US Forest Service map prices set to increase January 1 for first time in 10 years

Release Date: Nov 6, 2017  

US Forest Service map prices set to increase January 1 for first time in 10 years

DULUTH, MN – November 6, 2017 - For the first time in nearly a decade the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service plans to increase the price of its Forest Visitor Maps. Beginning Monday, January 1, 2018, the Forest Service will charge $14 for the printed Forest maps. This change is the result of increasing costs for production, printing, and distribution.

 

The Forest Service continually updates its maps and looks for ways to enhance maps. The Forest Service expects to shorten the revision cycle as cartographers continue to apply new digital technology to the map revision process.

 

The Forest Service is also working to increase the availability of digital maps. Digital maps for mobile applications can be downloaded at: http://www.avenza.com/pdf-maps/store. Digital maps cost $4.99 per side.

 

Printed Superior National Forest Visitor Maps are available for purchase at the Forest Offices listed on our website at www.fs.usda.gov/superior.  In addition, there are three ways to order maps from the National Forest Map Store:

 

  1. Online: www.NationalForestStore.com
  2. By phone: (406) 329-3024
  3. By US Mail:

USDA Forest Service

National Forest Store

P.O. Box 7669, Missoula, MT 59807

 

In an effort to help offset the pricing increase for volume sales, beginning January 1, 2018, discount pricing will be made available on sales of 10 or more maps of the same title. Discounted maps are only available when purchased through the National Forest Map Store.  

 

The U.S. Forest Service is dedicated in researching, producing and distributing informative, accurate maps that can help improve the experience on America’s national forests and grasslands. Additional online resources that may help users enjoy the great outdoors:

 

For more information about the Superior National Forest, please visit www.fs.usda.gov/superior, Twitter@SuperiorNF, or Facebook at U.S. Forest Service-Superior National Forest.

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