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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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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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Feature Classes Abstract

Motor Vehicle Use Map: Roads

S_USA.Road_MVUM

ESRI geodatabase  (99MB)
shape file  (200MB)

Date of last refresh: Aug 19, 2019

The feature class indicates the specific types of motorized vehicles allowed on the designated routes and their seasons of use. The feature class is designed to be consistent with the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM). Only roads with a SYMBOL attribute value of 1, 2, 3, 4, 11, and 12 are Forest Service System roads and contain data concerning their availability for OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) use. This data is published and refreshed on a unit by unit basis as needed. Information for each individual unit must be verified as to be consistent with the published MVUMs prior to inclusion in this data. Not every National Forest has data included in this feature class.
parent dataset: Transportation

Motor Vehicle Use Map: Trails

S_USA.Trail_MVUM

ESRI geodatabase  (26MB)
shape file  (56MB)

Themes: national forest, travel management rule, road, mvum, forest service

Date of last refresh: Aug 19, 2019

This feature class depicts Forest Service trails where motorized use is allowed. It contains information on the specific type of motor vehicle and their seasons of use. The feature class is consistent with the appropriate National Forest's Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM). Non-motorized trails are not included in this data. Trails in this feature class are legal for some motorized use for at least a portion of the year. Any reference to Open or Dates Open refers strictly to when it is legal to use that motor vehicle on the trail. It is not meant to describe when the conditions would be appropriate for that use. As an example, a trail may be designated open to motorcycles all year long but there may be periods of time when snow depth prevents the use of motorcycles on that trail. It is compiled from the GIS Data Dictionary data and tabular data that the administrative units have prepared for the creation of their MVUMs. This data is published and refreshed on a unit by unit basis as needed. Individual unit's data must be verified and proved consistent with the published MVUMs prior to publication in the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW).

Purpose:
This feature class contains National Forest System trails which have been designated as open to motorized vehicles under the Travel Management Rule. This data is published and refreshed on a unit by unit basis as needed. Individual units data must be verified and proved consistent with the published Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) prior to publication in the EDW.
parent dataset: Transportation

National Forest System Trails

ESRI geodatabase  (92MB)
shape file  (197MB)

Date of last refresh: Aug 19, 2019

The TrailNFS_Publish Layer is designed to provide information about National Forest System trail locations and characteristics to the public. It describes trail locations, basic characteristics of the trail, and where and when various trail uses are prohibited, allowed and encouraged. Because the data readiness varies between Forests, each Forest approves which level of attribute subset are published for that forest. Forests can provide no information or one of three attribute subsets describing trails. The attribute subsets include TRAILNFS_CENTERLINE which includes the location and trail name and number; TRAILNFS_BASIC which adds information about basic trail characteristics; and TRAILNFS_MGMT which adds information about where and when users are prohibited, allowed, and encouraged. When a Forest chooses to provide the highest attribute subset, TRAILNFS_MGMT, these attributes must be consistent with the Forest's published Motorized Vehicle Use Map (MVUM).

Purpose:
The TrailNFS_Publish Layer is designed to provide information about National Forest System trail locations and characteristics to the public. When fully realized, it will describe trail locations, basic characteristics of the trail, and where and when various trail uses are prohibited, allowed and encouraged. Because the data readiness varies between Forests, each Forest will approve which level of attribute subset are published for that forest. Forests can provide no information or one of three attribute subsets describing trails. The attribute subsets include TRAILNFS_CENTERLINE which includes the location and trail name and number; TRAILNFS_BASIC which adds information about basic trail characteristics; and TRAILNFS_MGMT which adds information about where and when users are prohibited, allowed, and encouraged. When a Forest chooses to provide the highest attribute subset, TRAILNFS_MGMT, these attributes must be consistent with the Forest's published Motorized Vehicle Use Map (MVUM).
parent dataset: Transportation