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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 Range Vegetation Improvement

ESRI geodatabase  (23MB)
shape file  (57MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

The RngVegImprove feature class depicts the area planned and accomplished areas treated as a part of the Range Vegetation Improvement 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

Activity Silviculture Timber Stand Improvement

ESRI geodatabase  (189MB)
shape file  (343MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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  (251MB)
shape file  (447MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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  (321KB)
shape file  (435KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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  (375MB)
shape file  (780MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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  (430MB)
shape file  (779MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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

Activity Monarch Butterfly Habitat Restoration (MBHR)

ESRI geodatabase  (226KB)
shape file  (314KB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

Activities meeting the Monarch Butterfly Habitat Restoration initiative are a subset of activities that benefit native plants, and in doing so, benefit pollinators. Activities such as thinning, prescribed fire and other methods of fuel removal, treating invasive species and acres of native plantings can benefit Monarchs.
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parent dataset: ActivityInitiatives

Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program: Line

ESRI geodatabase  (452KB)
shape file  (760KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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  (245KB)
shape file  (40KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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  (69MB)
shape file  (156MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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  (120KB)
shape file  (43KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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  (185KB)
shape file  (47KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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

Stewardship Contracting: Line

ESRI geodatabase  (139KB)
shape file  (66KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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  (106KB)
shape file  (6KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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  (31MB)
shape file  (66MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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  (122KB)
shape file  (50KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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  (193KB)
shape file  (122KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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  (52MB)
shape file  (110MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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  (1014MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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: Oct 28, 2019

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

Hazardous sites

ESRI geodatabase  (50KB)
shape file  (2KB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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

Roadless Areas: 2001, Idaho, and Colorado Rules Combined

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

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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: Oct 28, 2019

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
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parent dataset: RoadlessArea

Roadless Areas: Idaho Roadless Rule

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

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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

Aerial Fire Retardant Avoidance Areas: Terrestrial

ESRI geodatabase  (50MB)
shape file  (119MB)

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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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Climate Shield - Bull Trout, 1980

ESRI geodatabase  (4MB)
shape file  (9MB)

Date of last refresh: Jul 10, 2018

This feature class represents the historic (1980) scenario for bull trout, derived from the Climate Shield fish distribution models. These models provide stream-specific probabilistic predictions about the occurrence of juvenile bull trout and cutthroat trout in association with three different scenarios for climate change and
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Climate Shield - Bull Trout, 2040

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

Date of last refresh: Jul 10, 2018

This feature class represents the future (2040) scenario for bull trout, derived from the Climate Shield fish distribution models. These models provide stream-specific probabilistic predictions about the occurrence of juvenile bull trout and cutthroat trout in association with three different scenarios for climate change and
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Climate Shield - Bull Trout, 2080

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

Date of last refresh: Jul 10, 2018

This feature class represents the future (2080) scenario for bull trout, derived from the Climate Shield fish distribution models. These models provide stream-specific probabilistic predictions about the occurrence of juvenile bull trout and cutthroat trout in association with three different scenarios for climate change and
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Climate Shield - Cutthroat Trout, 1980

ESRI geodatabase  (9MB)
shape file  (18MB)

Date of last refresh: Jul 10, 2018

This feature class represents the historic (1980) scenario for cutthroat trout, derived from the Climate Shield fish distribution models. These models provide stream-specific probabilistic predictions about the occurrence of juvenile bull trout and cutthroat trout in association with three different scenarios for climate
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Climate Shield - Cutthroat Trout, 2040

ESRI geodatabase  (6MB)
shape file  (12MB)

Date of last refresh: Jul 10, 2018

This feature class represents the future (2040) scenario for cutthroat trout, derived from the Climate Shield fish distribution models. These models provide stream-specific probabilistic predictions about the occurrence of juvenile bull trout and cutthroat trout in association with three different scenarios for climate change
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Climate Shield - Cutthroat Trout, 2080

ESRI geodatabase  (4MB)
shape file  (8MB)

Date of last refresh: Jul 10, 2018

This feature class represents the future (2080) scenario for cutthroat trout, derived from the Climate Shield fish distribution models. These models provide stream-specific probabilistic predictions about the occurrence of juvenile bull trout and cutthroat trout in association with three different scenarios for climate change
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FIRESTAT Fire Occurrence - Yearly Update

ESRI geodatabase  (49MB)
shape file  (53MB)

Date of last refresh: Jul 18, 2019

The FIRESTAT (Fire Statistics System) Fire Occurrence point layer represents ignition points, or points of origin, from which individual wildland fires started on National Forest System lands. The source is the FIRESTAT database, which contains records of fire occurrence, related fire behavior conditions, and the suppression
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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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NorWeST Observed Temperature Points

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

Date of last refresh: Jul 10, 2018

This layer indicates the location of the observed stream temperature records used for the NorWeST database summaries. NorWeST summer stream temperature scenarios were developed for all rivers and streams in the western U.S. from the > 20,000 stream sites in the NorWeST database where mean August stream temperatures were
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NorWeST Predicted Stream Temperature Lines

ESRI geodatabase  (239MB)
shape file  (362MB)

Date of last refresh: Jul 10, 2018

This layer represents modeled stream temperatures derived from the NorWeST point feature class (NorWest_TemperaturePoints). NorWeST summer stream temperature scenarios were developed for all rivers and streams in the western U.S. from the > 20,000 stream sites in the NorWeST database where mean August stream temperatures were
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Spatial Wildfire Occurrence Data for the United States, 1992-2015 (FPA FOD 4th Edition)

ESRI geodatabase  (120MB)

Date of last refresh: Jan 2, 2018

FPA_FOD_4thedition is a point feature class that represents occurrence of wildfires in the United States from 1992 to 2015. This is the third update of a publication originally generated to support the national Fire Program Analysis (FPA) system. The wildfire records were acquired from the reporting systems of federal, state,
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Surface Drinking Water Importance

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

Date of last refresh: Oct 28, 2019

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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