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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. To obtain a KML file for any EDW dataset, go to the USFS Enterprise Open Data site and search for the dataset. An option to download to KML is available from that website. If you have questions, contact:

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Feature Classes Abstract

Surface Ownership Parcels

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

Themes: land status, nfs lands, owner name, alp land dataset, basic ownership, usda forest service

Date of last refresh: Aug 19, 2019

An area depicted as surface ownership parcels dissolved on the same ownership classification.

This data is intended for read-only use. Basic Ownership is a commonly used base layer used in a wide range of Forest Service business functions as well as those of other entities.
parent dataset: Land

Surface Ownership Parcels, detailed

ESRI geodatabase  (56MB)
shape file  (118MB)

Date of last refresh: Aug 19, 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 rather than merged together. This is in contrast to Basic Ownership, in which the surface ownership parcels having the same owner are merged together. Basic Ownership provides the general user with the Forest Service versus non-Forest Service view of land ownership within National Forest boundaries. Surface Ownership provides the land status user with a current snapshot of ownership within National Forest boundaries.
parent dataset: Land