Download National Datasets

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. To obtain a KML file for any EDW dataset, go to the Geospatial Data Discovery Tool and search for the dataset. An option to download to KML is available from that website. If you have questions, contact: SM.FS.data@usda.gov.
 

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Feature Classes Abstract

Forest Service developed sites subject to regulation

ESRI geodatabase  (949KB)
shape file  (1MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 22, 2020

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

Aerial Fire Retardant Avoidance Areas: Terrestrial

ESRI geodatabase  (65MB)
shape file  (148MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 22, 2020

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 10

ESRI geodatabase  (17MB)
shape file  (38MB)

Date of last refresh: Aug 7, 2020

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  (43MB)

Date of last refresh: Mar 18, 2020

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  (11MB)
shape file  (22MB)

Date of last refresh: Aug 7, 2020

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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Communications Sites - Special Use Authorizations

ESRI geodatabase  (142KB)
shape file  (145KB)

Date of last refresh: Feb 12, 2020

This data is intended for read-only use. The purpose of the data is to provide display, identification, and analysis tools for determining locations of designated communications sites located on National Forest System lands, for Forest Service managers and other interested parties.

National USFS Final Fire Perimeter

ESRI geodatabase  (76MB)
shape file  (164MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 22, 2020

The FinalFirePerimeter polygon layer represents final mapped wildland fire perimeters. This feature class is a subset of the FirePerimeters feature class. Incidents of 10 acres or greater in size are expected. Incidents smaller than 10 acres in size may also be included. Data are maintained at the Forest/District level, or
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National USFS Fire Occurrence Point

ESRI geodatabase  (33MB)
shape file  (39MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 22, 2020

The FireOccurrence point layer represents ignition points, or points of origin, from which individual USFS wildland fires started. Data are maintained at the Forest/District level, or their equivalent, to track the occurrence and the origin of individual USFS wildland fires. Forests are working to include historical data,
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National USFS Fire Perimeter

ESRI geodatabase  (80MB)
shape file  (174MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 22, 2020

The FirePerimeter polygon layer represents daily and final mapped wildland fire perimeters. Incidents of 10 acres or greater in size are expected. Incidents smaller than 10 acres in size may also be included. Data are maintained at the Forest/District level, or their equivalent, to track the area affected by wildland fire.
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