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 from http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/explorer-desktop. Instructions for using ArcGIS Explorer can be found at this site.

Instructions for downloading and viewing Google Earth KMZ files:
1. To view Google Earth KMZ files, download the freeware Google Earth from. http://earth.google.com/intl/en/download-earth.html. Instructions for using Google Earth can be found at this site.
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.

 Selected GIS Datasets for Carson National Forest

 

 

Shape

KMZ

Activities:

Activity Polygons - Activities either with a signed NEPA document, laid out on the ground and/or accomplished on the ground.  Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shape
2.5 MB

 

iweb_FACTS_Activities Table - Tabular data from Forest Service Corporate database - FACTS ACTV160 Report (Microsoft Excel Format).  Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Excel Table
3.1 MB

Activities Join - Activities Polygons Joined to FACTS ACTV160 Report for Accomplished Activities in Fiscal Years 2008 to 2018  Posted 9/21/2018

Shape
3.2 MB

KMZ
3.5 MB

FACTS Activity Codes Appendix B - Code definitions Posted 4/14/2017

 

PDF Document

Constructed Features:

Constructed Features points-

This feature dataset includes constructed and non constructed features that support management needs and mapping. This dataset includes a variety of constructed features, (e.g, fences, bridges, culverts, buildings, communication systems, gates, helipads, parking lots, shooting range, etc.) and non-constructed features which may include natural barriers and other features that need to be maintained spatially. Metadata Updated 9/21/2018

Shape

41KB

 

 

KMZ

45KB

Constructed Features lines-

This feature class depicts constructed and non constructed linear features on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. This feature class includes a variety of constructed features, (e.g, fences, ditches, pipelines, etc.) and non-constructed features which may include natural barriers and other features that need to be maintained spatially. Metadata Updated 9/21/2018

KMZ

4KB

Fire Management:

Fire History points - Fire origins for fires occurring from 1970 through 2017 with some points dating back to 1967.   Metadata  Posted 4/17/2018

Shapes
467 KB

KMZ
390 KB

Fire History polygons - Fire Perimeters. Includes all fires greater than or equal to 10 acres. Includes all fire perimeters from 1970 to 2017 with some polygons dating back to 1967.   Metadata  Posted 4/17/2018

KMZ
271 KB

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

Shape
290 KB

KMZ
411 KB

Land:

Administrative Forest - An area encompassing all the National Forest System lands administered by an unit. The area encompasses private lands, other governmental agency lands, and may contain National Forest System lands within the proclaimed boundaries of another administrative unit. All National Forest System lands fall within one and only one Administrative Forest Area.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shapes
275 KB

KMZ
111 KB

Ranger District - A depiction of the boundary that encompasses a Ranger District.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

KMZ
197 KB

Administrative Region - An area encompassing all the National Forest System lands administered by a Region. The area encompasses private lands, other governmental agency lands. All National Forest System lands fall within one and only one Administrative Region Area.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shape
389 KB

KMZ
469 KB

Other National Designated Area - An area depicting National Forest System land parcels that have management or use limits placed on them by legal authority. Examples are: National Recreation Area, National Monument, and National Game Refuge.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shape
22 KB

KMZ
5 KB

Proclaimed Forest - A depiction of the boundaries encompassing the National Forest System (NFS) lands within the original proclaimed National Forests, along with subsequent Executive Orders, Proclamations, Public Laws, Public Land Orders, Secretary of Agriculture Orders, and Secretary of Interior Orders creating modifications thereto, along with lands added to the NFS which have taken on the status of 'reserved from the public domain' under the General Exchange Act. The following area types are included: National Forest, Experimental Area, Experimental Forest, Experimental Range, Land Utilization Project, National Grassland, Purchase Unit, and Special Management Area.    Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shape 
111 KB

KMZ
119 KB

Section - An area defined by the Public Lands Survey System Grid. Normally, 36 sections make up a township.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shapes
1.5 MB

KMZ
1.2 MB

Township - An area defined by the Public Lands Survey System grid that is referenced by its tier and range numbers, and is normally a rectangle approximately 6 miles on a side with boundaries conforming to meridians and parallels.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

KMZ
208 KB

Special Interest Management Area - A depiction of National Forest System land parcels that have management or use limits placed on them by the Forest Service. Examples include: Anadromous Spawning Area, Indian Reserve Classification Area, Archeological Area, and Scenic Area.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shape
75 KB

KMZ
72 KB

Surface Ownership - An area depicting ownership parcels of the surface estate. Each surface ownership parcel is tied to a particular legal transaction. The same individual or organization may currently own many parcels that may or may not have been acquired through the same legal transaction. Therefore, they are captured as separate entities rather than merged together. This is in contrast to Basic Ownership, in which the surface ownership parcels having the same owner are merged together. Basic Ownership provides the general user with the Forest Service versus non-Forest Service view of land ownership within National Forest boundaries. Surface Ownership provides the land status user with a current snapshot of ownership within National Forest boundaries.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shape
589 KB

KMZ
782 KB

Surface Ownership Dissolve -This is a Basic ownership layer mergered from Surface Ownership. Ownership is depicted (dissolved) by FS_Own_Code (USFS or OTHER.)   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shape
397 KB

 

