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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 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