Lincoln National Forest GIS Data

Selected GIS data that encompass Lincoln 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

Topic Shape KMZ

Fire Management Units An area of the fire planning unit that can be represented by a set of fire behavior data based on a one or more fuel models, slope class, and set of weather data. Each FMU is part of a Fire Planning Unit (FPU).

Metadata

Posted 5/2009

File size 970 KB File size 192 KB

Fire Management Zones Areas with a similar fire behavior profile or potential, based generally on uniform terrain, slope and fuel conditions and are used in initial attack planning.

Metadata

Posted 5/2009

File size 970 KB File size 136 KB

Fire Planning Units A Fire Planning Unit (FPU) is an administrative or organizational entity. It consists of one or more Fire Management Units.

Metadata

Posted 5/2009

File size 970 KB File size 1.1 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 5/2009

File size 228 KB File size 344 KB

Recreation

Topic Shape KMZ

Visual Quality Objective Polygons Visual Quality Objective (VQO) spatial data representing the identification and classification of scenic quality as well as esthetic concern for that quality on the Lincoln National Forest.

Metadata

Posted 6/2009

File size 1.7 MB File size 1.2 MB

Concentrated Use Areas Concentrated Use Areas (CUA's) are used in identifying those areas that are undeveloped but receive high levels of use. Line dataset.

Metadata

Posted 6/2009

File size 15 KB File size 134 KB

General Forest Areas (GFA) surface Depicts Surface General Forest Areas (GFA's) used to meet the values of self-reliance and solitude by understanding and making appropriate capacity decisions.

Metadata

Posted 6/2009

File size 40 KB File size 51 KB

General Forest Areas (GFA) subsurface Depicts Subsurface General Forest Areas (GFA's) used to meet the values of self-reliance and solitude by understanding and making appropriate capacity decisions.

Metadata

Posted 6/2009

File size 9 KB File size 3 KB

Rights Restriction

Topic Shape KMZ

Roadless Areas Depicts inventoried roadless areas on the Lincoln National Forest, including the White Mountain Wilderness encompassing two roadless areas.

Metadata

Posted 6/2009

File size 102 KB File size 110 KB

Softcopy Primary Base Series (PBS)

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 PDF 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

Terrestrial Ecological Unit (TEU) Land Type Polygons Polygons of mapped units of land based on ecological attributes with corresponding TEU Land Type tabular data. Metadata

Posted 7/8/2016

File size 10.2 MB File size 13.3 MB

Vegetation

Topic Shape KMZ

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

Metadata

Posted 5/2009

File size 11.4 MB Not available

Base Vegetation Site Forest and district-level thematic vegetation polygons correlating to vegetative inventories conducted by the forests.

Metadata

Posted 5/2009

File size 11.4 MB Not available

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 8/4/2017

File size 7.7 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 8/4/2017

File size 13.2 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 8/4/2017

File size 7.9 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=stelprdb5203236