Wilderness Status - The Land Status view of National Forest System land parcels that have legal descriptions such as National Wilderness Area, Primitive Area, or Wilderness Study Area.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shape
111 KB

KMZ
125 KB

Wild Scenic River - The Land Status view of a Wild and Scenic River.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shape
78 KB

KMZ
75 KB

Rangeland:

RMU_Unit (Allotments) - Depicts the gross grazing management area (allotment) boundaries, range general resource area boundaries, and wild horse territories boundaries.  Metadata  Posted 06/29/2018

Shapes
1.0 MB

 

RMU_SubUnit (Pastures) - Depicts grazing implementation monitoring area boundaries within each Pasture.  Metadata  Posted 06/29/2018

 

gc_allotments_v - Linkable Tabular data from tables gc_allotments_v (Microsoft Excel Format).  Metadata  Posted 06/29/2018

Excel Tables
181 KB

gc_pastures_v - Linkable Tabular data from tables gc_pastures_v (Microsoft Excel Format). Metadata  Posted 06/29/2018

AllotmentJoin - RMU_Unit (Allotments) Join to table gc_allotments_v   Posted 06/29/2018

Shapes
1.0 MB

KMZ
592 KB

PastureJoin - RMU_SubUnit (Pastures) Join to gc_pastures_v  Posted 06/29/2018

KMZ
739 KB

Recreation:

Recreation Opportunity Spectrum - Recreation Opportuntiy Spectrum (ROS) - Existing Condition.  Metadata  Posted 7/17/2018

Shape
511 KB

KMZ
611 KB

Recreation Site Point- The purpose of this feature class is to depict locations of USFS recreation sites. Metadata  Posted 7/17/2018

Shape

16KB

KMZ

20KB

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:

TEU_Land_Type - Terrestrial Ecosystem Survey (TES) or Soil data.  Metadata  Posted 6/2009

Shape
5.9 MB

 

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
267 KB

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

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

Shape
5.8 MB

KMZ
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

Shape
5.9 MB

KMZ
10.7 MB

Transportation:

Road - Depicts spatial location of roads within or in close proximity to an administrative boundary unit.  Metadata  Posted 8/2012

Shapes
5.4 MB

 

Trail - Depicts spatial location of trails within or in close proximity to an administrative boundary unit.  Metadata  Posted 8/2012

 

iweb Road Linear Events table - Tabular data from Infra Road Linear Events Report (Microsoft Excel Format).  Metadata  Posted 8/2012

Excel Tables
599 KB

iweb Trail Linear Events table - Tabular data from Infra Trail Linear Events Report (Microsoft Excel Format).  Metadata  Posted 8/2012

RoadJoin - Road Route, Joined to their respective event tables. These Roads exclude Operational Maintenance Level 1 Roads (Closed) and Decommissioned Roads.  Posted 8/2012

Shapes
2.6 MB

KMZ
2.9 MB

TrailJoin - Trail Route Joined to their respective event tables.  Posted 8/2012

KMZ
1.3 MB

Motor Vehicle Use Map Roads Dataset – Roads Dataset used to create the MVUM for the Carson National Forest. MVUM represents the legal document that depicts where motorized vehicles can be used on the Forest.   Metadata  Posted 4/19/2016

Shapes
2.2 MB

 

KMZ
2.3 MB

Motor Vehicle Use Map Trails Dataset – Trails Dataset used to create the MVUM for the Carson National Forest. MVUM represents the legal document that depicts where motorized vehicles can be used on the Forest.   Metadata  Posted 4/19/2016

KMZ
176 KB

Motor Vehicle Use Maps for the Carson National Forest

Vegetation:

Base Vegetation Locations - Depicts location (compartment) boundaries correlating to information including management units to group sites (stands).  Metadata  Posted 8/2012

Shapes
17.5 MB

 

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

KMZ
17.4 MB

Invasive_Plant - Invasive Plant (Noxious Weed) Locations.  Metadata  Posted 6/19/2015

Shape
1.4 MB

KMZ
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

Shape
4.5 MB

 

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

Shape
5.5 MB

 

Mid-Scale Existing Vegetation Life Form - Polygons representing the dominant life form. Metadata  Posted 3/2012

Shape
1.8 MB

 

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

Shape
4.1 MB

 

Water:

Stream Arcs - Stream Lines. Contains all stream arcs even if not named. Used to determine stream type (intermittent, ephemeral and perennial).  Metadata  Posted 8/2012

Shapes
10.3 MB

KMZ
5.6 MB

Stream Routes - Streams. Contains only those streams that are named on the PBS (Primary Base Series) quads. See "Stream Arcs" for all streams. Metadata Posted  8/2012

KMZ
2.7 MB

Water Bodies - Depicts surface water extent for all water bodies larger than 50 feet across their shortest axis.  Metadata  Posted 6/2009

Shape
859 KB

KMZ
1.2 MB

Wildlife:

Goshawk Polygons - Goshawk management areas as identified and delineated by forest specialists.  Metadata  Posted 8/2012

Shape
32 KB

KMZ
28 KB

Mexican Spotted Owl Polygons - Mexican spotted owl management areas as identified and delineated by forest specialists.  Metadata  Posted 6/2009

Shape
11 KB

KMZ
5 KB



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Key Contacts



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