ecological Groupings) zone units currently being used to tile the EVEG (existing vegetation) dataset. Selected lines were added from the CalWater watershed layer where finer tile divisions
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Existing Vegetation: Region 5 - Central Coast

ESRI geodatabase  (388MB)

Date of last refresh: Jan 18, 2018

This Existing Vegetation (EVeg) polygon feature class is a CALVEG (Classification and Assessment with LANDSAT of Visible Ecological Groupings) map product from a scale of 1:24,000 to 1:100,000. The geographic extent entails the northeastern portion of CALVEG Zone 6, Central Coast. Source imagery for this layer ranges from the
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Existing Vegetation: Region 5 - Central Valley

ESRI geodatabase  (258MB)

Date of last refresh: Mar 22, 2018

This Existing Vegetation (EVeg) polygon feature class is a CALVEG (Classification and Assessment with LANDSAT of Visible Ecological Groupings) map product from a scale of 1:24,000 to 1:100,000 for CALVEG Zone 5, Central Valley. Source imagery for this layer ranges from the year 1998 to 2015. The CALVEG classification system
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Existing Vegetation: Region 5 - Great Basin

ESRI geodatabase  (159MB)

Date of last refresh: Jan 18, 2018

This Existing Vegetation (Eveg) polygon feature class is a CALVEG (Classification and Assessment with LANDSAT of Visible Ecological Groupings) map product from a scale of 1:24,000 to 1:100,000 for CALVEG Zone 9, the Great Basin. Source imagery for this layer ranges from the year 1999 to 2009. The CALVEG classification system
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Existing Vegetation: Region 5 - North Coast East

ESRI geodatabase  (410MB)

Date of last refresh: Jan 18, 2018

This Existing Vegetation (Eveg) polygon feature class is a CALVEG (Classification and Assessment with LANDSAT of Visible Ecological Groupings) map product from a scale of 1:24,000 to 1:100,000. The geographic extent entails the northeastern portion of CALVEG Zone 1 (North Coast), Ecoregion Section M261A. Source imagery for
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Existing Vegetation: Region 5 - North Coast Mid

ESRI geodatabase  (272MB)

Date of last refresh: Jan 18, 2018

This Existing Vegetation (Eveg) polygon feature class is a CALVEG (Classification and Assessment with LANDSAT of Visible Ecological Groupings) map product from a scale of 1:24,000 to 1:100,000. The geographic extent entails the middle portion of CALVEG Zone 1 (North Coast), Ecoregion Section M261B. Source imagery for this
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Existing Vegetation: Region 5 - North Coast West

ESRI geodatabase  (325MB)

Date of last refresh: Jan 18, 2018

This Existing Vegetation (Eveg) polygon feature class is a CALVEG (Classification and Assessment with LANDSAT of Visible Ecological Groupings) map product from a scale of 1:24,000 to 1:100,000. The geographic extent entails the western portion of CALVEG Zone 1 (North Coast), Ecoregion Section 263A. Source imagery for this
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Existing Vegetation: Region 5 - North Interior

ESRI geodatabase  (363MB)

Date of last refresh: Apr 18, 2019

This Existing Vegetation (Eveg) polygon feature class is a CALVEG (Classification and Assessment with LANDSAT of Visible Ecological Groupings) map product from a scale of 1:24,000 to 1:100,000. The geographic extent entails CALVEG Zone 2, North Interior. Source imagery for this layer ranges from the year 1999 to 2016. The
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Existing Vegetation: Region 5 - North Sierra

ESRI geodatabase  (198MB)

Date of last refresh: Jan 18, 2018

This Existing Vegetation (Eveg) polygon feature class is a CALVEG (Classification and Assessment with LANDSAT of Visible Ecological Groupings) map product from a scale of 1:24,000 to 1:100,000. The geographic extent entails CALVEG Zone3, the North Sierra. Source imagery for this layer ranges from the year 2000 - 2014. The
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Existing Vegetation: Region 5 - South Coast

ESRI geodatabase  (430MB)

Date of last refresh: Jan 18, 2018

This Existing Vegetation (Eveg) polygon feature class is a CALVEG (Classification and Assessment with LANDSAT of Visible Ecological Groupings) map product from a scale of 1:24,000 to 1:100,000 for CALVEG Zone 7, the South Coast. Source imagery for this layer ranges from the year 2002 to 2010. The CALVEG classification system
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Existing Vegetation: Region 5 - South Interior

ESRI geodatabase  (14MB)

Date of last refresh: Jan 18, 2018

This Existing Vegetation (Eveg) polygon feature class is a CALVEG (Classification and Assessment with LANDSAT of Visible Ecological Groupings) map product from a scale of 1:24,000 to 1:100,000 for CALVEG Zone 8, the South Interior. Source imagery for this layer ranges from the year 2000 to 2008. The CALVEG classification
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Existing Vegetation: Region 5 - South Sierra

ESRI geodatabase  (528MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 24, 2018

This Existing Vegetation (Eveg) polygon feature class is a CALVEG (Classification and Assessment with LANDSAT of Visible Ecological Groupings) map product from a scale of 1:24,000 to 1:100,000 for CALVEG Zone 4, the South Sierra. Source imagery for this layer ranges from the year 1995 - 2016. The CALVEG classification system
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