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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.

Requests for KML/KMZ output
The Enterprise Data Warehouse Team tested exporting out to KML/KMZ files as a deliverable and due to the complexity and size of the datasets this has been unsuccessful. If you have questions please contact: data@fs.fed.us.
 

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Feature Classes Abstract

Land Utilization

ESRI geodatabase  (44KB)
shape file  (3KB)

Date of last refresh: Jun 10, 2019

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

Other Sub Surface Right

ESRI geodatabase  (60KB)
shape file  (10KB)

Date of last refresh: Jun 10, 2019

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  (26MB)

Date of last refresh: Jun 10, 2019

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Parcels withdrawn from settlement, sale, mineral location, and/or entry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: Jun 10, 2019

Federal land parcels that are withdrawn from settlement, sale, location, or entry under some or all of the general land and mineral laws in order to maintain other public values or purposes.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 A segregation is a specific activity from which the area has been withdrawn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  (112MB)

Date of last refresh: Jun 10, 2019

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  (970KB)
shape file  (1MB)

Date of last refresh: Jun 10, 2019

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 Sections

ESRI geodatabase  (77MB)
shape file  (121MB)

Date of last refresh: Jun 10, 2019

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  (23MB)

Date of last refresh: Jun 10, 2019

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  (233KB)
shape file  (483KB)

Date of last refresh: Jun 10, 2019

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  (24MB)
shape file  (56MB)

Date of last refresh: Jun 10, 2019

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

Surface Ownership Parcels

ESRI geodatabase  (39MB)
shape file  (97MB)

Date of last refresh: Jun 10, 2019

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: Jun 10, 2019

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

Land and Water Conservation Fund Projects

ESRI geodatabase  (75KB)
shape file  (28KB)

Date of last refresh: Jun 10, 2019

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  (210KB)
shape file  (288KB)

Date of last refresh: Jun 10, 2019

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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