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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.

Shapefile Limitation Warning:
The Enterprise Data Warehouse Team has identified certain technical limitations of shapefiles which make them not suitable for all datasets within this clearinghouse. Due to file size limits as well as attribute name length and field length restrictions leading to inevitable data loss, the EDW Team is unable to support shapefile exports for larger datasets. There are other methods to accessing this data in addition to the Esri File Geodatabase (FGDB) including the map service or the Geospatial Data Discovery Tool.

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Feature Classes Abstract

Aerial Fire Retardant Avoidance Areas: Terrestrial

ESRI geodatabase  (57MB)
shape file  (118MB)

Themes: aerial fire retardant avoidance

Date of last refresh: Apr 13, 2024

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 the aerial application of fire retardant should be avoided in order to prevent the potential of impacts to Federally listed threatened or endangered species as identified through consultation, or Forest Service sensitive species. Data includes location of terrestrial areas where the application of aerial fire retardant is to be avoided. This data is to be used in planning and implementation phases of U.S. Forest Service fire activities to help prevent misapplication of aerial fire retardant in known areas of TEPCS (Threatened, Endangered, Proposed, Candidate, Sensitive) species throughout National Forest lands. Provided here is a National merged dataset derived from each National Forest contribution. This data has been merged, dissolved, and erased of attributes contained in each original component dataset. For this purpose, specific attributes are not necessary, as any spatial areas depicted simply show areas where aerial fire retardant use is to be avoided as stated in U.S. Forest Service guidelines.

Aerial Fire Retardant Hydrographic Avoidance Areas: Aquatic - Region 1

ESRI geodatabase  (137MB)
shape file  (321MB)

Themes: hydrographic avoidance, aerial fire retardant avoidance

Date of last refresh: Mar 22, 2024

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 interest to accurately represent aerial fire retardant avoidance areas as described in the 2011 Record of Decision for the Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Land EIS. These changes have been integrated into this dataset depicting aerial fire retardant avoidance areas for hydrographic features. Note that this data is current for 2023.

Aerial Fire Retardant Hydrographic Avoidance Areas: Aquatic - Region 10

ESRI geodatabase  (18MB)
shape file  (39MB)

Themes: hydrographic avoidance, aerial fire retardant avoidance

Date of last refresh: Mar 22, 2024

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 interest to accurately represent aerial fire retardant avoidance areas as described in the 2011 Record of Decision for the Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Land EIS. These changes have been integrated into this dataset depicting aerial fire retardant avoidance areas for hydrographic features. Note that this data is current for 2023.

Aerial Fire Retardant Hydrographic Avoidance Areas: Aquatic - Region 2

ESRI geodatabase  (229MB)
shape file  (558MB)

Themes: hydrographic avoidance, aerial fire retardant avoidance

Date of last refresh: Mar 22, 2024

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 interest to accurately represent aerial fire retardant avoidance areas as described in the 2011 Record of Decision for the Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Land EIS. These changes have been integrated into this dataset depicting aerial fire retardant avoidance areas for hydrographic features. Note that this data is current for 2023.

Aerial Fire Retardant Hydrographic Avoidance Areas: Aquatic - Region 3

ESRI geodatabase  (19MB)
shape file  (44MB)

Themes: hydrographic avoidance, aerial fire retardant avoidance

Date of last refresh: Mar 22, 2024

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 interest to accurately represent aerial fire retardant avoidance areas as described in the 2011 Record of Decision for the Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Land EIS. These changes have been integrated into this dataset depicting aerial fire retardant avoidance areas for hydrographic features. Note that this data is current for 2023.

Aerial Fire Retardant Hydrographic Avoidance Areas: Aquatic - Region 4

ESRI geodatabase  (136MB)
shape file  (327MB)

Themes: hydrographic avoidance, aerial fire retardant avoidance

Date of last refresh: Mar 22, 2024

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 interest to accurately represent aerial fire retardant avoidance areas as described in the 2011 Record of Decision for the Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Land EIS. These changes have been integrated into this dataset depicting aerial fire retardant avoidance areas for hydrographic features. Note that this data is current for 2023.

Aerial Fire Retardant Hydrographic Avoidance Areas: Aquatic - Region 5

ESRI geodatabase  (51MB)
shape file  (122MB)

Themes: hydrographic avoidance, aerial fire retardant avoidance

Date of last refresh: Mar 22, 2024

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 interest to accurately represent aerial fire retardant avoidance areas as described in the 2011 Record of Decision for the Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Land EIS. These changes have been integrated into this dataset depicting aerial fire retardant avoidance areas for hydrographic features. Note that this data is current for 2023.

Aerial Fire Retardant Hydrographic Avoidance Areas: Aquatic - Region 6

ESRI geodatabase  (36MB)
shape file  (97MB)

Themes: hydrographic avoidance, aerial fire retardant avoidance

Date of last refresh: Mar 22, 2024

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 interest to accurately represent aerial fire retardant avoidance areas as described in the 2011 Record of Decision for the Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Land EIS. These changes have been integrated into this dataset depicting aerial fire retardant avoidance areas for hydrographic features. Note that this data is current for 2023.

Aerial Fire Retardant Hydrographic Avoidance Areas: Aquatic - Region 8

ESRI geodatabase  (110MB)
shape file  (268MB)

Themes: hydrographic avoidance, aerial fire retardant avoidance

Date of last refresh: Mar 22, 2024

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 interest to accurately represent aerial fire retardant avoidance areas as described in the 2011 Record of Decision for the Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Land EIS. These changes have been integrated into this dataset depicting aerial fire retardant avoidance areas for hydrographic features. Note that this data is current for 2023.

Aerial Fire Retardant Hydrographic Avoidance Areas: Aquatic - Region 9

ESRI geodatabase  (87MB)
shape file  (208MB)

Themes: hydrographic avoidance, aerial fire retardant avoidance

Date of last refresh: Mar 22, 2024

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 interest to accurately represent aerial fire retardant avoidance areas as described in the 2011 Record of Decision for the Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Land EIS. These changes have been integrated into this dataset depicting aerial fire retardant avoidance areas for hydrographic features. Note that this data is current for 2023.