Carson National Forest GIS Data

Selected GIS data that encompass Carson National Forest are available for download from this page. A link to the FGDC compliant metadata is provided for each dataset. All data are in zipped shapefile format, in the following projection:

Universal Transverse Mercator
Zone: 13
Units: Meters
Datum: NAD 1983
Spheroid: GRS 1980

In the event GIS data other than what is listed on this page is of interest, please complete a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. For more information, please visit the U.S. Forest Service FOIA website.

Instructions for downloading and viewing GIS data

  1. Click on the ZIP file link.
  2. Save the ZIP file to the desired location on your hard drive.
  3. Open the ZIP file with WINZIP and EXTRACT all the files to a folder on your hard drive.
  4. To view the GIS data, download the freeware ArcGIS Explorer

Instructions for downloading and viewing Google Earth KMZ files

  1. To view Google Earth KMZ files, download the freeware Google Earth
  2. Click on the KMZ file link.
  3. Save the KMZ file to the desired location on your hard drive.
  4. Open the KMZ file. Select Open from the same File Download window you selected Save from.

     

NOTICE

We are in the process of updating our website and transferring data to the Southwestern Region GIS Data webpage. The following data layers have been transferred:

  • Activities
  • Constructed Features
  • Fire Management
  • Land
  • Rangeland
  • Recreation
  • Transportation

Fire Management

Topic Shape KMZ

Wildland Urban Interface

Wildland Urban Interface areas as identified by the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The area or zone where structures and other human development meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland or vegetative fuels.

Metadata

Posted 8/2012

File size 290 KB File size 411 KB

Single Edition Quadrangles (SEQ)

Single Edition 1:24000 Quadrangles

Also known as FSTopo Maps, are raster images of published Forest Service 1:24000 maps. FSTopo 1:24000 data reflect the content of published maps, downloadable in Geotiff and PRF format. Note: To obtain georeferenced 1:24000 Forest Service topographic quadrangles, please click on the link and select the "Raster Data" link. Once at the site, see the associated metadata files for complete information. FS Geodata Clearinghouse

Terrestrial Ecological Units

Topic Shape KMZ

TEU_Land_Type

Terrestrial Ecosystem Survey (TES) or Soil data.

Metadata

 

 

Posted 6/2009

 

File size 5.9 MB Not available

TEUI_Classes

TEUI Classes Aggregated To Map Unit. A list of aggregated TEUI class information for a number of TEUI classes including PNVT, Soil Class, Mineralogy. etc. from Forest Service corporate I-Web tables at Kansas City (Microsoft Excel Format).

Metadata

Posted 9/2010

Excel Tables file size 267 KB Not available

TEUI_Interpretations

TEUI Interpretations Aggregated To Map Unit. Aggregated TEUI interpretation information from Forest Service corporate I-Web tables at Kansas City (Microsoft Excel Format).

Metadata

Posted 9/2010

Excel Tables file size 267 KB Not available

Potential Natural Vegetation

Table Join Displays the Potential Natural Vegetation (PNV) classifications attached to the map unit components aggregated to the map unit. Posted 9/2010

File size 5.8 MB File size 10.6 MB

Soil Class

Table Join Displays the Soil classifications attached to the map unit components aggregated to the map unit.

Posted 9/2010

File size 5.9 MB File size 10.7 MB

Vegetation

Topic Shape KMZ

Base Vegetation Locations

Depicts location (compartment) boundaries correlating to information including management units to group sites (stands).

Metadata

Posted 8/2012

File size 17.5 MB Not available

Base Vegetation Sites

Forest and district-level thematic vegetation polygons correlating to vegetative inventories conducted by the forests. Cover Typre as KMZ

Metadata

Posted 8/2012

File size 17.5 MB File size 17.4 MB

Invasive_Plant

Invasive Plant (Noxious Weed) Locations.

Metadata

Posted 6/19/2015

File size 1.4 MB File size 1.2 MB

Mid-Scale Existing Vegetation Canopy Cover Map Units

Canopy cover map units of trees for tree life form polygons or shrubs for shrub life form polygons

Metadata

Posted 3/2012

File size 4.5 MB Not available

Mid-Scale Existing Vegetation Dominance Type Map Units

Polygons of dominance type in the map units. Dominance types are defined by the species or genera of greatest abundance, usually of the uppermost canopy of the plant community.

Metadata

Posted 3/2012

File size 5.5 MB Not available

Mid-Scale Existing Vegetation Life Form

Polygons representing the dominant life form.

Metadata

Posted 3/2012

File size 1.8 MB Not available

Mid-Scale Existing Vegetation Size Map Units

Diameter class map unit of dominant trees for tree life form polygons or shrub height class for shrub life form polygons.

Metadata

Posted 3/2012

File size 4.1 MB Not available

Water

Majority of water data found on USGS National Hydrography website.



Datasets for New Mexico

Key Contacts



https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r3/landmanagement/gis/?cid=stelprdb5202766