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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

National Forest Lands with Nationally Designated Management or Use Limitations: Legal Status

ESRI geodatabase  (6MB)
shape file  (17MB)

Date of last refresh: Aug 19, 2019

A boundary of an area designation within which National Forest System land parcels have management or use limits placed on them by legal authority above the Agency level (e.g. Congress and/or President). Areas that have been designated by Congress, Executive Order, Presidential Proclamation, or an Executive branch Department, excluding National Wilderness and National Wild and Scenic Rivers, with related details including the date of designation, status of the final boundary description, authority, and land status case and document information. Each area designation is characterized by a date, boundary status, and authority and may be just one of several designations that comprise a single national designated area.
parent dataset: Land

National Wild and Scenic River Lines

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

Date of last refresh: Aug 19, 2019

This polyline feature class depicts the river corridors of each Wild and Scenic River designated by Congress or the Secretary of the Interior for the United States and Puerto Rico. This GIS data layer was created from a multi-agency effort by the US Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the US 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).

Purpose:
This geospatial data set represents the Wild and Scenic Rivers designated by Congress and the Secretary of Interior for the United States and Puerto Rico. This is a product of the Inter-agency Wild And Scenic Council and was developed in order to share information about the Wild and Scenic River System.
parent dataset: Land

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.

Purpose:
This geospatial data set depicts the classification of each Wild and Scenic River segment in the United States and Puerto Rico. Wild and scenic rivers are designated by Congress or the Secretary of Interior of the United States. This is a product of the Inter-agency Wild And Scenic Council and was developed in order to share information about the Wild and Scenic River System.
parent dataset: Land

National Wild and Scenic Rivers

ESRI geodatabase  (2MB)
shape file  (5MB)

Date of last refresh: Aug 19, 2019

A boundary depicting an area that has been designated as a National Wild, Scenic or Recreational River in the National Wild and Scenic River System.
parent dataset: Land

Wild and Scenic Rivers: Legal Status

ESRI geodatabase  (2MB)
shape file  (5MB)

Themes: alp land dataset, usda forest service, wild and scenic river status, wild and scenic area name, nfs lands, land status

Date of last refresh: Aug 19, 2019

A boundary of an area designation that comprises all or a portion of a National Wild, Scenic or Recreational River in the Wild and Scenic River System. Each area designation is characterized by a date, boundary status, and authority and may be just one of several designations that comprise a single National Wild and Scenic River.
parent dataset: Land

Roadless Areas: Idaho Roadless Rule

ESRI geodatabase  (5MB)
shape file  (10MB)

Date of last refresh: Aug 19, 2019

The RoadlessArea_ID_2008 feature class describes the boundaries of Roadless Areas designated by the Idaho Roadless Rule of 2008 and managed by the U.S. Forest Service. The final rule reflects the views and concerns of thousands of people who expressed interest during the rule-making process, which ran from October 2006 to October 2008. The public comment period generated 38,000 comments. The Idaho Roadless Rule takes a balanced approach, recognizing both local and national interests. Five management themes have been established (and are identified in the MgmtClassification attribute) that provide prohibitions, with exceptions or conditioned permissions, governing timber cutting, removing and selling, road construction and reconstruction, and certain mineral activities. These management themes are: Wild Land Recreation, Special Areas of Historic or Tribal Significance, Primitive, Backcountry Restoration, and General Forest, Rangeland, and Grassland. Each theme provides management direction that varies from most restrictive to least restrictive and provides roadless character that varies from higher quality to lower quality. Forest Plan Special Areas are also identified, where management of the area is according to Forest Plan direction, not the Idaho Roadless Rule. These special areas include items such as wild and scenic river corridors, research natural areas, etc. This dataset is a compilation of the most up to date Roadless areas from the National Forests in Idaho. This dataset was compiled by taking the roadless area boundaries from each of the National Forests in Idaho and adding the management area prescription boundaries from each forest. For some forests both the existing forest plan management prescription layer and a "proposed" prescriptions boundaries were used. See the list of these Forests in the metadata for the each forest. Date of last update Date of last update is captured in the Lineage section.
parent dataset: RoadlessArea