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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

National Wild and Scenic River Segments

ESRI geodatabase  (3MB)
shape file  (9MB)

Date of last refresh: Aug 19, 2019

This polyline feature class depicts the classification of each wild and scenic river segment designated by Congress and the Secretary of the Interior for the United States and Puerto Rico. This layer was created by a multi-agency effort including the US Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and the Fish and Wildlife Service. The spatial data were referenced to the latest High Resolution National Hydrological Data Layer (NHD 1:24,000 Scale or better), published by United States Geological Survey (USGS). "Wild" rivers are free of dams, generally inaccessible except by trail, and represent vestiges of primitive America. "Scenic" rivers are free of dams, with shorelines or watersheds still largely primitive and shorelines largely undeveloped, but accessible in places by roads. “Recreational” rivers are readily accessible by road or railroad, may have some development along their shorelines, and may have been dammed in the past.
parent dataset: Land

Right of Way

ESRI geodatabase  (25MB)
shape file  (57MB)

Date of last refresh: Aug 19, 2019

An area depicting a privilege to pass over the land of another in some particular path; usually an easement over the land of another; a strip of land used in this way for railroad and highway purposes, for pipelines or pole lines and for private and public passage.
parent dataset: Land

FSTopo Railroad Line


ESRI geodatabase  (5MB)
shape file  (8MB)

Themes: transportation, topographic, quadrangle, railroad, fstopo, cartographic

Date of last refresh: Jul 24, 2019

FSTopo_Railroad_LN portrays features associated with Railroad Tracks. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic symbology characteristics of features. Annotation features are represented as stand-alone map text collected relative to the scale of the topographic quadrangle. The FSTopo database was originally populated with Cartographic Feature File (CFF) data which was digitized from either the Primary Base Series (PBS) quadrangles or U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic map series quadrangles. Over time, the legacy CFF data is being replaced (at least partially) with data from nationally standardized sources.Data completeness reflects the content of the original source graphic, digital correction guide information, stereoscopic source, monoscopic source, supplemented with cadastral source information. Forests and Quadrangles may have undergone revision at varying dates. The update revision uses a variety of sources, including Digital Orthophoto Quad (DOQ) imagery, NAIP imagery, cadastral information, other vector data sources, and field-prepared correction guides in hardcopy or digital format.