Special Purpose FS Data

You can access featured datasets, including aerial fire retardant avoidance areas, boundaries, fire-related maps and data, forest health information, historical wilderness and wild and scenic river designation information, and data related to the Puerto Rico Gap Analysis Project.

Administrative Boundaries

Published Forest Service administrative boundaries are now available on the Enterprise Data/Downloadable Data page.

There are 26 datasets, ranging from administrative forest boundaries to surface ownership parcels and proclaimed national forests and grasslands. Data is updated weekly from the FS Land Status Records System.

State and Private Forestry

S&PF reaches across the boundaries of National Forests to states, tribes, communities, and private landowners – providing assistance to landowners and resource managers.

Research and Development

Browse the largest forestry research organization in the world. Our research contributes to the conservation of many of our most valuable natural resources.

Aerial Fire Retardant Avoidance

Aerial Fire Retardant Avoidance data is now available in a single location, with data on terrestrial and hydrographic areas where the use of aerial fire retardant is to be avoided.

Aerial retardant avoidance areas for hydrographic feature data (based on high resolution National Hydrographic Dataset (NHD) produced by USGS) is available for each FS Region, as well as a national Aerial Fire Retardant Avoidance - Terrestrial layer.

Wilderness & WSR

Official boundary documentation for designated wilderness areas (Wilderness Act, 1964) and wild and scenic rivers (Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, 1968).

Puerto Rico Gap Analysis Project

The PRGAP is a comprehensive assemblage of information on Puerto Rico's land cover, land stewardship, and vertebrate occurrences and natural history information.