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 USFS Enterprise Open Data site https://enterprisecontentnew-usfs.hub.arcgis.com 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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Administrative Forest Boundaries

ESRI geodatabase  (15MB)
shape file  (38MB)

Themes: region, land status, nfs lands, forest number, forest service land dataset, forest service lands program, administrative forest, forest name, usda forest service

Date of last refresh: Aug 19, 2019

An area encompassing all the National Forest System lands administered by an administrative unit. The area encompasses private lands, other governmental agency lands, and may contain National Forest System lands within the proclaimed boundaries of another administrative unit. All National Forest System lands fall within one and only one Administrative Forest Area.
parent dataset: Administration

Geopolitical Units adjusted within Administrative Forest Boundaries

ESRI geodatabase  (60MB)
shape file  (155MB)

Date of last refresh: Aug 19, 2019

This dataset includes States, Counties or Boroughs, Congressional Districts, Alaska Recording Districts, County Subdivisions, and Places boundaries that are derived from the latest official Census Bureau and Alaska Department of Natural Resources datasets. Features within Forest Service Administrative Forest boundaries may have been modified by the Forest Service for improved accuracy and spatial coincidence(vertical integration).
parent dataset: Land

Land and Water Conservation Fund: Proposed Land Purchases

ESRI geodatabase  (210KB)
shape file  (288KB)

Themes: acquired land, surface ownership, administrative forest, nfs

Date of last refresh: Aug 19, 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 Fund (LWCF) Program.